Last week, I was invited to attend a concert at Evermay as part of the S&R Foundation’s Overtures series. While the music of classical guitarist Soichi Muraji was highly enjoyable and the ostensible point of the evening, the surroundings of Evermay can’t help but steal the show.

The S&R Foundation was set up by two Georgetowners, Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Dr. Ryuji Ueno. The husband and wife team made a fortune with their bio-med company Sucampo. The private couple splashed across the news several years ago when they bought the long-listed (and coveted) Evermay and Halcyon House estates.

The landmark historic Evermay Estate sited on over 3.5 acres in the heart of Georgetown. (Stuart Estler)

Instead of living in these massive properties, they’ve converted them into use for their worthy foundation, which is focused on “support[ing] talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the sciences and arts, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration.” Music is a key objective of the foundation, and it began hosting concert series at Evermay last year.

I had heard good things about the series, but had not until last week attended a concert. And it is really quite an experience.

[Continue reading Topher Mathews’s post here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.]

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