Bell By Bell for Make Music Winter

Make Music Day

Make Music Winter is just one month away, coming to a city near you on December 21!

Among many other events, our signature Bell by Bell program will return nationwide in 2022, featuring the world premieres of new compositions by Brian Chase (from the Grammy-nominated Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Glenn Kotche (from Wilco).

In eight cities on the winter solstice, an event leader will distribute dozens of color-coded diatonic bells to the crowd, one color per note. At the front of the group, a team of conductors will wave corresponding colored flags to lead the group in slowly moving music by the composers, creating a sonorous, atmospheric soundscape. Anyone and everyone can join this magical winter experience.

Find your nearest Make Music Winter event here. (And if you're planning your own free, participatory event on December 21, let us know.)