Greencastle Summer Music Festival Wednesday concerts begin June 1

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Greencastle Summer Music Festival begins its 18th season of free 7:30 p.m. Wednesday concerts on Wednesday, June 1 in the sanctuary of Gobin Church.

The festival, founded and directed by DePauw University emeritus professor Eric Edberg, a concert cellist, is dedicated to creating experiences of community through shared arts experiences, and presents performances by professional musicians in a variety of genres, including classical, blues, jazz, folk and world idioms.

The performances are funded by generous individual donors, a grant from the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, an endowment at the Putnam County Community Foundation, and the Inn at DePauw, host for the festival’s out-of-town performers.

This year’s schedule:

June 1: “Celebrating Friends Making Music for Friends” with pianist Claude Cymerman, marimbist Ming-Hui Kuo, pianist/composer Cathie Malach, and jazz artist Steven Snyder.

June 8: Singer and multi-instrumentalist Joel Karabo Elliott (a DePauw alum) performing his unique blend of African and American folk traditions.

June 15: Percussion Group DePauw.

June 22: Duo Cantabile (cellist Simona Barbu and pianist Nariaki Sugiura).

June 29: The Vivaldi Project, an early-music string strio including former Greencastle resident Allison Edberg Nyquist.

July 6: Violinist Zachary DePue (former ISO concertmaster) and violist Michael Isaac Strauss.

July 13: Local artists’ “Variety Show.”

July 20: An Evening of Jazz with Steve Snyder and Friends.

July 27: Pianist May Phang plays virtuoso favorites, followed by Israeli pianist Galit Gertsenzon and saxophonist George Wolfe.

Aug. 3: Paris-based pianist and GSMF favorite John Kamfonas.

Aug. 10: An Evening with Cathie Malach.

Aug. 17: Tad Robinson and His Band.

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