Past NOWFests

NOWFest is the New Orchestra of Washington’s annual spring gala, featuring performances by the New Orchestra of Washington and friends, and a silent auction. Each season, the music and the refreshments reflect the incredible diversity of the New Orchestra of Washington and our broader community. Stay tuned for details about NOWFest 2018!

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Under the Patronage of Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the US

NOWFest 2017 Japan: One Dream, One World, One Love
Sponsored by The Embassy of Japan,

Honoring Dr. Ryuji Ueno, Recipient of 2017 ArtsMatter Award
Portraits of Sakura: Our Memories of Bloom – Mamiko Hirai
Triptyque – Yasushi Akutagawa
Threnody to Toki, Op. 12 – Takashi Yoshimatsu
Marimba Concerto No. 1 – Chin-Cheng Lin – Soloist: Robert Schroyer, marimba
NOWfest Committee
Sarah Wilson, Chair
Dianne Peterson
Theresa Taylor
Jessica Markham

2017 Highlights



NOWFest 2016: Tango Night!
At the Organization of American States

Two Tangos for String Orchestra – Astor Piazzolla
Cuauhnáhuac for String Orchestra – Silvestre Revueltas
Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas) – Astor Piazzolla – Soloist: Machiko Ozawa, violin

2016 Highlights



NOWFest 2015: A Musical Celebration of Mexico
at the Organization of American States

Suite from Redes – Silverstre Revueltas
Metro Chabacano – Javier Alvarez
Huapango – Jose Pablo Moncayo
Homenaje a Garcia Lorca – Silvestre Revueltas
Danzon No. 2 – Arturo Marquez

2015 Highlights