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February 21, 2007
Media Contact: Heather Egan Stalfort
410-516-0341 ext. 17

Adaskin String Trio with Oboist Thomas Gallant
to Perform at Evergreen House

Third Concert of 2006-2007 Season

The Evergreen Concert Series — one of Baltimore's longest-running chamber music programs — continues with 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. The performance, to be held in Evergreen's Bakst Theatre at 4545 N. Charles St. in Baltimore, will be followed by a reception with the musicians. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members; $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 visiting this Web site: www.missiontix.com; or by calling 410-516-0341. Complete concert information is available online at www.jhu.edu/evrgreen/concerts.

The Adaskin String Trio, praised by WGBH-Boston for having "stretched the musical boundaries of what is possible," is the premiere ensemble of its kind in North America. Founded in 1994, the trio has performed extensively throughout Canada and the United States. They have become renowned for their 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. Their commanding performances of string trios by Sergei Taneiev, Lennox Berkeley, and Miklós Rózsa have been revelations to both novice and seasoned chamber music enthusiasts. The trio also has numerous premieres to its credit, including works by Murray Adaskin and Robert Carl (recipient of both the Charles Ives and Aaron Copland Fellowships). 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 (CBC's French- language counterpart) and National Public Radio. In 2003 they released on the Musica Omnia label a recording of the complete string trios of Beethoven, described by American Record Guide as "masterly." Future recording projects include works by Haydn, Carl and Fauré. They also have commissioned works by Raymond Luedeke and Ana Sokolovic for a special collaboration with accordion virtuoso Joseph Petric. Publicity photos may be found online at www.adaskinstringtrio.com.

Virtuoso oboist Thomas Gallant, praised by the New Yorker magazine 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. After studying at the Indiana University School of Music, he performed with the New Orleans Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. 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.

Evergreen is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Since 1952, the museum's concert series has presented over 200 performances by renowned musicians and outstanding emerging artists in Evergreen's intimate Bakst Theatre — designed by avant-garde Russian-born artist Léon Bakst — and in its 1870s Carriage House. Audiences mingle with performers at a post-concert reception and enjoy a shared experience they won't find anywhere else.

Funded in large part by the Evergreen House Foundation, Evergreen's chamber music program continues Alice Warder Garrett's legacy of supporting established and emerging musicians, and inviting audiences to interact with them.

The final concert this season is:
Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.
Matt Haimovitz, solo cello

Classical and cool. Cellist prodigy Matt Haimovitz is one of classical music's most adventurous artists, with a repertoire spanning from J.S. Bach to Led Zeppelin. The program, including György Ligeti's Sonata for Violoncello Solo and selections from J.S. Bach's Suites for solo cello and Ned Rorem's After reading Shakespeare: suite in 9 movements for cello solo, will speak to music enthusiasts of every persuasion. This not-to-be-missed concert will be held at the Carriage House.

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