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DC Examiner, New Orchestra to Perform in Sold Out Concert at Evermay Mansion
July 27, 2012
by Patrick McCoy
The newly founded NEW Orchestra of Washington will perform tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the opulence of the historic Evermay Mansion, nestled in the D. C.'s popular Georgetown neighborhood. Presented by the S & R Foundation, the orchestra appears as a part of the organization's first Overtures Summer Concert Series. This past April, the S & R Foundation launched its concert series with a meet and greet at the historic residence. That event was to announce the series of concerts that commenced during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
At the helm of the exciting NEW Orchestra of Washington is husband/wife team, Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez. Neither are strangers to the D. C. Performing Arts community, with Cho most recently serving as associate conductor and accompanist for The Washington Chorus and Hernandez-Valdez holding a very similar position with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.
The New Orchestra of Washington was founded in the summer of 2011 by some of the Washington area’s most accomplished and exciting professional musicians. It's inaugural concert took place on March 25 at Westmoreland Congregational Church in Bethesda. Its mission is to connect audiences of diverse tastes to music performed at the highest level of excellence by presenting imaginative programs where classical, jazz, rock, folk, crossover and other genres coexist. The result is fresh and vital performances that everyone can enjoy.