WSA Annual Meeting
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

WSA Annual Meeting

Join us for our annual meeting where our membership gathers to discuss the state of our wonderful park, the association and our initiatives for the year ahead.

  • General Report

  • Announcement of Officers

  • Andrew Berman - GVSHP

  • Neighborhood Announcements

Please RSVP at WashingtonSquareAssn@gmail.com.

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61st Annual Washington Square Music Festival: Kenneth Overton, baritone, The Festival Chamber Ensemble
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

61st Annual Washington Square Music Festival: Kenneth Overton, baritone, The Festival Chamber Ensemble

Gustav Erlanger: Sextet op 41

Franz Liszt: from “Seven Songs”

Samuel Barber: “Dover Beach”

           Kenneth Overton, soloist

Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet In E Flat Op.20

Rainspace Grace Church, Broadway at 9th St.

More info: http://www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org/

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61st Annual Washington Square Music Festival: Vasko Dukovski, duduk, The Festival Chamber Ensemble
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

61st Annual Washington Square Music Festival: Vasko Dukovski, duduk, The Festival Chamber Ensemble

Daniel Schnyder: “Handel in Harlem” for saxophone,

violin, bass trombone

Vasko Dukovski: arrangements for duduk and

ensemble

Mohammed Fairouz: “Jebel Lebnan" for wind quintet

Johannes Brahms: Serenade No 1 Op. 11 for

woodwind quintet, string quartet, bass

Rainspace Grace Church, Broadway at 9th St.

More info: http://www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org/

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61st Annual Washington Square Music Festival: Lindell Carter, tenor, The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lutz Rath
Jun
4
8:00 PM20:00

61st Annual Washington Square Music Festival: Lindell Carter, tenor, The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lutz Rath

Lindell Carter, tenor, The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lutz Rath

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to Semiramide

Opera arias, Lindell Carter, soloist

     Rossini: “Asile héréditaire” from GuillaumeTell

     Mozart: “Fuor del mar” from Idomeneo

W.A. Mozart:  Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances # 1 &  5

 

Main Stage, Washington Square Park

 Rainspace: Judson Memorial Church (June 4 only)

Info@washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org

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2018 Washington Square Christmas Eve Caroling
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Washington Square Christmas Eve Caroling

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24 at 5 pm is the traditional time to celebrate
the holiday with carols near the Washington Square Arch. The Rob Susman Brass
Quartet, song leader, and the revelers from all over the city will lustily sing out the
familiar tunes. The words are in the songbooks distributed by the Washington
Square Association, but many will know them by heart. “Peace on Earth, Good Will
to Men” will ring out and is especially meaningful this season

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2018 Washington Square Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Washington Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 6 at 6 pm, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and
children and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the
resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.
Santa Claus himself has promised to appear, candy canes in hand, and lead the
children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association
provides songbooks.
 

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Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

CELEBRATE 60 WITH THE WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL’S CONCERT OF MUSIC AND SONG

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

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info@washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org

 

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 1992.  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.

 

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WSA Annual Meeting
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

WSA Annual Meeting

Join us for the WSA annual meeting where we will hear from local community leaders such as Washington Square Park Administrator George Velonikas, GVSHP Director Andrew Berman and President of the Salmagundi Club Robert Pillsbury.

We will be serving wine, appetizers and cheeses.  The speakers begin promptly at 6:30pm.

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60th Anniversary Washington Square Music Festival Celebrates with Harp and Narration
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

60th Anniversary Washington Square Music Festival Celebrates with Harp and Narration

On Tuesday, June 12 at 8 pm, on the Main Stage in Washington Square, the Washington Square Music Festival celebrates the Festival’s 60th season of free concerts by offering harpist Mélanie Genin performing works by Nino Rota and Debussy, with Laila Salins reading politely erotic poems by Pierre Louÿs to accompany Les Chansons de Bilitis.  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 second of four free concerts.

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Washington Square Music Festival Kick-Off Concert
Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

Washington Square Music Festival Kick-Off Concert

Join us for the kick off the 60th season of the Washington Square Music Festival!!!

On Tuesday, June 5th at 8m on the Main Stage in Washington Square, conductor Lutz Rath, oboist Robert Ingliss, and the Festival Chamber Orchestra celebrate the Festival's 60th season of free concerts in a sublime classical program by the masters.  The music of Johann Strauss II, Richard Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven is  a fitting tribute to the longevity of this venerable Greenwich Village tradition that has, for so long, offered free summer music in the historic park.  The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association.  eating is first come, first served.  

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Christmas Eve Caroling
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Caroling

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24 at 5 pm is the traditional time to celebrate
the holiday with carols near the Washington Square Arch. The Rob Susman Brass
Quartet, song leader, and the revelers from all over the city will lustily sing out the
familiar tunes. The words are in the songbooks distributed by the Washington
Square Association, but many will know them by heart. “Peace on Earth, Good Will
to Men” will ring out and is especially meaningful this season

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Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 6 at 6 pm, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and
children and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the
resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.
Santa Claus himself has promised to appear, candy canes in hand, and lead the
children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association
provides songbooks.
 

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WSA Annual Meeting - Featuring Greenwich Village Neighborhood Leaders
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

WSA Annual Meeting - Featuring Greenwich Village Neighborhood Leaders

We are excited to announce The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Washington Square Association on June 21st at 6pm at the King Juan Carlos Center.    We are pleased to announce the election of our officers, provide association updates and welcome our distinguished speakers:

  • George Velonikas - The newly appointed Washington Square Park Administrator and architect of the latest park renovation will talk about his new position, aspirations for the park and the Conservancy.
  • Andrew Berman - The Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will discuss the latest development updates in our neighborhood and how we can get involved.
  • Judy Paul and John Sorenson - The Executive and Artistic Directors of The Village Trip will tell us a bit about their new venture to bring cultural events that highlight the history and creativity of the Village.

Food and drink has been generously donated by North Square and Some Good Wine.   We hope you can join us.  

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The Festival Chamber Ensemble, with soprano soloist Ariadne Greif and New York Taiko Aiko Kai
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Festival Chamber Ensemble, with soprano soloist Ariadne Greif and New York Taiko Aiko Kai

June 20, 8 pm: The Festival Chamber Ensemble, with soprano soloist Ariadne Greif and New York Taiko Aiko Kai

Rainspace: NYU School of Law, Tishman Auditorium, 40 Washington Square South

W.A. Mozart: Horn Quintet K 407

Jean-Philippe Rameau: “air de la folie” from Platée

George Aperghis:  selections from“Recitation”

Ariadne Greif, soprano

Four works performed by  New York Taiko Aiko Kai

Luigi Boccherini: Concerto for flute and strings in D majorop 27  

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The Festival Chamber Ensemble Conducted by Lutz Rath With Mélanie Genin, Harp Soloist
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Festival Chamber Ensemble Conducted by Lutz Rath With Mélanie Genin, Harp Soloist

June 13, 8 pm: The Festival Chamber Ensemble conducted by Lutz Rath

With Mélanie Genin, harp soloist

Rainspace: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Peter von Winter: Sinfonia Concertante for violin, clarinet, horn and bassoon

W.A. Mozart Concerto for Harp and Flute K.298/297 (oboe arrangement)

Gerard Reuters, oboe

Gabriel Fauré Impromptu for harp   op 86

Maurice Ravel:  Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet, string quartet.

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WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENS WITH CARMINA BURANA
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENS WITH CARMINA BURANA

On Tuesday June 6 at 8 pm, a spectacular premiere of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, newly transcribed for chamber orchestra by Charles Kiger, will kick off the free June series of the Washington Square Music Festival, now in its 59th season.  The cantata is based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same name. Featured are The Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LBGT Chorus, and soloists: Ariadne Greif, soprano; Lindell O. Carter, tenor; andMichael Kelly, baritone.  Lutz Rath conducts the Festival Chamber Orchestra.  The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

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Christmas Eve Caroling Under the Arch
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Caroling Under the Arch

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 at 5 pm is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday with carols at the Washington Square Arch.  The Rob Susman Brass Quartet, song leader, and the revelers from all over the city will lustily sing out the familiar tunes.  The words are in the songbooks distributed by the Washington Square Association, but many will know them by heart.  “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men” will ring out to remind us all of the true meaning of the holidays. 

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Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 7th at 6 pm, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and children and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs.  The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.  Santa Claus himself has promised to appear, candy canes in hand,  and lead the children in the illumination countdown.  The Washington Square Association provides songbooks. 

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WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL OFFERS ORCHESTRAL TREASURES– A FREE CONCERT
Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL OFFERS ORCHESTRAL TREASURES– A FREE CONCERT

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On Saturday, November 19 at 8 pm, the Washington Square Music Festival offers a pre-holiday gift to music lovers: Orchestral Treasures, a free concert of music by Rossini, Czerny and Mozart.  Lutz Rath conducts the Festival Chamber Orchestra featuring pianists Hélène Jeanney and David Oei.  Taking place in the Sanctuary of the Manhattan Seventh-day Adventist Church, 232 West 11th Street, just west of Seventh Avenue South in Manhattan, the historic and beautiful church was built in 1881 in the Queen Anne Style.  The evening is a collaboration between REACH-NYC “Concerts for Peace” and the Washington Square Music Festival.

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Washington Square Music Festival Concert Four - Jazz
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Washington Square Music Festival Concert Four - Jazz

June 28, 8 pm

The New York Jazzharmonic, 17 piece band, Ron Wasserman leader – classic jazz, featuring the first performance of a work by Fred Hellerman, co-founder in 1948, with Pete Seeger, of The Weavers, a group that launched American’s folk music revival.  Fred is the only surviving member of The Weavers.  Fred Hellerman’s, “Fourths of July” was composed in 1987 and never performed.  The piece was originally scored for symphony orchestra, but is being re-orchestrated by Ron Wasserman for a jazz orchestra instrumentation.  

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Washington Square Music Festival Concert 1: BRAHMS, VIVALDI, & NIELSEN
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Washington Square Music Festival Concert 1: BRAHMS, VIVALDI, & NIELSEN

Washington Square Music Festival’s 58th season, features two concertos: Brahms Double Concerto in A minor and Vivaldi’s Concerto for two trumpets.  The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Festival info line: 212-252-3621.

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Annual Meeting Featuring Andrew Berman - Chairman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting Featuring Andrew Berman - Chairman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

We are so pleased to announce the Washington Square Association's Annual Meeting, Monday June 6th at 6pm at the King Juan Carlos Center at 53 Washington Square South.   We welcome Andrew Berman, Head of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, who will talk to us about local neighborhood news, updates to our architectural landscape, key projects and how to get involved in the conversation on the shaping of our neighborhood.   

There will be free food and drink, generously donated by neighborhood favorites North Square and Some Good Wine.   

Please join us!

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Christmas Eve Caroling Under the Arch - Dec 24th at 5pm
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Caroling Under the Arch - Dec 24th at 5pm

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 at 5 pm is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday with carols at the Washington Square Arch.  The Rob Susman Brass Quartet, song leader, and the revelers from all over the city will lustily sing out the familiar tunes.  The words are in the songbooks distributed by the Washington Square Association, but many will know them by heart.  “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men” will ring out to remind us all of the true meaning of the holidays. 

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The Holiday Tree Lighting - Dec 9th at 6pm
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Holiday Tree Lighting - Dec 9th at 6pm

On Wednesday, December 9 at 6 pm, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and children and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs.  The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.  Santa Claus himself has promised to appear, candy canes in hand,  and lead the children in the illumination countdown.  The Washington Square Association provides songbooks. 

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Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

Wash. Square Music Festival Concert Nov. 20th at St. Joseph's

On Friday, November 20 at 8 pm in St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Avenue at Washington Place, the Washington Square Music Festival offers a pre-holiday gift to music lovers – A Celebration of Strings, a free concert of 20th century music by Jerome Kern, Ernest Bloch, & Richard Strauss.  Lutz Rath conducts Festival String Chamber Orchestra.  

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 at 8 pm

St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Ave.

 West 4th St on A, B, C, D, E, F, M

Christopher St. on 1 train

 

Washington Square Music Festival Chamber Orchestra

Lutz Rath, conductor

 

A CELEBRATION OF STRINGS

Lutz Rath, conductor

 

Jerome Kern: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" for string quartet

Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso # 1 for strings & piano obbligato

Richard StraussMetamorphosen for 23 solo strings

 

Festival info line: 212-252-3621          www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org

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Benefit at the Lion for The Jefferson Market Garden
Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Benefit at the Lion for The Jefferson Market Garden

The Jefferson Market Garden is one of the most beautiful enclaves in the city with rich neighborhood history.  Please join us at the The Lion to raise money for and celebrate this Village treasure.

When: September 9th, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: The Lion, 62 West 9th Street - Greenwich Village

Tickets start at $150.  

For more information go to http://www.JeffersonMarketGarden.org

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