Washington Square Music Festival

Washington Square Music Festival Free concerts in Washington Square

Operating as usual

In this 1989 interview/performance on WQXR, Robert Sherman hosted a whole group of Washington Square Music Festival arti...
08/02/2020
Washington Square Music Festival | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

In this 1989 interview/performance on WQXR, Robert Sherman hosted a whole group of Washington Square Music Festival artists, including conductor and oboist Henry Schuman and me, Peggy Friedman. Oh Lord, radio was sooo inviting and literate in those days. We sure had fun when we were young.

https://www.wnyc.org/story/washington-square-music-festival/

With Henry Schuman, Artistic Director; Executive Director Peggy Friedman; violinists Charles Stegeman and Ellen Payne; pianists James Rivers and Lois Anderson; conductors Paul Schw...

07/23/2020
Sato-Oei Sacco Air

Eriko Sato and husband David Oei play Steven Christopher Sacco's Air for violin and piano

07/21/2020

Eriko Sato and husband David Oei play Britten Lullaby for violin and piano.

Wonderful to see the Music Festival receive recognition for its response to the challenge of COVID-19. Thank you! And, K...
07/02/2020
Washington Square Park Music Festival Goes Virtual

Wonderful to see the Music Festival receive recognition for its response to the challenge of COVID-19. Thank you! And, Kudos to all for their innovative and indomitable spirits!

https://patch.com/new-york/west-village/washington-square-park-music-festival-goes-virtual?fbclid=IwAR3uyndy0BAJ1lEKRYB7YiLkjlBLh-fHycXepDyJZvQxhI6xejmXM-KaOkM

A weekly summer music festival in Washington Square Park has gone online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

06/27/2020
Facebook Live Screening Premiere Les Chansons de Bilitis

7pm: Discussion about Debussy, Bilitis, Washington Square and Pride Month with our artists : Mélanie Genin, harp - Catherine Gregory, flute - Laila Salins singer/actress
7:25pm Screening Premiere of Les Chansons de Bilitis by Debussy, a live performance filmed at the Washington Square Music Festival in 2018

06/27/2020

7pm: Discussion about Debussy, Bilitis, Washington Square and Pride Month with our artists : Mélanie Genin, harp - Catherine Gregory, flute - Laila Salins singer/actress
7:25pm Screening Premiere of Les Chansons de Bilitis by Debussy, a live performance filmed at the Washington Square Music Festival in 2018

06/27/2020

Les Chansons de Bilitis, a reprise performance and commentary from the artists, streams at 7 pm today, Saturday. Don't miss it! I'll be there. Peggy Friedman

Washington Square Music Festival
06/18/2020

Washington Square Music Festival

Truly miss being in NYC last Tuesday and today. Enjoy!
06/16/2020
(Virtual) Washington Square Music Festival - Washington Square Park

Truly miss being in NYC last Tuesday and today. Enjoy!

June 9th would have been the opening of the Washington Square Music Festival’s 62nd season in Washington Square Park. Due to COVID-19 the performances cannot take place in the Park this summer, so they have had to come up with a virtual alternative! Tune in here each week for pre-recorded performa...

We are so grateful! Thank you, Washington Square Park Conservancy.
05/07/2020
Washington Square Park Conservancy

We are so grateful! Thank you, Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Congratulations to our 2020 Community Arts Grantees! These 9 amazing organizations are ready to fill Washington Square Park with fun.

But this season is going to be undeniably different from previous years. Due to the PAUSE social distancing restrictions, some Park favorites that have been around for years will not make it outside.

But that doesn’t make these organizations any less essential, or any less a part of the fabric of Washington Square Park. That’s why we here at WSPC have committed to funding our Community Arts Grantees, regardless of their ability to program in the Park this season.

Program from August, 1959 -- fanfare from the top of the arch, wow!
04/10/2020

Program from August, 1959 -- fanfare from the top of the arch, wow!

While we have hoped that we would be able to present the Festival’s June free concert series, it becomes evident that th...
04/04/2020

While we have hoped that we would be able to present the Festival’s June free concert series, it becomes evident that this is not possible and we are postponing until the danger passes. We will recalculate in a couple of months. Thanking you for your support of the Washington Square Music Festival. Keep the faith, we'll be back.
photo: June 4, 2019 Lutz Rath conducts the Festival Chamber Orchestra photo by Ken Howard

“Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities” – Winston Churchill. Alas, the Washington Square Music Festival is p...
03/23/2020

“Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities” – Winston Churchill.

Alas, the Washington Square Music Festival is postponing our May 17 gallery salon benefit until it is safe to fully emerge and greet our friends. The virus will pass; we just don’t know when. We will also probably have to postpone our June series. We will be back making music just as soon as it is safe -updates will follow.

Let joy be unconfined, as we celebrate our upcoming June season of Washington Square Park concerts.
03/05/2020

Let joy be unconfined, as we celebrate our upcoming June season of Washington Square Park concerts.

Ha ha
08/10/2019

Ha ha

Alas, this is all too true.  NYCharities is a fine charity......... for themselves.
07/29/2019
School-fundraising portal vanishes — along with cash - The Villager

Alas, this is all too true. NYCharities is a fine charity......... for themselves.

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE | NYCharities is an online contributions portal that many nonprofit organizations and New York City parent-teacher associations use to manage donations. Web sites of organizations that use NYCharities often include a “donate” button that links directly to the NYCharities Web...

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.

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New York, NY
10014-0706

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Washington Square Music Festival 2019 park season

Main Stage, Washington Square Park Rainspace: Judson Memorial Church (June 4 only) FREE

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June 4th, 8 pm – Lindell Carter, tenor, The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lutz Rath

Gioachino Rossini Overture to “Semiramide”

Rossini arias Lindell Carter , soloist

W.A. Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for

violin and viola

Manuel Ponce “ Estampas Nocturnas”

June 11th, 8 pm The Festival Chamber Ensemble

Daniel Schnyder Handel in Harlem for saxophone,

violin, bass trombone

Vasko Dukovski arrangements for duduc and

ensemble

Mohammed Fairouz "Jebel Lebnan" for wind quintet

Johannes Brahms Serenade No 1 Op. 11 For

woodwind quintet, string quartet, bass

June 18, 8 pm -- Kenneth Overton, baritone, The Festival Chamber Ensemble

Gustav Erlinger Sextet op 41

Franz Liszt from “Seven Songs” Kenneth Overton, soloist

Samuel Barber “Dover Beach” Mr. Overton

Ludwig van Beethoven Septet In E Flat Op.20

June 25, 8 pm Kuumba Frank Lacy’s Concert Jazz Ensemble

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Please keep me posted with your events! Thank you!!
What ever happened to Barry Kornfeld Is he still involved