The S&R Foundation Presents Overtures Spring Concert Series, Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Concert series at historic Washington area venues selling out quickly

WASHINGTON – February 19, 2013 – The S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts and sciences, announced the second Overtures Spring Concert Series. From March 21 through May 31, Overtures will celebrate international music as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, featuring numerous performances at two renowned venues in the Washington D.C. area. Tickets are selling quickly, with two concerts already sold out.

“We received such a positive response from the Overtures Series last year and are thrilled to partner with the National Cherry Blossom Festival once again to add to the festival’s rich musical programs. To allow the Overtures Series’ artists to reach a greater audience, this spring’s series will include performances at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,” said Dr. Sachiko Kuno, president and CEO of the S&R Foundation. “This year, we are presenting the premiere of the Overtures Chamber Music Project, which features collaborations of soloist-caliber musicians performing together for the first time.”

The schedule for the 2013 Overtures Spring Concert Series is as follows:

  • March 21: Ori Kam, Viola, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater
  • March 26: Tamaki Kawakubo and Ori Kam, Duo, Evermay Estate
  • March 31: Andy Akiho, Composer Percussionist, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage
  • April 1: Yu Kosuge, Piano, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater
  • April 4*: Keiko Matsui, Piano, Evermay Estate
  • April 7: Urban Tango Trio, Trio, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage
  • May 17* & 24: Soichi and Kaori Muraji, Guitar, Evermay Estate
  • May 29: Overtures Chamber Music Project, Evermay Estate
  • May 30: Overtures Chamber Music Project, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Family Theater
  • May 31: Ryo Yanagitani, Piano, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Family Theater

Tickets to the Overtures concerts sell out quickly. Please visit for additional performance details and to purchase tickets.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for Overtures, as well as other Foundation initiatives that support emerging artists and scientists. For additional details, please visit:

*Indicates performance dates that have already sold out.

About the S&R Foundation
The S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2000 to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the sciences and arts, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration. Our goals are simple, yet bold: to create, support and facilitate initiatives that encourage scientific and artistic innovation, and promote cultural and personal growth. For more information, visit

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