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February 26, 2009
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Amedeo Modigliani Quartet at
Evergreen Museum & Library

The 56th season of Evergreen Museum & Library's Music at Evergreen concert series concludes with the Amedeo Modigliani Quartet at 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 7. Formed in 2003 at the Paris Conservatory, this young string ensemble has stunned audiences around the world playing with what The New York Times described as "Gallic cool."

The program includes Franz Josef Haydn's Quartet in B Major, Op. 76. No. 4 ("Sunrise"); Felix Mendelssohn's Quartet in A minor, Op. 13; and Maurice Ravel's Quartet in F major.

A gallery talk focusing on two works by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) in the Evergreen Museum & Library collection will be offered at 2 p.m. The concert is followed by a meet-the-artists reception.

The performance will be held in the Bakst Theatre at Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $20 for the public, $15 for members and $10 students with valid ID, and include admission to the museum and gallery talk. Seating is limited; advance tickets are available at www.missiontix.com or by calling 410-516-0341 (handling charges apply). Cash or check only at the door. Group tickets are available by phone only at 410-516-0341. Complete concert information is available online at www.museums.jhu.edu.

Praised by France's Le Progrés for their "stunning technical expertise, outstanding ensemble and a particularly accomplished musical identity," the Amedeo Modigliani Quartet (Loïc Rio, violin; François Kieffer, cello; Philippe Bernhard, violin; Laurent Marfaing, viola) won the 2006 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York and the 2005 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Paris. They were also awarded the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Prize, which sponsored their New York debut at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, the Washington Performing Arts Society Prize, which sponsored their Washington, D.C., debut at the Kennedy Center, the Gulbenkian Foundation Concert Prize for a concert in Paris, the Vancouver Recital Society Prize, the Princeton University Concerts Prize, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Prize, and the Sander Buchman Memorial Prize.