Make Music Week

Monday, June 17 – Sunday, June 23

Make Music Day, which was launched in France in 1982, is now celebrated in thousands of cities and towns in the U.S.A. and around the world on June 21 each year. It is open to amateur and professional musicians of all ages, encouraging everyone to share their music with friends, neighbors and strangers. This amazing event inspired our weeklong celebration packed with "note"worthy musical performances, music-inspired STEAM-infused programs and interactive multimedia experiences. Get ready for a pitch-perfect week!

All Make Music Week experiences are free with museum admission.

Featured Experiences
Daily Programs
Special Performances
Andrei Orasanu: Classical Guitarist
Monday, June 17 · 11:00 am
You’re invited to an unforgettable classical guitar showcase featuring the prodigious talent of Andrei Orasanu. From winning competitions in Romania at the age of 6 to captivating audiences worldwide at just 15, Andrei's dedication to excellence on the classical guitar is truly remarkable. Join us as Andrei shares his passion and skill in a performance that promises to inspire.
Diego Chachques: Instrumentalist
Tuesday, June 18 ·11:00 am
Diego Chachques takes the stage! From Buenos Aires to touring with legends like Johnny Winter, Diego's talent knows no bounds. Don't miss his mesmerizing performance where he will use multiple synthesizers to create rhythms, pads and other layers of sound to create amazing instrumental “background music.”
Michael, from Michael & the Rockness Monsters
Wednesday, June 19 · 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Get ready for a rockin' good time at this electrifying solo performance featuring Michael from Michael and the Rockness Monsters! With captivating singing, theatrics and an irresistible energy, Michael invites YOU to join in and become part of the band. Don't miss this wild ride of music and fun!
Michael Secchi Jazz Trio
Friday, June 21 · 11:00 am
This performance by local jazz sensation Michael Secchi is sure to jazz up your day! With influences ranging from Miles Davis to the Brecker Brothers, Michael and his trio will treat you to a variety of jazz tunes in different styles, including a generous dose of “swing.” Don’t miss out on this memorable, toe-tapping experience!
Intempo!
Friday, June 21 · 2:00 pm
Get your groove on with Intempo! Featuring talented student performers from the Norwalk Art Space program, this musical showcase celebrates diversity and excellence in music education with an exciting mix of vocal and instrumental pieces.
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
Saturday, June 22 · 11:00 am
What does two trumpets, one trombone, one French horn and one tuba equal? It’s the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet! Experience the magic of brass music during this bright and engaging performance featuring upbeat renditions of popular songs.
Jack and the Beanstalk Operatic Retelling by Rising Stars Performing Arts
Saturday, June 22 · 2:30 pm
Prepare yourself for a magical and musical adventure! Experience this enchanting children's opera adaptation of the classic tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, performed by the talented high school cast of Rising Stars Performing Arts. Through mesmeric singing, acting and dancing, they bring this beloved story to life in a delightful and spellbinding performance for the entire family.
Westport Community Band
Sunday, June 23 · 2:00 pm
Join the Westport Community Band, a dynamic group of enthusiastic volunteer musicians of all ages and musical expertise, as they share their unwavering passion for music. This charming performance brings to life concert band renditions of your favorite tunes and promises to be filled with joy, inspiration and unforgettable melodies celebrating the magic of music.
Monday, June 17
10:30 – 11:00 am
Disovery Station: Fun with Tuning Forks
11:00 am
Andrei Orasanu: Classical Guitarist
11:30 am – noon
Turn the Page: Music-Themed Storytime
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Let's Move: Animal Tempo Explorations
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Art Smarts: Paint What You Hear
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Disovery Station: Fun with Tuning Forks
Tuesday, June 18
9:30 – 10:00 am
Music Makers
10:30 – 11:00 am
Disovery Station: Chladni Plate Experiment (Make Paterns from Sounds)
11:00 am
Diego Chachques: Instrumentalist
11:30 am – noon
Turn the Page: Music-Themed Storytime
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Let's Move: Keyboard Dance Mat
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Music Makers: Karoke Open Mic Edition
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Art Smarts: Paint What You Hear
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Disovery Station: Chladni Plate Experiment (Make Paterns from Sounds)
Wednesday, June 19
10:30 – 11:00 am
Disovery Station: Build an Instrument
11:00 am
Michael, from Micahel & the Rockness Monsters
11:30 am – noon
Turn the Page: Music-Themed Storytime
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Mutt-i-grees®: Rescue Dog Storytime
1:00 pm
Michael, from Micahel & the Rockness Monsters
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Let's Move: Animal Tempo Explorations
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Puppet Place: Musical Marionettes
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Disovery Station: Build an Instrument
Thursday, June 20
9:30 – 10:00 am
Music Makers
10:30 – 11:00 am
Disovery Station: Create a Musical Symbol Collage
11:30 am – noon
Turn the Page: Music-Themed Storytime
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Let's Move: Keyboard Dance Mat
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Music Makers: Karoke Open Mic Edition
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Art Smarts: Paint What You Hear
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Disovery Station: Create a Musical Symbol Collage
Friday, June 21
10:30 – 11:00 am
Disovery Station: Make a Pattern Bracelet
11:00 am
Michael Secchi Jazz Trio
11:30 am – noon
Turn the Page: Music-Themed Storytime
2:00 pm
Intempo! Musical Performance
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Puppet Place: Musical Marionettes
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Disovery Station: Make a Pattern Bracelet
Saturday, June 22
10:30 – 11:00 am
Disovery Station: Fun with Tuning Forks
11:00 am
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
11:30 am – noon
Disovery Station: Build an Instrument
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Mutt-i-grees®: Rescue Dog Storytime
2:30 pm
Jack and the Beanstalk Operatic Retelling by Rising Stars Performing Arts
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Art Smarts: Paint What You Hear
Sunday, June 23
10:30 – 11:00 am
Disovery Station: Make a Pattern Bracelet
11:30 am – noon
Disovery Station: Create a Musical Symbol Collage
2:00 pm
Westport Community Band
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Art Smarts: Paint What You Hear