Washington Square Music Festival

Washington Square Music Festival Free concerts in Washington Square
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11/10/2019
Tenor Marc Molomot, and (from left) violinists Eriko Sato  and Nicholas Danielson, cellist Lutz Rath, violist  Amadi Azi...
11/07/2019

Tenor Marc Molomot, and (from left) violinists Eriko Sato and Nicholas Danielson, cellist Lutz Rath, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and Eric Davis, French horn, performing Benjamin Britten's Serenade op.31 at the upstate run-out for our Nov. 24, 3 pm concert at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, New York. photo by Cynthia Johnston

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WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS MUSIC AND POETRY Nov 24, 3pm St. Marks Church, free

Composers W.A. Mozart, Benjamin Britten and Max Reger as well as poets John Keats, William Blake, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson are featured at the Washington Square Music Festival’s free concert Sunday, November 24 at 3 pm in St. Mark’s Church-in the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street. This delightful program will be performed by Hélène Jeanney, pianist, tenor Marc Molomot, French hornist Eric Davis, and the Festival String Ensemble.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 at 3 PM - free
The Festival Chamber Ensemble
Eric Davis, French horn
Hélène Jeanney, piano
Marc Molomot, tenor

St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, New York NY 10003 (corner of Second Ave.)
Subway: N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Place
www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org
[email protected]

Max Reger “ Scherzino” for French horn and string ensemble
horn, Eric Davis

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto #12, K414 with string ensemble
piano: Hélène Jeanney

Benjamin Britten Serenade op. 31 for tenor, French horn and string ensemble
tenor: Marc Molomot,
horn: Eric Davis

Britten’s Serenade #31: This masterly work was written for the combined musical talents of tenor Peter Pears and hornist Dennis Brain. Pears was an English tenor who was Britten’s professional and personal partner for many years. Serenade is framed by a horn solo played on natural harmonics to evoke an atmosphere of far-off, primeval innocence. Serenade is an extraordinary example of Britten’s ability to set an anthology of texts bound together by a similar theme, in this case, the world of night, sleep, and dreams. The twilit atmosphere that characterizes this beautiful and evocative work is offset by the two settings that form its centerpiece, the “Sick Rose” of Blake’s “Elegy” and a nightmarish setting of the anonymous 15th-century “Lyke Wake Dirge”.

Tenor Marc Molomot is possessed of a high-tenor voice and a winning stage persona that comfortably embraces both comedic and dramatic roles. He enjoys an international career in opera and on the concert stage. Originally known for appearances with the world’s leading early music ensembles with conductors including William Christie and John Eliot Gardiner, Mr. Molomot is now praised as “an excellent actor-singer” in repertoire of all eras. Recent opera performances have included Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Chicago Opera Theater; a COT co-production with Long Beach Opera, Busoni’s Turandot in the role of Truffaldino with Bard Music Festival; Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of us All at Hudson Hall; and Berg’s Wozzeck with the Houston Symphony in the role of Der Hauptmann. The live recording of this performance was the winner of a Grammy Award and an ECHO Klassik Award, both for Best Opera Recording. .

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Tenor Lindell O. Carter sung Rossini & Mozart arias with the Festival Orchestra, Lutz Rath conducting,  June 4.  A fab p...
06/28/2019

Tenor Lindell O. Carter sung Rossini & Mozart arias with the Festival Orchestra, Lutz Rath conducting, June 4. A fab performance. Recently he signed with the Metropolitan Opera! Congratulations, Lindell! photo by Ken Howard, a Met photographer (small world).

06/25/2019

June 25, 8pm VibeTribe concert still outside in Wash. Sq fingers crossed.

June 18: Wonderful concert inside Grace Church because of rain.  Baritone Kenneth Overton sang Liszt songs and Samuel Ba...
06/20/2019

June 18: Wonderful concert inside Grace Church because of rain. Baritone Kenneth Overton sang Liszt songs and Samuel Barber's "Dover Beach" . Councilmember Margaret Chin attended, and honored us with a citation from the NYC Council. Thank you Ken, thank you Margaret, and thank you Music Director Lutz Rath, violinist Eriko Sato and all the players for making magic that night. photo of Kenneth Overton by John Kwok

06/18/2019

Tonight’s concert featuring Kenneth Overton will be held in Grace Church, 802 Broadway at 10th St, 8pm free, it will be quite wonderful.

Large audience last night (6/11/19) enjoying new and classical music at the Washington Square Music Festival.  Vasko Duk...
06/12/2019

Large audience last night (6/11/19) enjoying new and classical music at the Washington Square Music Festival. Vasko Dukovski performed the world premiere of his Elegy for Duduk, String Quintet and Narrator. Lutz Rath narrated the moving text. -- photos by Ken Howard

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06/11/2019

Greenwich Village NYC

Perfect weather for tonight's open-air Washington Square Music Festival Concert, beginning 8pm! Featuring composers spanning Baroque, Classical, & 20th Century, all performed by the Festival Chamber Ensemble.

FREE & PUBLIC! Seating: first come first served. Full information here: http://www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org/

At the opening of the Washington Square Music Festival's June season.  Rossini, Mozart and Brahms all conducted by Lutz ...
06/05/2019

At the opening of the Washington Square Music Festival's June season. Rossini, Mozart and Brahms all conducted by Lutz Rath attracted a big crowd.

photo by Ken Howard
06/05/2019

photo by Ken Howard

On Tuesday, June 4, 8pm, Washington Square Music Festival opens with a classy classical program -- Brahms, Mozart, Rossi...
05/31/2019

On Tuesday, June 4, 8pm, Washington Square Music Festival opens with a classy classical program -- Brahms, Mozart, Rossini -- conducted by our Music Director, Lutz Rath. Photo: Mr. Rath and oboist Robert Ingliss last summer. -- photo by Sally Bair

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Kenneth Overton featured performer: June 18, 8 pm -- Kenneth Overton, baritone, Washington Square Music Festival Chamber Ensemble

Gustav Erlinger Sextet op 41

Franz Liszt from “Seven Songs”
Samuel Barber “Dover Beach”
Kenneth Overton, soloist

Ludwig van Beethoven Septet In E Flat Op.20

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Many of us will remember Henry's energy and enthusiasm when he would open WSMF concerts. Once I asked if he could attend at a certain date. "Wash. Sq. is my park, I don't need your invitation, I'll come when I want to" he replied. And come he did, many times over the years he was Commissioner of Parks, usually accompanied with his dog, Boomer who sat backstage while Henry spoke. He gave people nicknames; mine was Harpsichord. RIP Henry Stern, you were a true New Yorker. -- from Peggy Friedman

Only Robert Moses surpassed Mr. Stern, New York City’s longtime parks commissioner, in ensuring that a teeming population had places to breathe.

12/2/2018 a heavenly concert at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery featuring cellist Lutz Rath, bass flutist Sheryl Henze, ...
12/03/2018
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12/2/2018 a heavenly concert at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery featuring cellist Lutz Rath, bass flutist Sheryl Henze, tenor Marc Molomot, violist Amadi Azikiwe, (front row) pianist Helene Jeanney, violinist Eriko Sato, and Baroque violinist Theresa Salomon. The Washington Square Music Festival is grateful for these wonderful artists.

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http://www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org/Our final event of our 60th season of free concerts!Join us for a winter ce...
11/26/2018

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Our final event of our 60th season of free concerts!
Join us for a winter celebration Sunday Dec 2 in St. Mark's Church! -- Music by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (17th C), US premiere of Aribert Reimann 's “März”, text by Günter Grass featuring tenor Marc Molomot and more surprises.

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11/19/2018

Eriko and Lutz on their way to a rehearsal for Dec. 2 concert. photo by Sally Bair

CELEBRATE 60 WITH THE WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL’S CONCERT OF MUSIC AND SONG – Dec. 2 at St. Mark’s Church-in-the- Bowery -- free

J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, and Aribert Reimann are the featured composers on Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm, when the Washington Square Music Festival offers music spanning three centuries. Performers include cellist & narrator Lutz Rath, violinist Eriko Sato, pianist Hélène Jeanney, flutist Sheryl Henze, tenor Marc Molomot and the Festival Chamber Ensemble. The performance is free, and seating is first-come, first-served. This is the final concert in the Festival’s 60th season of free concerts.

The venue is St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street. On this site in 1660 was the private chapel of Peter Stuyvesant. The current structure was built in 1779, and more recently has welcomed a range of traditional and avant-garde performances, as well as hosting Sunday worship services.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 at 3 PM - free
WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
The Festival Chamber Ensemble
St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, New York NY 10003
Subway: N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Place
www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org
[email protected]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet in C major, K170

Aribert Reimann “März”, text by Günter Grass -- US premiere
Sheryl Henze, bass flute
Lutz Rath, narrator

Johann Sebastian Bach Benedictus from Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault “Pirame et Tisbé” cantata
Marc Molomot, tenor

JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050

Aribert Reimann’s “März” (March) refers to a month of extraordinary upheaval in the ‘60s. The text is a testimony to the revolutionary student movements in 1960s Europe, especially in Germany. Remarkable is Grass's writing on Ulrike Meinhof, who with Andreas Baader founded the Red Army Fraction also called the Baader-Meinhof Gang. Music to text by Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass is very rare. The first performance was in 1966 with Grass as narrator and flutist Aurele Nicolet. The unusual rough sound of the bass flute mixed with a concrete-like text reflects the sociopolitical climate of the late 60’s. The Red Army Faction's Urban Guerrilla Concept is not based on an optimistic view of the prevailing circumstances in the Federal Republic and West Berlin.-- The Urban Guerrilla Concept authored by RAF co-founder Ulrike Meinhof (April 1971)

The American tenor, Marc Molomot, graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 1994. This is his first appearance with The Festival. Possessed of a high-tenor voice and a winning stage persona that comfortably embraces both comedic and dramatic roles; he enjoys an international career in opera and on the concert stage. Originally known for appearances with the world’s leading early music ensembles with conductors including William Christie and John Eliot Gardiner, Marc is now praised as “an excellent actor-singer” in repertoire of all eras.

Recent opera performances have included Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Chicago Opera Theater; a COT co-production with Long Beach Opera, Busoni’s Turandot in the role of Truffaldino with Bard Music Festival; Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of us All at Hudson Hall; and Berg’s Wozzeck with the Houston Symphony in the role of Der Hauptmann. The live recording of this performance was the winner of a Grammy Award and an ECHO Klassik Award, both for Best Opera Recording.

Marc Molomot is married to Edward Willis and lives in Kerhonkson, New York.

The Washington Square Music Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with the City Council, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, and the Office of the Borough President of Manhattan, Gail Brewer, BP. Generous grants from The Earle K. & Katherine F. Moore Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Washington Square Association, The Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust, New York University Community Affairs & NYU Community Fund, Salamon-Abrams Family Fund, Washington Square Park Conservancy, The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, Con Edison, and Three Sheets Saloon/ Off the Wagon/Down the Hatch, are deeply appreciated.

The Washington Square Music Festival is honored to receive a proclamation for our 60th season of free concerts from the ...
09/27/2018

The Washington Square Music Festival is honored to receive a proclamation for our 60th season of free concerts from the New York City Council and Member Margaret Chin in the Council Chambers.

The Washington Square Music Festival is honored to receive a proclamation for our 60th season of free concerts from the New York City Council and Member Margaret Chin in the Council Chambers.

Millersburg Ferry
09/21/2018

Millersburg Ferry

I am sorry to report that once again we will be closed this weekend due to high water. These pics are from today (9/21/2018). This rain has been hard on us this year. We have a few more weekends before we dry dock so hopefully we can open again this year.

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 60 WITH FRANK LACY CONCERT JAZZ ENSEMBLE – June 26, free!  -- Y'all come!p...
06/23/2018

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 60 WITH FRANK LACY CONCERT JAZZ ENSEMBLE – June 26, free! -- Y'all come!
photo: Kuumba Frank Lacy

On Tuesday, June 26 at 8 pm, on the Main Stage in Washington Square, the Washington Square Music Festival celebrates the Festival’s 60th season of free concerts with the Frank Lacy Concert Jazz Ensemble offering a stellar performance of free form jazz. The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc. Lutz Rath, Music Director. Seating is first come, first served. This is the final concert of the June season of free concerts.

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL: JUNE 26
www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org
[email protected]tonsquaremusicfestival.org

Main Stage, Washington Square Park, Manhattan – FREE
Rainspace: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Frank Lacy Concert Jazz Ensemble
Kuumba Frank Lacy: leader, vocals, trumpet, trombone and valve trombone
Liz Torres: vocals
Michael Wang: trombone, recorder
Stacy Dillard: flute/tenor and soprano saxophones/clarinet
Ryan Berg: upright and electric bass
Theo Hill: piano
Brandon Lewis: drums/miscellaneous percussion
Bill Ware: vibraphone
Wen-Ting Wu: gongs/drums/miscellaneous percussion

Program
Speak Low” Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

“Processional/Elegy for Contentment” Frank Lacy (b. 1958)
(world premiere)

“Águas De Março” Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) /Ellis Regina
(1945-1982)

“AMTIRSMAH (Something)” Frank Lacy
(world premiere)

“Nothing Like You” Bob Dorough (1923-2018) /Miles Davis (1926-1991)

“Let Me Look Down Your Throat, Or Say Ah” Henry Threadgill (b. 1944)

“Time Is Right” Judi Singh/Woody Shaw (1944-1989)

“AMTIRSMAH (Something Else)” Frank Lacy
(world premiere)

Frank Lacy Sextet will perform an eclectic mix of free form jazz and up-dated arrangements of modern expression in jazz today, including the world premieres of “Processional/Elegy for Contentment” and “AMTIRSMA” by Kuumba Frank Lacy. Mr. Lacy has also performed on numerous jazz CD's that are also Grammy-nominated. He is leader of 20 ensembles spanning jazz, classical, blues, rock, and R&B. He's won Downbeat Magazine's Talent Deserving Wider Recognition four times consecutively, and in 2016, won Downbeat Magazine's Rising Star Male Jazz Vocalist. In 2014 JazzTimes wrote: “He wields the trombone with a facility that belies the horn’s bulky build, letting loose with long, loud notes whose endings he twists into gymnastic tremolos.”

Vocalist Liz Torres, member of independent hip-hop fusion group LIXR, is an outstanding jazz vocalist, manager, institutional education liaison, and festival producer with the Charles Mingus Institute (Let My Children Hear Music).

The Washington Square Music Festival is made possible with public funding through Councilmember Margaret Chin and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Office of the Borough President of Manhattan. Generous grants from The Earle K. & Katherine F. Moore Foundation, The Horace Goldsmith Foundation, The Washington Square Association, Music Performance Trust Fund, The Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust, New York University Community Affairs & NYU Community Fund, Salamon-Abrams Family Fund, Washington Square Park Conservancy, The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, Con Edison, and Three Sheets Saloon/ Off the Wagon/Down the Hatch, are deeply appreciated, as is invaluable help from NYC Parks.

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PO Box 1066, Village Station
New York, NY
10014-0706

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