Press Release

April 03, 2017

Young Music Makers Free Outdoor Concerts presented by Lincoln Center through June 1

Community and Education

Press Contact: Marian Skokan


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More than 35 Schools representing New York City, states across the U.S., plus China, and Canada to Perform on Josie Robertson Plaza


April 3, 2017 — Each spring, through its Young Music Makers program, now in its 40th decade, Lincoln Center welcomes hundreds of young musicians to its campus for dozens of free performances. Now through June 1, 2017, Young Music Makers brings groups from U.S. middle, high, and U.S. regional schools, and international school ensembles to Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza. A schedule follows in this release.


Young Music Makers 2017 offers a wide range of concerts by groups ranging from jazz bands to orchestral ensembles to choirs from around New York State and the world. Schools participating include The Concordia International School Shanghai from China performing on April 4 at 12:00 pm, as well as another international group, the Innisdale Secondary School from Ontario, Canada performing on May 18 at 12:30 pm.  Local schools returning to perform this year include Cliffside Park Middle School, Cliffside, New Jersey, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. and Mark Twain I.S. 239, Brooklyn, New York on May 24 at 11:00 a.m.



Performances take place on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza, Columbus Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets


April 2017

Monday, April 3 at 10:00 am                  Lockport Township High School – Lockport, Illinois

Monday, April 3 at 11:00 am                  Richland High School – Poulsbo, WA

Monday, April 3 at 2:00 pm                    North Kitsap High School – Truckee, CA

Tuesday, April 4 at 12:00 pm                 The Concordia International School Shanghai – Shanghai, China

Wednesday, April 5 at 11:00 am            SAR Academy – Riverdale, NY

Wednesday, April 5 at 2:00 pm              South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School – Bronx, NY

Thursday, April 6 at 11:00 am                P.S. 132 The Conselyea School – Williamsburg, NY

Thursday, April 6 at 2:00 pm                  Irvine High School – Irvine, CA

Friday, April 7 at 11:00 am                     Severn School – Severna Park, MD

Tuesday, April 11 at 12:00 pm               Green Valley High School – Henderson, NV

Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00 pm            Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County – Bridgeport, CT

Thursday, April 13 at 10:00 am              Colby High School – Colby, WI

Thursday, April 13 at 12:00 pm              Clovis West High School – Fresno, CA

Friday, April 14 at 1:00 pm                     Crosby-Ironton High School – Crosby, MN

Wednesday, April 19 at 12:00 pm          Trinity High School – Lyndhurst, OH

Monday, April 24 at 10:00 am                 Moses Brown School – Providence, RI

Monday, April 24 at 11:00 am                 Uniondale High School – Uniondale, NY

Monday, April 24 at 12:00 pm                 CT Future Musicians – Portland, CT

Friday, April 28 at 10:00 am                    Hillsborough High School – Hillsborough, NJ

Friday, April 28 at 12:00 pm                   The School District of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA


May 2017

Monday, May 1 at 1:00 pm                     P.S. 859 Special Music School – New York, NY

Wednesday, May 10 at 10:00 am           Shenendehowa Central School District – Clifton Park, NY

Friday, May 12 at 11:00 am                    Bronx High School for Law and Community Service – Bronx, NY

Monday, May 15 at 11:00 am                 Lycée Français de New York – New York, NY

Monday, May 15 at 1:00 pm                   Webster Thomas High School – Webster, NY

Wednesday, May 17 at 11:00 am           Vista Academy – Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, May 18 at 11:00 am               Cliffside Park Middle School – Cliffside Park, NJ

Thursday, May 18 at 12:30 pm               Innisdale Secondary School – Barrie, Ontario

Thursday, May 18 at 2:00 pm                 Southampton High School – Southampton, NY

Wednesday, May 24 at 11:00 am           Mark Twain I.S. 239 – Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, May 31 at 12:30 pm           Middlesex Middle School – Darien, CT


June 2017

Thursday, June 1 at 11:00 am                The Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children – NY, NY

Thursday, June 1 at 2:00 pm                  Nazareth Academy HS for Catholic Girls – Philadelphia, PA and Holy Ghost HS for Boys – Bensalem, PA


Programs are subject to change, and cancellation without notice due to inclement weather.


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