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|TONIGHT 5:30PM: “New York Musicians Pray and Play for Nice”—Broadway Performers and Professional Musicians to Honor Victims of Bastille Day Attack
Times Square performance, led by Nice native, calls for courage and community
NEW YORK, NY—July 20, 2016—A week, almost to the hour, since the horrific Bastille Day tragedy in Nice, France, Broadway musicians and other NYC professional musicians will gather TOMORROW AT 5:30PM to play French anthems in Times Square.
This tribute will take place at the George M. Cohan statue in Times Square (47th Street and Seventh Avenue)—a gathering place like Nice’s Promenade des Anglais. Musicians will perform a repertoire including the French national anthem “La Marseillaise” and “Nissa La Bella,” the hymn of the city of Nice.
The event is being organized by trumpeter Dominic Darassee, an immigrant from Nice, currently playing inAn American in Paris, with involvement of the Consulate General of France in New York.