WASHINGTON FRIENDS OF MUSIC
2015 SUMMER FESTIVAL
NOW Fridays at 5:30 pm on July 31, August 7, 14 and 21
THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS perform music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and some Mozart sprinkled in, with horns, trumpets, oboe, strings, timpani, and organ at the Historic Meeting House on the Green, 6 Kirby Road, Washington, CT, followed by a bubbly reception with the musicians.
TICKETS: In Advance: $25 --- First Time Guests: $20
At the Door $30
*** Tickets will be held for you at the door ***
HOST level with special recognition: Sponsor $500, Patron $1,000
Your tax deductible gift to Washington Friends of Music is greatly appreciated!
NEW: You can enjoy THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS now on 4 FRIDAYS starting July 31!
NEW: Take advantage of additional 10% discount when you buy tickets for all 4 performances NOW!
Support Washington Friends of Music (WFM) during this 36-hour community giving event!
Make a donation through Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF):
between 7am on Tuesday, May 5 and 7pm on Wednesday, May 6
Your contribution will be amplified through a CCF bonus fund, so make this your Annual Giving to our non-profit organization - last year WFM received $114 for every $100 donated!
Washington Friends of Music brings first-class music to Litchfield County, like the popular New Year's Day Concert and the upcoming Summer Concert Series NOW FRIDAYS - July 31, August 7, 14 and 21.
A big THANK YOU to the artists for their wonderful performances at the Ken Cornet Memorial Concert in Washington on April 25th, organized by Joe Mustich:
- cellist Mary Costanza
- opera singer Leslie Middlebrook Moore with pianist Sharon Ruchman
- Douglas Myers, Artistic Director and founder of the New Baroque Soloists, who perform at the Washington Friends of Music Summer Concert Festival and the New Year’s Day Concert
- Sumner Jenkins, Organist and Choirmaster at St. John’s Church, Washington
- Alecia Evans, founding Artistic Director of Sing Out CT, Connecticut's premier ensemble for young voices
- Jesse Ofgang, Great Highland Bagpipes.
The generous donations in Ken's memory are very much appreciated.
Many more pictures can be found at
THANK YOU, Greg Davis!
We are saddened by the passing of Ken Cornet on March 20, 2015. Our heartfelt condolences to his spouse, and WFM Board Member, Joe Mustich.
The Ken Cornet Memorial will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 3pm at The Meeting House on the Green, First Congregational Church, 6 Kirby Road. Reception follows in Wersebe Hall. Donations in memory of Ken can be made to Washington Friends of Music, P.O. Box 1284, Washington, CT 06793 or to After School Arts Program.
And here we go - board member Waltraud Tammen introduces the New Baroque Soloists.
The Historic Meeting House on the Green is filling up quickly. Last chance to get a first row seat!
The NBS string section warming up with Song-A Cho (violin), first time in Washington is Serafim
Smigelsky (cello) and Vincent Lionti (viola). Vinnie has been playing for us in several summer festivals but performing in Washington on New Year's Day was a first for him, too. As a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra he had to arrange for special permission from the Met to play on this day in Washington and not in NYC.
One of the stars of the evening: Song-A Cho is getting ready for another flawless performance in Washington, CT.
Thank you Carl for all these great shots !