The New Orchestra of Washington's mission is to make music relevant to new generations of audiences through virtuosic performances that combine a diversity of genres with fresh interpretations of classic works. Unconstrained by the structure or repertoire of traditional orchestras, NOW is both modern and sustainable, proving how orchestral and chamber music can not only survive but flourish in the 21st century. Founded in 2012 by rising stars of the Washington area's professional community, NOW embodies mutual respect and admiration for each other's artistry and a common belief in the importance of revitalizing the role of music in our lives.

artistic director

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez has earned accolades from The Washington Post as a conductor “with the incisive clarity of someone born to the idiom,” as well as praise from The New York Times for leading “a stirring performance” of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.

aeolus quartet

 Aeolus first joined NOW for the 2017-2018 season as string quartet-in-residence. In addition to serving leadership roles in the orchestra, Aeolus will perform as a quartet on select NOW orchestra programs, and in other chamber recitals throughout the season. 

2018-2019 season

 Join NOW for unique concert experiences, featuring the Choral Arts Society of Washington, Washington Master Chorale, and Sandbox Percussion. You will not want to miss any of these concerts! Subscriptions go on-sale August15th, and tickets go on-sale September 3rd.

Join Our NOWpass Service

For just $8.99 - $14.99 per month, gain access to all of NOW's regular season orchestral concerts, chamber concerts, masterclasses, NOWmaste yoga sessions, special discounts to special events, and more*!