NOW will commission a piece, specially written for the park and its "play instruments" to be performed by the musicians of NOW.

About the Project

The New Orchestra of Washington exists to enable new generations of concert-goers to experience the joy of live music.  And there is no better way to do that than with our youngest audiences! So in June 2020, NOW will present two groundbreaking (both literally and figuratively) concerts at the newly opened playground at Wheaton Local Park.

NOW will commission Vietnamese-American composer Viet Cuong (b.1990) to compose a work for the "play instruments" and other equipment of the newly built playground. There will be a plenty of opportunities for children to interact with professional musicians and connect to the world of music at their own level and on their own turf!


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$8,625.80 to go. Every dollar helps.
$1,374.20 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 176 days ago

Founding Sponsors


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    Anonymous
    6 months ago
  • $250
    in honor of Grace Cho
    6 months ago
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    in honor of In honor of Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
    6 months ago
  • $224
    Sarah Wilson
    6 months ago
  • $168
    Grace Cho
    6 months ago
  • $122.20
    Match from Montgomery County MD
    6 months ago
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