New Orchestra of Washington

New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) is a dynamic, flexible ensemble that prides itself on individual and collaborative virtuosity and embodies a belief in the importance of revitalizing the role of music in daily life.

Founded in 2012 by a group of friends within the Washington, D.C. professional music community, NOW’s programming includes canonic works, newly commissioned pieces, and genre-bending adaptations, with a particular focus on symphonic works re-arranged for smaller ensembles. NOW’s members—comprised entirely of professional musicians, some of whom double as administrative staff—are hand-selected for each performance, and the ensemble can expand and contract to suit the needs of varied repertoire and the sizes of various performance spaces.