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Chicago Celebrates ‘Day Of Music’

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CHICAGO (CBS) — For a third straight year, Chicago will celebrate a Day of Music across the city.

“Make Music Chicago is what we describe as a musical free-for-all,” said Elliot Mandel.

Throughout the day this Friday, at dozens of places across the city, Mandel, with the organizing group, Rush Hour Concerts, says hundreds of performers will be making all kinds of music as part of the annual Make Music Chicago.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Brant Taylor says it’s not just professional and seasoned musicians who will be taking part.

“People who might hypothetically be in the audience at a summer series concert watching a professional play, might … go home and dig out their clarinet from under the bed, dust it off, and go to one of these sites where you can join a wind band or some kind of orchestra and play.”

Whether professionals or amateurs are playing, all of the performances are free.

You can find Friday’s Make Music Chicago schedule at http://www.makemusicchicago.com/2013schedule/

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