These musicians are part of high school bands, orchestras and choirs, from from Brooklyn to Oregon, Florida to Minnesota, Canada and Australia, performing in Lincoln Center’s outdoor plaza with pop-up programs of everything from classical to contemporary music.
The concerts are Friday, April 6 through Friday, May 25.
This year’s Young Music Makers draws musicians from 18 states; Alberta, Canada; and New South Wales, Australia.
Some ensembles are regular participants in the program.
One popular multi-appearance group is CT Future Musicians of Portland, Connecticut, celebrating its 18th performance on the Lincoln Center campus on Monday, April 30, at noon. Cliffside Park Middle School of New Jersey will make its eighth appearance in a row on Wednesday, May 23, at 11:00 am.
Meanwhile, half the participating high school ensembles will be making their Lincoln Center debuts.
Now in its second decade, Young Music Makers provides students with the inspirational experience of performing on Lincoln Center’s campus.
This free, unadjudicated program allows ensembles of all abilities and levels to participate, while it gives visitors to Lincoln Center the opportunity to hear some great music for FREE.
Here is the schedule for Young Music Makers concerts:
Friday, April 6, 12:00 pm Apex High School Apex, NC
Friday, April 6, 1:00 pm Foothill High School Palo Cedro, CA
Friday, April 6, 2:00 pm Lakewood High School St. Petersburg, FL
Friday, April 6, 3:00 pm South Paulding High School Douglasville, GA
Monday, April 9, 10:00 am Central Linn High School Halsey, OR
Monday, April 9, 2:00 pm Bluffton High School Bluffton, SC
Tuesday, April 10, 11:00 am Bergen Catholic High School Oradell, NJ
Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 am Hopewell Valley Central High School Pennington, NJ
Thursday April 12, 3:00 pm Central Valley Academy Ilion, NY
Monday, April 16, 11:00 am St Augustine’s College Brookvale, NSW, Australia
Wednesday, April 18, 11:00 am P.S 132 The Conselyea School Brooklyn, NY
Friday, April 20, 10:00 am Convent of Sacred Heart Greenwich, CT
Friday, April 20, 1:00 pm North Tonawanda High School North Tonawanda, NY
Friday, April 20, 2:00 pm South Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC
Friday, April 20, 3:00 pm Westlake High School Waldorf, MD
Friday, April 27, 10:00 am Nazareth Area High School Nazareth, PA
Friday, April 27, 12:00 pm Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Westminster, VT
Friday, April 27, 1:00 pm Algona High School Algona, IA
Monday, April 30, 11:00 am Sacred Heart Academy Hamden, CT
Monday, April 30, 12:00 pm CT Future Musicians Portland, CT
Tuesday, May 1, 2:00 pm Notre Dame High School Alberta, Canada
Wednesday, May 9, 10:00 am Tuckahoe Middle School Eastchester, NY
Monday, May 21, 12:00 pm Lynnfield Middle School Lynnfield, MA
Wednesday, May 23, 10:00 am Lycée Français de New York New York, NY
Wednesday, May 23, 11:00 am Cliffside Park Middle School Cliffside Park, NJ
Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 pm SAR Academy Riverdale, NY
Friday, May 25, 10:00 am Severn School Severna Park, MD
Friday, May 25, 11:00 am Mark Twain I.S. 239 Brooklyn, NY
Friday, May 25, 12:00 pm P.S. 84 Brooklyn, NY
Friday, May 25, 2:00 pm Secaucus High School Secaucus, NJ
Friday, May 25, 3:00 pm Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Hartford, CT
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