Celebrate the power of music at Make Music Day Beverly Hills

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Musicians will perform in outdoor spaces across the city during Make Music Day Beverly Hills. (photo courtesy of City of Beverly Hills)

Enjoy free outdoor music events across the city during the second annual Make Music Day Beverly Hills on Tuesday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Presented by the city’s Department of Community Services, in partnership with the Beverly Hills Arts and Culture Commission, Make Music Day Beverly Hills offers fun activities in unique spaces. It is part of Make Music Day, a worldwide celebration of music that takes place every summer solstice and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.

Different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day concerts are performed by anyone who wants to play music. The Make Music Day Beverly Hills schedule begins with Family Musical Storytime at the Beverly Hills Public Library from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, call (310) 288-2211.

Ladurée in Beverly Hills, a French purveyor of macarons, will play classic French music from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event celebrates Fête de la Musique, a world-famous festival founded 40 years ago in France. Ladurée is located at 311 N. Beverly Drive. For more information, call (310) 623-1100.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a drumming circle and the Music Mends Minds program at Roxbury Park, 471 S. Roxbury Drive. Visit the park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and join the community in drumming and singing. Some percussion instruments will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring makeshift drums, such as pots and pans. From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Music Mends Minds program will be offered, providing socialization through musical creation. For more information on events at Roxbury Park, call (310) 285-6840

From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., guitarist and songwriter Michael Tanenbaum will perform a concert in the garden at 231½ S. Gale Drive. Tanenbaum performs original compositions of Jewish music on acoustic guitar, influenced by the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and Shlomo Carlebach. For more information, call (310) 993-9564.

Pianist and singer Selinda will perform from 8-9 p.m. in her garden at 1610 N. Beverly Drive. A graduate of the Central Conservatory of Music in China and a 2015 finalist on China’s Got Talent, Selinda will perform original music representing a fusion of Chinese and American musical forms. For information, call (818)468-8422.

The organizers are excited about Make Music Day Beverly Hills and encourage everyone to participate.

“I’ve always had a passion for music. And with music as the universal language of love for the world, it’s so exciting to bring Make Music Day Beverly Hills to our community for people to come together and participate and enjoy the gift of music,” said Commissioner Arts and Culture, Karla Gordy Bristol. “I am so honored to be part of the Arts and Culture Commission, working with an incredible team of commissioners and community services staff, bringing important and meaningful programs like Make Music Day Beverly Hills to enhance the experience arts and culture in our city. ”

“We are thrilled to build on the success of last year’s inaugural Make Music Day Beverly Hills,” added Community Services Manager Jenny Rogers. “And we hope the community will join us in making great music together as we celebrate the power of music and music-making.”

For more information and schedule, visit beverlyhills.org/makemusicday

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