The Summer Concerts start at 5:30 pm and are approx. 1 hour 30 min. long followed by a reception with the musicians with bubbly and snacks.
Doors open at 5:00 pm
The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot is SOLD OUT
County Wine and Spirits, New Preston is SOLD OUT

And IF, big IF, still available, tickets at the door $50 (cash or check only)
Children and students are admitted FREE

We THANK YOU and the following organizations for generously supporting WFM:
* Town of Washington * The Connecticut Office of the Arts (see sidebar)
* Northwest CT Community Foundation * Northwest Community Bank and its Divisions
* WMNR Fine Arts Radio
The concerts of WFM are made possible in part by these contributors and supporters like YOU!
or send a check to WFM, PO Box 1226, Washington, CT 06793
Supporter $50, Friend $100, Donor $250
Sponsor $500, Patron $1,000, Underwriter $5,000
WFM is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
TAX-ID 47-5034272

THANK YOU and see you at the CONCERTS!

If you went in Jan to Carnegie Hall for the Dvořák’s Requiem, Op. 89, you could have seen some familiar faces  ;-)


Thank you Litchfield magazine for this beautiful montage of our 2024 opening concert!

Encore at the 2024 New Year's Day Concert

The encore was the WINTER part of Astor Piazzolla's Tango-inspired interpretation of Vivaldi's 4 Seasons:

Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

played masterly by Nicolas Danielson at the WFM 2024 New Year's Day concert. He performed the complete Four Seasons by Astor Piazzolla on Sept. 8, 2023, the final concert of the WFM Summer Concert Festival. 

Here is a link to the live recording:

Did you recognize any parts of Vivaldi's Four Seasons?


Nick explains it all: the 'strange' Tango violin sound effects.

Press release 2024 NYD Concert

Come celebrate the New Year with beautiful music and a party - on Jan. 1st at 4pm at the Frederick Gunn School Arts Center, 22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT *)

The 2024 Washington Friends of Music New Year’s Day Concert will feature twelve extraordinary musicians, including -

  • Artistic Director Wendy Sutter, performs with the New York Philharmonic and is heralded as “one of the great leading cellists of the classical stage” 
  • Nicolas Danielson, violin, Grammy-award recipient, and Assistant Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet
  • Daniel Khalikov and Xiao-Dong Wang, violin, of New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Robert Rinehart, viola, of the New York Philharmonic 
  • Wayne Du Maine, trumpet, performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and other renowned venues in New York, on Broadway, and with the legendary musician, Prince.
  • Paolo Bordignon, harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic and organist and choirmaster of the St. Bartholomew’s Church

The festive program will feature HandelVivaldiTelemann, and ScarlattiPlease see this website for further information on the program, musicians, and tickets.

Tickets can be purchased based on availability - online, as well as at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington and County Wine and Spirits in New Preston (cash or check only). Admission includes the concert and the party - $45 in advance - or $50 at the door (cash or check only). Seating is limited. Children and students are admitted free of charge.

*) DIRECTIONS to 22 Kirby Road - we suggest carpooling, for easier parking.

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DIRECTIONS to 22 Kirby Road - we suggest carpooling, for easier parking.

In Washington, from Rt. 47 (Green Hill Road) turn onto Kirby Road. Pass the First Congregational Church and the Post Office. Keep going until you see the Frederick Gunn School on your left, where there will be signs and guards directing you. On the school grounds, there are only a few designated all-accessible parking spots. There is parking on the street. Be early and be prepared to walk a few steps to the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center. Doors open at 3:30pm.

see location # 34:

WOW - what a concert! The Four Seasons played outside, too --- all photos by Carl Weese

Daniel Khalikov not only played up a storm but there was a real summer storm outside, too!
Only in Washington, CT :)
Listen to this video clip "SUMMER STORM" --- play it LOUD