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Overture Center exterior for Make Music Madison

Overture Center on Wednesday will be lit in orange as part of Make Music Madison 2017. The arts center, at 201 State St., is among more than 25 iconic buildings and U.S. landmarks to glow orange June 21 as a way to welcome summer on the summer solstice. 

Overture Center — one of more than 108 venues in Madison hosting musicians as part of Wednesday's annual Make Music Madison event — will be lighted in orange that day as part of a global celebration.

About two dozen buildings across the U.S. will glow with the the bright hue to evoke the first day of summer as part of the worldwide Make Music Day, held annually on the summer solstice. Along with Overture Center, 201 State St., landmarks bathed in orange will include Niagara Falls and the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York; Boston City Hall in Massachusetts; and Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) in Milwaukee. 

Make Music Day, which originated in France, is now celebrated with outdoor music in more than 750 cities in 120 countries. 

Its Madison incarnation, known as Make Music Madison, will feature free, open air performances by more than 275 musicians throughout the day and evening Wednesday. A schedule of performances and a map of venues throughout the city is online at www.makemusicmadison.org.

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