This summer the Washington Square Music Festival will return to Washington Square Park for a joyous season of free chamber music and jazz, Tuesdays in July, 2010 at 8 pm , in front of the Holley statue in Washington Square, northwest quadrant. Featured works are by Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-63), an extraordinary German composer who studied with Anton Webern. Hartmann was a fierce fighter against the Nazis. His music is not as well known in the US as it is in Germany .
A program of American musical theater works from the 30ties to WWII and European Spa and Salon Music ( Kurorchestermusik ) Featuring baritone Kenneth Overton, founder of Opera Noire of New York, Mezzo-soprano Laila Salins and accordionist & composer William Schimmel with the Festival Chamber Ensemble