Press Releases & News

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.

March 26, 2013

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Renowned jazz pianist Keiko Matsui has been enthralling audiences all over the world since she recorded her first album, “A Drop of Water,” with the band Cosmos in 1987. Since then, the Japan-born musician has amassed a prodigious discography, with more than 20 albums released over the course of her recording career and a busy tour schedule that has taken her around the world.

March 22, 2013

By Grace Jean

The viola is called the “Cinderella of the strings” because it often plays in the shadows of the violin and cello. But at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Thursday night, it took center stage in a recital by Ori Kam, whose expressive and lyrical performance kicked off the S&R Foundation’s Overtures Spring Concert Series.

Playing a 2009 viola made by Hiroshi Iizuka, Kam projected a warm, honeyed tone flecked with spice. As he progressed through his program, Kam’s timbre turned increasingly complex, like a fine cabernet sauvignon on the palate.

December 28, 2012

This year was one of those special kinds that only comes ’round once every four years–the election kind. While those were a blast and all, we’re pretty jaded from the election-turned-holiday-season non-stop receptions.

Here it is: an exhaustive list of some of the best, not-completely-packed-with-social-climbers events we attended this year! (To view the full list, click here)

2. S&R Foundation’s Overtures Holiday Concert Series

December 17, 2012

By Grace Jean

Canadian pianist Ryo Yanagitani concluded the S&R Foundation’s inaugural Overtures Holiday Concert Series with a masterful and expressive performance of Chopin’s four ballades on Friday evening at the historic Evermay Estate in Georgetown.

November 26, 2012

By Grace Jean

With a flair for long melodic lines and intensity of sound, pianist Yu Kosuge stormed through a recital focused on Beethoven and Chopin at the historic Evermay Estate in Georgetown on Friday evening.

November 9, 2012

The S&R Foundation’s Overtures Holiday Series kicked off last Friday at the historic beautiful Evermay.  After much thought, I felt there were no words befitting of how lovely the melding of jazz guitarist Yotam Silberstein’s music, the serene aura of the property and the intimate setting, adorned with cozy with seasonal decor, really was.  For fans of performing artists playing to a small audiences and having the opportunity to meet them later (and of course buy their CD’s), the Overtures Series is for you.