Press Releases & News

October 10, 2014
I joined well-heeled Washingtonians at Georgetown’s beautiful Evermay estate last weekend for an intimate perfomance by METrio, a New York-based act comprised of pianist Tanya Gabrielian, violinist Emily Daggett Smith, and cellist Matthew Zalkind.


September 22, 2014
The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage has earned the remarkable record of having presented a free concert every afternoon at 6pm, 365 days a year (possibly minus a snow day or two), for more than fifteen years.  The concerts cover an enormous range of music and dance genres and I must say, if they’ve all been as good as Friday afternoon’s cello and piano duo, Char Prescott and Ryo Yanagitani, then as a New Yorker I’ve really been missing something.


September 14, 2014
Looking to widen its cultural footprint in Washington, the S&R Foundation, which usually holds concerts at its historic Evermay mansion in Georgetown, ventured out to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Friday to present its season opener. Cellist Char Prescott and pianist Ryo Yanagitani squeezed a varied program of Bach, Brahms and Bartok into the Millennium’s one-hour format.


May 4, 2014
S&R Foundation Concert Series has thrust itself into the musical life of the District in a big way: There have been eight programs since early March, the final one Friday at Georgetown’s historic Evermay Estate. Somewhat like those of its neighbor to the west, Dumbarton Oaks, Evermay concerts feature intimate music in an elegant setting (although not comfortable chairs), with wine available.


March 28, 2014
When Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno bought two historic Georgetown estates in quick succession in 2011, many wondered what the couple — somewhat reticent pharmaceutical tycoons who already had several residences to their name — were going to do with the properties. Answer: establish the base of a classical music empire.


January 14, 2014
The S&R Foundation is pleased to announce the critically acclaimed 2014 Overtures Spring Concert Series. Guests will enjoy nine intimate performances by international musicians, complimentary on-site valet parking and refreshments at the historic Evermay estate.


October 23, 2013
The S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts and sciences, has partnered with the Library of Congress to host two exclusive performances by the internationally acclaimed Parker Quartet featuring world renowned violinist and violist Kikuei Ikeda. At the Library of Congress on December 18th, the group will perform on rare Stradivari instruments from the Library's Whittall Collection. On December 19th at Evermay, Mr. Ikeda will play one of the world's ten existing Stradivari violas, the superb Tuscan-Medici viola made in 1690.


October 1, 2013
The S&R Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Overtures Holiday Concert Series. Guests will enjoy six intimate performances by international musicians at the historic Evermay estate, adorned for the season in festive décor.


August 21, 2013
When biotech scientists Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno made headlines two years ago, local observers did not know what to make of them.The married couple made a big splash in terms of luxe, Federal-style real estate: buying the Evermay estate on 28th Street in 2011 and Halcyon House on Prospect Street in March 2012. Georgetowners, ever aware of history and real estate, wanted to know: who are these pharmaceutical millionaires from Japan by way of Bethesda and what are these entrepreneurs doing in the most storied, oldest neighborhood in Washington, D.C.?


August 13, 2013
Uncovering hidden gems is one of the reasons that I find Washington so special. On the surface there are the monuments, museums, art galleries, theaters and the “hottest, newest, restaurants”, however, for those of us who actually reside in the area, we are continuously ISO little finds to keep us intellectually and emotionally stimulated. One such gem we found we wrote of last year, and yes, we’ve returned.


July 24, 2013
The S&R Foundation’s Overtures Concert Series kicked off its 2013 summer season with an evening of jazz with pianist Eishin Nose and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi in the beautiful Garden Room at Evermay Estate, Friday, July 19.


July 24, 2013
“Eyes, shin, nose,” the jazz pianist laughed whiling pointing to various body parts as a guide to pronouncing his Japanese name. Eishin Nose, a pianist and composer, offered this humorous introduction before playing for an intimate crowd at Evermay Estate late last week.  Turns out Nose is both funny… and unforgettable.


July 24, 2013
One of my favorite events to attend every year, the Overture Summer Concert Series premiere was the perfect seasonal event, combining the talent of artist Aishin Nose and his percussionist Satoshi Takeishi with the excellently-appointed Evermay Estate against the setting sun of late July in DC.


July 4, 2013
Slip into the driveway, where valets meet you, ready to whisk away your car. Walk past the lush entry and the fountain, stop at the bar and set up on the lawn, where a server is at the ready with drinks and a spread of canapés or desserts laid out just for you. 


July 2, 2013
The S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts and sciences, announced the second annual Overtures Summer Concert Series. Beginning July 19 and continuing through September 27, the series creates the perfect pairing of intimate performances by talented musicians from around the world with the beauty of the Evermay estate.


June 6, 2013
Every Thursday, the Going Out Guide staff discusses concerts, happy hours, cheap date ideas, weekend getaways, new exhibits and other ways to have fun in the Washington D.C. area.


May 20, 2013
The S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts and sciences, today announced the creation of the Evermay Artist-in-Residence program. One of Canada’s most talented young pianists, Ryo Yanagitani, has been selected as the first Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Yanagitani will work and practice at the Foundation’s headquarters, the Evermay Estate in Georgetown in Washington, D.C., beginning in May 2013 for one year.


May 19, 2013
Soichi Muraji has nailed the stylistic niceties of Iberian-influenced guitar music — the suggestively deliberate dance beat, kaleidoscopic changes in color, sly slides. His playing may give an impression of improvisatory gesture, but it’s grounded in impeccable attention to detail.


April 6, 2013
"Tango violin" is not necessarily a style of playing you hear bandied about very often. But then again, neither is Urban Tango Trio, appearing Sunday at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. Both are quite unique and have dazzled audiences in New York, Washington, South Carolina, Virginia and Japan.