• May 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    In a special collaboration with the Library of Congress, principal flutist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorna McGhee, curator of musical instruments Carol

  • May 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Named as a Strathmore Artist in Residence for the 2014/2015 season, Mark Meadows is a Jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and teacher at the Duke Ellington School of

  • May 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    The supremely gifted violinist Sayaka Shoji is in demand throughout the world as a concerto soloist, and has performed with the world’s leading conductors, including

  • In a special collaboration with the Library of Congress, principal flutist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorna McGhee, curator...

  • Born in Tokyo in 1982, Soichi Muraji received his first guitar lessons from his father Noboru Muraji at the age of 3. He may be considered one of the most prominent

About Overtures

Overtures Artist Concert Series features award-winning, world-class performing artists at legendary venues across the D.C. metro area, such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and S&R Foundation’s headquarters, Evermay Estate. Overtures attendees enjoy intimate music performances by talented rising stars throughout the year. S&R Foundation hosts seasonal concert series and past concerts have featured a variety of performers from around the world, such as Soprano Maki Mori from Japan, D.C.-native Cellist Char Prescott, and Pianist Ryo Yanagitani from Canada. The first Overtures Concert Series took place at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Centennial Celebration in spring 2012. Overtures is a program of S&R Foundation, which supports talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration.

Performances & News

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

Violinist Ryu Goto’s flair, spontaneity and freshness of musical vision have been praised by the likes of Vladimir...

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

The Philadelphia-based Academy of Vocal Arts has been incubating some of the nation’s brightest vocal talents since 1934. Two of AVA’s...

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

Classical guitarist Soichi Muraji is a 2013 S&R Washington Award winner. A graduate of the Manhattan School of...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Halcyon House

Led by S&R Washington Award Grand Prize winner, Tamaki Kawakubo, and conducted by Munich-based conductor/double...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

Praised by Martha Argerich for her “strong musical personality,” violinist Alissa Margulis has collaborated with such...