• Tickets for the exciting 2015 Fall Overtures Series are now available exclusively to Circle Members.

  • Mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen has been recognized by the New York Times for her "excellent," "affecting" performances of early, standard, and contemporary repertoire.

  • Evermay Chamber is an ensemble of solo caliber artists from five continents, assembled by S&R Washington Award Grand Prize Winner Tamaki Kawakubo.

  • 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

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

S&R’s newest Artist-in-Residence, violinist Machiko Ozawa, opens the 2015 Fall series with a vibrant program of...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

A major force in classical music today, the dynamic and musically impeccable Jerusalem String Quartet have set the gold...

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

Praised by The Washington Post for her “lyrical playing,” cellist and 2011 S&R Grand Prize-winner Char Prescott...

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

Featuring Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Carney, principal cellist Dariusz...

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Evermay Estate

Fresh from the Evermay Chamber Orchestra’s critical success performing Swan Lake at the Kennedy Center in April 2015, Artistic Director...