About Overtures

Experience award-winning, emerging artists at Overtures: S&R Foundation Artist Concert Series! Overtures kicked off at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the Overtures Spring Series in spring 2012.

Overtures attendees enjoy intimate music performances by talented rising stars throughout the year. The S&R Foundation hosts the Spring Concert Series, the Summer Concert Series, and the Holiday Concert Series. 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.

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March 11, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Violin

”Shoji emerges as a formidable musician, able to draw on huge reserves of stamina and the unflinching equal of anything thrown at her. The world is her oyster” — Gramophone

March 14, 2014
6:30pm | Evermay

Trio

As graduates of The Juilliard School, Shawn Wyckoff (flute), Maria Kaneko Millar (violin) and Nan-Cheng Chen (cello) have performed in classical music's greatest halls - The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to name a few.

March 15, 2014
6:30pm | Evermay

Trio

As graduates of The Juilliard School, Shawn Wyckoff (flute), Maria Kaneko Millar (violin) and Nan-Cheng Chen (cello) have performed in classical music's greatest halls - The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to name a few.

March 28, 2014
6:30pm | Evermay

Sax, Trumpet, Piano, Bass & Drums

Saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed will performing original music and arrangements of some classics. Named Best New Jazz Musician by Washington City Paper, Elijah is currently a Strathmore Artist-in-Residence.

April 3, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Marimba

“If you have any doubts that a solo mallet instrument can sustain your attention throughout an entire concert, Takada might make you change your mind.” — The Washington Post

April 4, 2014
6:30pm | Evermay

Cello & Piano

Cellist Mihai Marica won the first prize in the 2005 Irving M. Klein International String Competition. Ryo Yanagitani has distinguished himself as one of Canada's most promising young concert artists.

April 17, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Trio

The members of Trio+, pronounced Trio Plus, expands the idea of what a traditional piano trio could be by creative programming and infusing unique performance atmospheres. 

April 25, 2014
6:30pm | Evermay

Mezzo-soprano & Piano

Annie Rosen has been recognized by the New York Times for her "excellent," "affecting" performances of early, standard, and contemporary repertoire. Ryo Yanagitani has distinguished himself as one of Canada's most promising young concert artists.

May 2, 2014
6:30pm | Evermay

Violin

Tamaki Kawakubo has performed with world-class orchestras including the Russian National Orchestra, Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Varsovia. She has won the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the S&R Foundation Washington Award.

About Overtures

Experience award-winning, emerging artists at Overtures: S&R Foundation Artist Concert Series! Overtures kicked off at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the Overtures Spring Series in spring 2012.

Overtures attendees enjoy intimate music performances by talented rising stars throughout the year. The S&R Foundation hosts the Spring Concert Series, the Summer Concert Series, and the Holiday Concert Series. 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.

Learn More

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