The S&R Foundation Presents the 2013 Spring Celebration Gala at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

Jazz pianist Keiko Matsui to perform at newly renovated historic Bethesda venue

following her sold-out Overtures Series concert

WASHINGTON – March 11, 2013 – The S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts and sciences, host its inaugural Spring Celebration Gala. The celebration will feature internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, Keiko Matsui performing in one of the first concerts at the newly renovated Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Ms. Matsui’s performance at the Spring Celebration Gala will follow her sold out Overtures Spring Series concert at Evermay.

“We are proud to present Keiko Matsui at our first Spring Celebration Gala. A performer who has travelled across the globe, Keiko is known for the blending of international influences that contributes to her unique musical style,” said Dr. Sachiko Kuno, president and CEO of the S&R Foundation. “The S&R Foundation has a great respect for the preservation of historic venues and we are honored to present one of the first concerts at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club after the theater’s renovation and restoration.”

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2013
5:30 p.m. for table seating, 7:30 p.m. for theater seating

WHERE: Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland

WHO: The performance will feature internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, Keiko Matsui.  Ms. Matsui’s career has spanned three decades and the release of more than twenty recordings. Her work represents musical influences from around the world and a blend of styles including jazz, classical, world and new age music.

Gwen Tolbart, award-winning anchor for FOX 5 WTTG-TV, will serve as emcee for the event.

TICKETS: Both table seating and theater seating options are available. Table seating includes admission to a pre-concert cocktail reception and dinner. All proceeds of the event will go to the Foundation’s mission of supporting emerging artists. To purchase tickets, please visit

SPONSORSHIP: Sponsorship opportunities for the Spring Celebration Gala are now available. To learn more, contact Kate Goodall at or (202) 298-6007.

PRESS: For press passes please contact Sara Lanphere at or (703) 584-5648.

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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