June Dates Announced for the Iconic Washington Square Music Festival



 Free Alfresco Concerts

Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, 2019


Music Director Lutz Rath has announced the 61st season of the Washington Square Music Festival, taking place Tuesdays in June on the Main Stage in the center of Washington Square Park.  All four concerts are free.  The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc. Seating is first come, first served.


Washington Square Music Festival free 2019 park season



Featuring soloists Lindell Carter, tenor; Vasko Dukovski, duduk: Kenneth Overton, baritone; Kuumba Frank Lacy, trombone


 Main Stage, Washington Square Park

 Rainspace: Judson Memorial Church (June 4 only)



June 4th, 8 pm – 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


Rainspace for following three concerts:

Grace Church, Broadway at 9th St.


June 11th, 8 pm Vasko Dukovski, duduk, The Festival Chamber Ensemble

Daniel Schnyder: “Handel in Harlem” for saxophone,

violin, bass trombone

Vasko Dukovski: arrangements for duduk and


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 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


June 25, 8 pm Kuumba Frank Lacy, leader and trombone

Frank Lacy’s Big Band Concert Jazz Ensemble playing

free form jazz and premieres by Mr. Lacy


Programs are subject to change.

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.