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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September 12, 2014
6:00pm | Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

2011 S&R Washington Award winners Char Prescott and Ryo Yanagitani will be performing together. Prescott has performed all over the United States and Canada. Ryo Yanagitani has appeared with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, among others.

September 24, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Formed by Machiko Ozawa, The Urban Tango Trio has dazzled audiences in New York, DC, South Carolina, Virginia, and Japan. The trio released their first album in 2011.

October 2, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Piano

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Mohamed Shams is regarded as and exceptional solo recitalist, and has participated in numerous chamber music concerts in Europe and the USA.

October 4, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Emily Daggett Smith , Violin

Matthew Zalkind, Cello

Tanya Gabrielian, Piano

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

METrio was formed in New York in 2013. Tanya Gabrielian, Emily Daggett Smith, and Matthew Zalkind have distinguished themselves as leading musicians of their generation.

October 17, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

S&R Foundation Overtures Series is proud to present a concert featuring outstanding local artists from the greater Washington area.

October 24, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Viola

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Winner of the prestigious Primrose International Viola Competition in 2011, Ayane Kozasa also captured the Competition’s Mozart Award for the best chamber music performance, as well as its Askim Award for her performance of the Competition’s commissioned work.

November 7, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Chamber

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

This diverse group is comprised of nine talented performers, including multiple award-winners, who assemble in distinct configurations for different seasons and concerts.

November 13, 2014
7:30pm | Evermay

Clarinet

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Recently named as the first Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition winner, clarinetist Emil Khudyev is recognized as an outstanding musician on the international concert stage. Khudyev’s sincere music-creating promotes the arts and builds the next generation of classical music lovers of all ages.

November 23, 2014
6:00pm | Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Jazz Piano

Eishin Nose is a jazz pianist, composer and arranger from Hokkaido, Japan who is currently residing in New York City. He has drawn worldwide attention for his unique vision, free creative style and passionate expression. His portfolio exceeds well over one hundred pieces of original music and eight albums.

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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