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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 19, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 26
Adaskin String Trio, oboist Thomas Gallant to Perform at Evergreen

By Heather Egan Stalfort
Historic House Museums

The Evergreen Concert Series — one of Baltimore's longest-running chamber music programs — welcomes the Adaskin String Trio and guest oboist Thomas Gallant at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The musicians will perform Druschetzky's Quartet in G Minor for oboe and strings, Beethoven's String Trio in D Major, Taneyev's String Trio in B Minor and Mozart's Quartet for oboe and strings in F Major.

This will be the first appearance of this internationally recognized ensemble on Evergreen's concert series.

Praised by WGBH-Boston for having "stretched the musical boundaries of what is possible," the Adaskin String Trio is the premier ensemble of its kind in North America. Founded in 1994, the trio has become renowned for its interpretations of a vast repertoire ranging from works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to rarely heard treasures by 20th-century giants such as Heitor Villa-Lobos and Alfred Schnittke.

In 1998 the Adaskin String Trio was a finalist for the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg Foundation chamber music award in New York. The trio's concerts have been recorded for CBC Radio, Radio-Canada and National Public Radio. In 2003 it released on the Musica Omnia label a recording of the complete string trios of Beethoven, described by American Record Guide as "masterly."

Virtuoso oboist Thomas Gallant, praised by The New Yorker as "a player who unites technical mastery with intentness, charm and wit," is a first prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition. He has performed as both soloist and chamber musician in prestigious halls around the world with such artists as Jean-Pierre Rampal and the Kronos Quartet. Known for his unique performance style, which combines the American and European traditions of oboe playing, Gallant plays on an Evoluzione oboe made by the Italian maker Fratelli Patricola.

The performance, to be held in Evergreen's Bakst Theatre, will be followed by a reception with the musicians. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers; $5 student rush tickets will be available one hour prior to performance (limit two tickets per valid student ID). Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended. Advance tickets can be obtained by going to or by calling 410-516-0341.


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