Events at Evermay
As part of the Georgetown community, our Georgetown neighbors are important to us and we want to keep you informed about upcoming events at Evermay.
To open the 2016 Spring Overtures season, world-renowned musicians from the celebrated Spoleto Festival USA make their debut at Evermay led by chamber music director and violinist Geoff Nuttall. Livia Sohn (violin), Christopher Costanza (cello), and James Austin Smith (oboe) present a wide-ranging program of works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Berio, and Gershwin (trans. Heifetz).
27-year-old violinist Erzhan Kulibaev is winner of the 2014 S&R Foundation Washington Award. A prize winner of the Hindemith and Wieniawski competitions, Kulibaev is gifted young musician on the verge of an illustrious career. He makes his Washington, DC debut with masterpieces of the violin repertoire by Beethoven, Faure, Tchaikovsky, and Saint-Saens. He is accompanied by S&R Artist-in-Residence Ryo Yanagitani.
Powerhouse of DC Jazz and incomparable pianist and composer, Allyn Johnson, brings his trio to Evermay for an evening of soulful straight-ahead jazz. S&R Artist-in-Residence Machiko Ozawa (violin), joins for a special guest appearance.
(Rescheduled from Fall 2015) Evermay Chamber violist Gareth Lubbe presents “The Spectral Viola,” a diverse and rich program that fuses lesser known works of the viola repertoire with his own ‘Improvisations for an over-tone-singing violist.’ A renowned overtone singer, Lubbe extends his interests beyond classical music into vocal and folk music traditions from around the world. Lubbe is accompanied by S&R Artist-in-Residence Ryo Yanagitani.
Flutist Yoobin Son was the first Korean to join the New York Philharmonic’s wind section when she became a member of the Orchestra in November 2012. As a chamber musician Yoobin has performed as the prestigious Malboro Music and Mostly Mozart Festivals. She makes her debut at Evermay accompanied by S&R Artist-in-Residence Ryo Yanagitani.
Lauded by The Washington Post for her “strikingly poised nobility” and “commanding presence,” Tanya Gabrielian is winner of the 2013 S&R Foundation Washington Award. First-prize winner of both the Scottish International and Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competitions, Gabrielian is also a prominent arts activist who has created new programs to combat the stigma of mental health through music. She marks a return to Evermay in her first solo piano recital.
Violinists Noah Bendix-Balgley, Shanshan Yao, violist Meng Wang, and cellist David Primo discovered their exceptional musical connection as players in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With two members now at the Berlin Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic Orchestra, they remain dedicated collaborators and champions of the chamber music repertoire. They make their debut at Evermay with masterworks of the string quartet form.
Program to be announced.
S&R Foundation partners with Wolf Trap Opera to present an intimate profile of two fast rising vocal stars. 2015 Filene Young Artists Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano, and Reginald Smith, Jr., baritone, collaborate with S&R Artist-in-Residence Ryo Yanagitani for a program of crafted selections from the song cycle repertoire.