Washington Square Music Festival: Vocal Music / Baroque to Modern

– June 24 2014


Music Director Lutz Rath has announced the 56th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, taking place June and August on the Main Stage in the center of Washington Square Park.  All three concerts are free.  The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc. Seating is first come, first served.

Tuesday, June 24, 8 pm: Vocal Music/Baroque to Modern with Festival Chamber Ensemble

Soloists: Lucia Hyunju Song, soprano; Laila Salins, mezzo-soprano and the Washington Square Music Festival Ensemble performing four centuries of vocal music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Jacques Chailley, Luigi Cherubini, Giovanni “Nino” Rota, Cathy Berberian, Francis Poulenc, and Laila Salins, composer and arranger of poems by Anne Sexton.
Friday, August 8, 8pm: A Partnership Concert with the International Double Reed Society/NYU

Hosted by oboist Matthew Sullivan

The Washington Square Music Festival is made possible with public funding through Councilwoman Margaret Chin and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.  Generous grants from The Earle K. & Katherine F. Moore 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, DownTheHatch/ThreeSheets/OffTheWagon,  Con Edison, and the Washington Square Hotel are deeply appreciated, as is invaluable help from NYC Parks & Recreation.

Organized by the Washington Square Music Festival

info: 212-252-3621, www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org