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Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Concert + Festival (23+24)

  • St. Michael’s Church 29 Wooster Place New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

Pre-Festival Concert: Saturday 7:30pm. St. Michael's Church 

Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 78 / Brahms
I. Vivace ma non troppo
Matheus da Souza, violin
Leon Plantinga, piano
Suite for Cello No. 2, BWV 1008 / Bach
(transcribed for solo oboe, L. Van Cleve)
Minuet I, II
Libby van Cleve, oboe
Bruyères / Debussy
Les Collines d’Anacapri
Petit rêve pour les petunias défuntes / Hannah Lash
Ishi’s Song / Martin Bresnick
Lisa Moore, piano
Une chatelaine en sa tour / Fauré
Sonata for Harp / Hannah Lash
I. Andante
Hannah Lash, harp
Brazilian music by SAMBELEZA!
Isabella Mendes, voice
Joe Carter, guitar
Jeff Fuller, bass

Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday 12-4:30pm. Wooster Square (rain date is May 1) 

Great music - salsa, swing, big band; kid friendly and pet friendly areas; great local food booths; more than 30 exhibitors. Free admission. 

Free Festival entertainment includes :

  • Hillhouse High School Band and Shades of Blue dance troupe, 
  • Tuxedo Junction (The Sounds of Swing)
  • Carlos Y Su Momento Musical (Salsa) 
  • St. Luke's Steel Band 
  • Dedicated Children's Area with arts & crafts, 
  • Nappy's Puppets  (Shadow Puppets),
  • Activities with Peabody Museum, New Haven Museum and Horizon Wings, 
  • New Haven Free Public Library Readmobile. 
  • Pet Friendly Area
  • More than a dozen local food vendors, artists and authors, 
  • local non-profits and display tables with Wooster Square history
  • Dedication of St. Michael Corner and Bev's Corner with Hillhouse High School Junior ROTC Color Guard, The Italian Societies, members of the New Haven Fire Department, and a number of dignitaries 
  • Friend of Wooster Square Award presented to Christy Hass, recently retired Deputy Director of the City's Dept. of Parks, Recreation, & Trees