The shortest day of the year will be long on a Portlandic sort of cultural whimsy when the fourth annual Make Music Winter Festival unfurls tentacles of paraders around the city. It begins with “Winterize,” a participatory version of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle, in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden at 11, and concludes at the Metropolitan Museum, at 6:30, with “Pilgrimage,” a march of early-music singers. In between, a dozen parades of kalimbas, bagpipes, bells, drums, carolers, cellists, tap dancers, and a makeshift gamelan will gently disrupt various environments. Of special note is percussionists Amy Garapic and Clara Warnaar’s Washington Square Park circumnavigation, constituting New York’s contribution to A Worldwide Day of In C, a global celebration of Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece.
Sun., Dec. 21, 11 a.m., 2014