We are very excited to announce the dates for the Washington Square Music Festival, one of our favorite event series of the year. Spring is in the air and June seems almost graspable. As the weather warms, so will the music fill our park with 4 concerts in the park starting June 16th. For more information on the programs, read below.
The music is free for all of the park to hear. Supporting the Washington Square Music Festival is one of the key charters of the Washington Square Association (feel free to become a member), along with the Christmas tree lighting, children's events and much, much more.
Tuesday, June 16, 8 pm:
Stanley Drucker, clarinet
Joseph Anderer Alphorn
Richard Woodhams, oboe, first oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Leopold Mozart: Concerto for Alphorn and chamber orchestra
Frederico Busoni: Concertino for clarinet and small orchestra op. 48
Jean Francaix: L’Horloge de Flore for oboe and chamber Orchestra
Maurice Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
Tuesday, June 23, 8pm
André Caplet: Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet,
and speaker from E.A. Poe’s “The Mask of Red Death”
Sofia Gubaidulina: Five Etudes for harp, double bass and percussion
Bela Bartok: Music for strings, celeste and percussion
Tuesday, June 30, 8 pm
Max Bruch: Septet for winds and strings ( 1849)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet
Tuesday, July 7, 8 pm
New York Jazzharmonic, 17 piece band
Ron Wasserman, Artistic Director and Leader
Programs are subject to change. For more information, go to www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org.