NPR creates a united state of music

What happens when you invite 350 musicians to learn a new piece of music, then invite them to assemble on the street and take a crack at playing it?

NPR did it.

“But what we’ve found, and what is so incredibly gratifying, is that amazingly talented and generous people join in — this year, about 350 of them on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library,” NPR Music’s Anatasia Tsioulcas writes. “With a new piece by Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, the beat and the heart were there already, but the spirit burst to life when all those musicians came out to play.”

The takeaway? We’re all in the same orchestra; we’re just playing different instruments.