In the heart of Georgetown, the next great thinkers in social entrepreneurship are at work on innovative solutions to sustainability, health, social justice, language and literacy, to name just a few pressing global challenges. And they’re all working, eating, breathing and sleeping under the same roof — and a pretty nice roof at that.
S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, today announced the winners of the 2015 S&R Foundation Washington Award – including one Grand Prize winner. The four recipients will be officially honored at the S&R Washington Awards Gala on Saturday, June 4 at Evermay in Washington, DC.
In 2011, they purchased Evermay for $22 million. A year later, they paid the heavily-discounted price of $11 million for Halcyon House. And in 2015, they purchased the Fillmore School, listed for $14 million. The couple behind the massive acquisition of these tony and singular properties in Georgetown is not doing what you might suspect with them.
Instead, biotech entrepreneurs Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno, whose S&R Foundation owns all three properties, have non-profit intentions for each of them.
(Sold Out) 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), James Austin Smith (oboe) present a wide-ranging program of works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Berio, and Gershwin (trans. Heifetz).
Before he was Hodor, Kristian Nairn was a DJ. Now he’s a DJ that is able to capitalize on the fame of a sickeningly popular HBO fantasy series in order to further his music career. Just as he should. If anyone in Game of Thrones deserves it, it’s the dude whose only line is the same five letter word over and over again.
“We wanted to find the most talented entrepreneurs that we could, tackling the most hairy 21st-century social problems in the most courageous and innovative ways,” says Kate Goodall, COO of S&R Foundation, the nonprofit that funds Halcyon, which launched in fall 2014.
Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Delaplane, Virginia, <strong>RdV Vineyards</strong> forms the backdrop for an exclusive pre-season Overtures event. RdV’s world-class American wines will be paired with chamber music performed by S&R Grand-Prize winner <strong>Char Prescott</strong> and S&R Artist-in-Residence <strong>Machiko Ozawa</strong>.Completing the feast for the senses will be a tasting menu provided by RdV.
* Please note: The previously scheduled performance by Violist Gareth Lubbe on December 4th has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and will be rescheduled for the spring 2016 Overtures series. S&R Artist-in-Residence Ryo Yanagitani will now perform a solo piano recital.
If you have registered a ticket and would like to request a refund, ticket transfer or require more information please call S&R Foundation at 202.298.6007.
A rising jazz vocalist who jumps effortlessly between 50s jazz, bossa nova, folk, pop and contemporary jazz, Integriti Reeves has garnered wide spread acclaim in the Washington, DC area for her unique blend of past and present. A graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Peabody Institute, Reeves brings her sextet to Evermay for a soulful evening of jazz styles from around the world.
Fresh from the Evermay Chamber Orchestra’s critical success performing Swan Lake at the Kennedy Center in April 2015, Artistic Director and Concertmaster Tamaki Kawakubo returns to Evermay for a duo performance of virtuoso encore pieces from her latest CD release. Expect to hear dazzling works by Kreisler, Gershwin, Brahms, Bartok, Ravel, Sarasate, and much more. Kawakubo is joined by pianist Ryo Yanagitani.