WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL OFFERS ECLECTIC SEASON
Four free concerts Tuesdays in July at 8 pm
Music Director Lutz Rath has announced the 54th season of the Washington Square Music Festival that will take place in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and Washington Square.  All concerts are free and take place Tuesdays at 8 pm in July.   The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc. Seating is first come, first served.

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL’S
54th SEASON
(programming is subject to change)

Tuesdays in July 2012 at 8 pm
info: 212-252-3621

July 10, 8 pm, MUSIC AND POETRY IN GREENWICH VILLAGE
St. Joseph’s Church, 371 Sixth Avenue
West Village Chorale, Michael Conley, conductor
the Washington Square Music Festival Chamber Orchestra
soloists Lucia Hyunju Song, soprano, Lutz Rath, cello, David Oei, piano
Sir John Tavener: Svyati for chorus and solo cello   
John Corigliano Fern Hill -- poems by Dylan Thomas
soprano, chamber orchestra &  chorus                             
Michael Conley This bequest of Wings; an Emily Dickinson Cycle
chorus, soprano, string quartet and piano
L.v. Beethoven: Fantasy in C minor for piano, chorus, and orchestra, Op. 80     

July 17, 8 pm, VIENNESE CHAMBER MUSIC
St. Joseph’s Church, 371 Sixth Avenue
Washington Square Festival Chamber Ensemble
David Oei, piano, Lutz Rath, speaker & cello
Gustav Mahler:  Piano Quartet in A minor       
Arnold Schoenberg: Ode to Napoleon for piano quintet and speaker
written in 1942, in reaction to Hitler, text from a
poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron
Franz Schubert:  Quintet in C
major, D. 956 for two cellos 

July 24, 8 pm: MUSIC FOR STRINGS & WINDS
Washington Square, main stage south of Fifth Avenue
Washington Square Festival Chamber Ensemble
Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in F for Strings and Winds Op. 73a
Antonin Dvo?ák:  Serenade in d minor, Op. 44
W.A. Mozart:  Divertimento in D for Winds and Strings, K.131

July 31, 8 pm: DEEP SAHARA BAND 
Washington Square, main stage south of Fifth Avenue
Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré leader and vocal soloist
Performing music of West Africa, the roots of American jazz, on guitar, Kora,(African harp), ngoni (ancestor of American banjo), talking drum, tama, drum set, conga, djembé (a rope-tuned skin-covered drum played with bare hands.)

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, Con Edison, Down the Hatch and Emigrant Savings Bank are deeply appreciated, as is invaluable help from NYC Parks & Recreation.