Sake, Japan’s signature alcoholic drink, is versatile enough to be enjoyed in various settings and with delicious cuisines. Many sake lovers around the world also pair their choice of drink not only with good food, but classical music as well.

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC is proud to once again be collaborating with the National Philharmonic and DC Sake, Co. to bring you an engaging virtual classical music and sake experience that you can participate in right at home. For this event, the National Philharmonic will be performing Vivaldi’s “Summer,” which attendees can enjoy with “First Run,” a vibrant, fruity Japanese sake from Nagano Prefecture that perfectly encapsulates the sweetness of summer. Additionally, listen to a talk from our featured guest, violinist Regino Madrid, assistant concertmaster of The National Philharmonic at Strathmore and regular performer with the National Symphony Orchestra! It’s time to savor the long days and hot nights of summer, and we at the Japan-America Society of Washington DC feel there’s no better way to do so than with beautiful music and sake!


Thursday, August 25


(August 26, 7-8AM JST)


JASWDC Kiku Member: FREE

JASWDC Ume Member: $3

Non-Member: $10

JASWDC Kiku Member Sake Bundle (1 x 730ml bottle of “First Run” Nama Ginjo): $41*

JASWDC Ume Member Sake Bundle (1 x 730ml bottle of “First Run” Nama Ginjo): $44*

Non-Member Sake Bundle (1 x 730ml bottle of “First Run” Nama Ginjo): $54*


*Includes one bottle of sake available for pickup.
Pick up window: Sake is available for pick up at JASWDC Office (1819 L Street N.W., Washington, DC) during the following dates and times.

Sake Pick-up date:
Month of August, Monday – Friday

Pick-up time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Please contact JASWDC in advance of your pick up so that we can make sure to have someone at the office.

**Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 22



Violinist Regino Madrid

Violinist Regino Madrid, from Los Angeles, CA, is currently the concertmaster of The American Pops Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of The National Philharmonic at Strathmore. He was the former assistant concertmaster of “The President’s
Own” U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra for 20 years and regularly played at the White House. Mr. Madrid has also appeared as guest concertmaster for the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, National Gallery Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Chesapeake Orchestra at St. Mary’s River Concert Series, the Alexandria Symphony, and the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio. Mr. Madrid regularly plays with the National Symphony Orchestra. Si
nce making his solo debut at 16, Mr. Madrid has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout the United States and abroad. Notable performances include Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2, Brahms’ Double Concerto, and Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy. Mr. Madrid received his Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music after pursuing a Physiological Science degree from UCLA. Mr. Madrid resides in VA and enjoys photography and mid-century design and architecture.



JASWDC is proud to partner with the National Philharmonic at Strathmore and D.C. Sake cō