The New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) is proud to announce its third season. NOW returns to First Congregational UCC in Washington DC for its season opener on Saturday September 27 at 7:00pm featuring the powerful Fourth Symphony by Gustav Mahler, and an exciting world premier by the dynamic contemporary composer, Julian Wachner. NOW will present an encore of this performance at Levin Music Studio 309 at Strathmore on Sunday September 28 at 7:00pm. NOW offers its audience the opportunity to get up close and personal with works usually reserved for symphony orchestra ins cavernous halls. Pared down to their essential elements, the chamber orchestra version of Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Wachner's Chamber Symphony are ideal vehicles for expressive and virtuosic displays of brilliant music-making by the musicians of the New Orchestra of Washington.