Season 5

The start of New Orchestra of Washington’s fifth concert season initiates a new era in our ever-growing organization. As pioneers of the “smaller is better” movement, we are focusing our efforts to bring the most interesting artists, meaningful performances, innovative arrangements and original compositions to our audiences. We are also entering into a new partnership with the Ryuji Ueno Foundation that will make it possible for a diverse array of emerging and established international stars to regularly join our group of top-tier Washington, D.C.-based performers. Come hear our best season yet!

Season Concerts


Washington Here and Now: The Orchestra of Washington Celebrates its Fifth Season!
September 16, 8PM at First UCC
September 17, 7PM at Westmoreland

EDOUARD LALO Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21
Akemi Takayama, violin
AARON COPLAND Appalachian Spring

Smaller is Better!
October 29, 7PM at First UCC
October 30, 3PM at Bender JCC

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (arranged by Iain Farrington)
EDVARD GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor (arranged by Mordechai Rechtman)
Mayumi Sakamoto, piano
JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 (arranged by Iain Farrington)

Witches, Wizards, and Warlocks
March 18, 7PM at First UCC
March 19, 3PM at Bender JCC

MAURICE RAVEL Mother Goose Suite  (arranged by Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez)
PAUL DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (arranged by Iain Farrington)
MODEST MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged by Julian Yu)

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NOWfest 2017 Japan!

NOWfest Japan

TAKASHI YOSHIMATSU Atom Hearts Club Suite No. 1
YASUSHI AKUTAGAWA Triptyque for String Orchestra
Concerto for Marimba and Chamber Orchestra No. 1 “One World, One Dream, One World”
Robert Schroyer, Marimba

June 2 at the Residence of Japanese Ambassador

Season Guest Appearances

The Monotone Symphony at the National Gallery
October 1, 4:00PM
Admission free


Seasons of Love: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings & Piazzolla’s Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
February 14, AMP by Strathmore

PETER I. TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Nick Tavani, violin