6 Ways to Celebrate «Fête de la musique» 2021 Online

Celebrate « Fête de la musique» with these 6 online events from around the world.

Aside from being the longest day of the year, June 21 is also the day to celebrate anything to do with music. Created in Paris, France in 1982 by then Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and Director of Music and Dance, Maurice Fleuret, Fête de la musique is now celebrated in over 120 countries all over the world.

Unlike traditional music festivals, Fête de la musique is a chance for all musicians - whether professionals or amateurs, young or old - all over the world to create and share their music with the public. All organised events during this celebration are free of charge and people are encouraged to go out onto the streets, to perform and enjoy music together. 

Here's a series of online events you can join to celebrate «Fête de la musique» from the comfort of your own home.

 

France

On June 21, Ville de Saint-Étienne is offering a panoramic music festival with 8 live streams showcasing 12 must-see places in Saint-Étienne. The live streams will be broadcasted via their website, Facebook page, and YouTube Channel. Check out the full program here.

 

 

Germany

Fête de la musique Berlin will be streaming all the live concerts happening during the festival on their website starting with a kick off concert on June 20 and a full day of music making on June 21.  With 50 channels and over 100  live stream concerts, you can sing-a-long,   in the comfort of your own home, all day long. Check out the full program here. All live streams on the day will be broadcasted through their official website.

 

 

India and Nepal

Fête de la musique 2021 in India and Nepal is going online via web radio boxout.fm. Tune in starting June 7 until June 21 and listen to interviews, DJ mixes, radio exchanges, podcasts and community playlists, exploring the different music of India and Nepal.  See the full program here.

 

 

 

Philippines

Enjoy Fête de la musique Philippines online from June 18-21 featuring spectacular views from the different islands of the country including its top beaches, La Union, El Nido, and Boracay. Catch the live stream with astounding performances from French and local acts. Follow their event page and check out the full line up here

 

 

Singapore

International Music Day Singapore has created a program for the whole family this Fête de la musique.  On June 19 and 21, gather the whole family starting with  a music tale for the youngest, family friendly concerts and performances for when the kids are in bed! Check out full program here.

 

 

Make Music Day

Inspired by Fête de la musique, Make Music Alliance is organising a day long global livestream on June 21 featuring the different Make Music Day events around the world. Make sure you follow their page here and avoid missing out on this awesome event.

Last year’s livestream featured live performances from Australia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Scotland, the United Kingdom, and fifteen cities across the United States.

 

 

 

Bonus: Other Online Concerts

Can't make it to the live streams for Fête de la musique? Here are other websites where you can enjoy free concerts any time of the year.

 

Arte Concert

A subgroup of Arte: The European Culture Channel, Arte Concert houses the collection of concerts done in France and in other parts of Europe which you can watch for free.  

Notable concerts currently playing are Gabriel Yared: Film Music with the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Melody Gardot: From Paris with Love, recorded in the studio of Radio France, and Passengers: French 79 at the Nice Observatory. Check their website regularly to see a list of available concerts.

 

 

L'Opera Chez Soi by Opera de Paris

Opera de Paris brings the experience of watching concerts, ballets and operas by the Opera de Paris via their website L'Opera Chez Soi. Here they showcase some of their best performances which you can either watch for free or rent for a small fee.

Notable free concerts currently showing are Igor Stravinsky, L'histoire du soldat, Variations Goldberg - Johann Sebastian Bach and the opera Le Soulier de Satin. Visit their website regularly to see what's new in their repertoire. 

 

 

Philharmonie de Paris

Philharmonie Paris streams their concerts live and is available for viewing via their website for a limited time.

Notable current and upcoming shows are Danses Symphonique - l’Orchestre symphonique Divertimento, Barbara Hannigan et l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Démos 2021. Check out their upcoming live broadcast performances and full program here.

 

 

 

Now that you have a list of upcoming concerts you can enjoy at home, let's get ready to celebrate the longest day of the year by making, sharing and enjoying music. 

 

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