The Board of the New Orchestra of Washington and Honorary Hosts Joy and Jon Siegel 


cordially invite you to


Discover A New World

Honoring Dr. Sachiko Kuno

2018 ArtsMatter Award Recipient

Saturday, April 14 | 5:00 pm

Award Presentation, Dinner, Performance by Aeolus Quartet and Lena Seikaly, and Silent Auction

Aix la Chapelle

19120 Jerusalem Road, Poolesville, Maryland 20837


Cocktail Attire

Sold Out. Please Email Grace Cho for Availability.

Join us at Aix La Chapelle, a 200-year-old historical estate, situated on 160 picturesque acres located in the Agricultural Reserve of Montgomery County, Maryland, just outside of the beltway. This year, we present the annual ArtsMatter award to Dr. Sachiko Kuno, the Founder and visionary creative behind Halcyon and its mission to catalyze and nurture emerging creatives striving for a better world.  

Take in the clean April air, gorgeous natural setting, and historical buildings. Partake of the open bar, and a three-course buffet-style dinner. Be inspired by performances from the Aeolus Quartet and local favorite jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly. Browse through one-of-a-kind silent auction items while helping NOW raise critical funds to launch its inaugural Summer Festival and Retreat in Poolesville, Maryland in June, 2018. 

Discover a New World at Aix La Chapelle and be a part of the exciting next chapter of NOW!

Phil Mazzara, Gala Chair 
Morris Deutsch, Board Chair 
Dianne Peterson, Board Vice-chair 
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Artistic Director 
Grace Cho, Executive Director 

Gala Committee
Louise Harkavy 
Jessica Markham 
Theresa Taylor 
Ann Yonemura

Silent Auction 2018 Catalogue

Browse all of NOWFest 2018's fantastic items before the gala!


Check Availability

Online sales are now closed. Please email Grace Cho for availability.

Patron $300 ($150 is tax deductible)

  • 1 premium reserved seat for gala dinner and concert
  • Admission for 1 to NOW’s April 15 From the New World concert at National Presbyterian Church
  • Recognition in event program

Guest $150

  • General admission for 1 to gala dinner and concert
  • Admission for 1 to NOW’s April 15 From the New World concert at National Presbyterian Church

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the gala, honoree, or venue. Any development concerns should be addressed to Jessica Powell Eig, our Development Director.