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August 7, 2008
CONTACT: Heather Egan Stalfort
(410) 516-0341 ext. 17

Evergreen Museum & Library 2008-2009 Concert Series
Featuring music related to Evergreen
collections and history

Evergreen Museum & Library's popular Music at Evergreen concert series returns, presenting live music in the intimate Bakst Theatre on three Saturdays in October, February and March. Chinese piano prodigy Peng Peng kicks off the series' 56th season on Oct. 25. Concerts begin at 3 p.m. and are preceded by a free gallery talk at 2 p.m. A meet-the-artist reception follows each concert.

One of Baltimore's longest-running music programs, Music at Evergreen features performances by renowned musicians and outstanding emerging artists that are related to the collections and history of a Gilded Age estate.

Funded in large part by the Evergreen House Foundation, which began the series in 1952, Music at Evergreen continues John Work and Alice Warder Garrett's tradition of presenting performances in their home and providing audiences with an opportunity to meet the artists.

Other scheduled performers this season include jazz vocalist Patricia Barber performing Cole Porter classics and France's Amedeo Modigliani Quartet performing works for strings by Haydn, Beethoven, and Ravel.

Evergreen Museum & Library is located at 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, with free and ample parking. Subscription tickets are $55 public; $40 museum members; and $25 students. Tickets for individual concerts are $20 public; $15 museum members; and $10 students. Seating is limited. Tickets include museum admission and are available in advance online at www.missiontix.com or by calling the museum at 410-516-0341.

For further information regarding programs at Evergreen Museum & Library, the public may call 410-516-0341 or visit www.museums.jhu.edu. Please note that digital images are available upon request.

"Music at Evergreen" Concert Series Schedule

October 25, 3 p.m.
2 p.m. FREE pre-concert lecture: The Garrett Collection of Asian Art
Frances Klapthor, Baltimore Museum of Art

Chinese pianist/composer Peng Peng, who at the tender age of 15 is dazzling audiences worldwide, headlines the start of the Music at Evergreen concert series with a performance of Brahms' Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5; Debussy's Suite bergamasque, Peng Peng's Immortal Struggle, and Kreisler/Rachmaninoff's Liebeslied (Love's Struggle), and Liebesfreud (Love's Joy). Peng Peng has won numerous competitions, including the Julliard School's Pre-College Mozart Piano Competition.

February 14, 3 p.m.
2 p.m. FREE pre-concert lecture: Cole Porter's Baltimore
(speaker to be announced)

A celebration of one of the Great American Songbook composers by acclaimed jazz singer/pianist/composer Patricia Barber, who has been described as a combination of Diana Krall and Susan Sontag, with "throaty, come-hither vocals and coolly incisive piano" (Time). Barber will perform music from The Cole Porter Mix — her 2008 Blue Note Records CD — including such Porter classics as "I Get a Kick out of You," "Just One of Those Things," and "What Is This Thing Called Love."

March 7, 3 p.m.
2 p.m. FREE pre-concert lecture: Modigliani at Evergreen
(speaker to be announced)

The Amedeo Modigliani Quartet is internationally acclaimed for its "stunning technical expertise, outstanding ensemble, and a particularly accomplished musical identity" (Le Progrès, France). Formed in 2003 at the Paris Conservatory and winners of the 2006 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, this young string quartet has stunned audiences around the world, playing with what The New York Times described as "Gallic cool." The program features Haydn's "Sunrise" Quartet in B Major, Op. 76. No. 4; Beethoven's "Harp" Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74; and Ravel's Quartet in F major.