Making Baltimore a destination for outstanding
new music and musicians since 2005.


Funeral Doom Spiritual
September 26, 2017  
7:00pm conversation with the composer, 8:00pm concert

Composer, singer, and pianist M. Lamar “...plumbs the depths of all-American trauma with visionary verve” (New York Times) in his evening-length, multimedia song cycle, a radical exploration of the African-American spiritual tradition.


Bryce Dessner
December 6, 2017
7:00pm conversation with the artists, 8:00pm concert

Known to many as a guitarist in The National, composer Bryce Dessner “slips in and out of musical guises with disarming ease” in his “gorgeous and full-hearted music” (NPR). Bryce joins the Evolution Series for a concert of his recent solo and chamber works.


Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying
March 26, 2018
7:00pm conversation with the artist, 8:00pm concert

“A  pianist and composer of panoramic interests” (New York Times), Courtney Bryan performs music in memory of Sandra Bland, alongside other compositions for piano and recorded sound.


The Björk Songbook
May 8, 2018
8:00pm concert

Baltimore artists share selections from the iconic Icelandic composer’s newly-released, career-spanning collection of scores: “music...restored to its original bliss” (The New Yorker).

* Please note that Björk won't be here in person for the show, though we have reached out about other possible involvement! *


$15 general admission, $10 for students. Purchase online or at the door.

Extended Play
Add $5 to your ticket to join us for a post-concert party at The Bun Shop.

To live in Baltimore is to live in a perpetual state of surprise, and the marvelous and venturesome Evolution Series adds smart new music to the mix…for those of us who remember downtown New York in the 1970s, it is reassuring to find something very much like it happening in Baltimore now.
— Tim Page, Washington Post

Founded and directed by composer and Peabody Institute faculty member Judah Adashi, the Evolution Contemporary Music Series has made Baltimore a destination for outstanding new music and musicians since 2005. Praised by Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun for having "elevated and enriched Baltimore's new music scene enormously," and by the Baltimore City Paper as "superb...not the same-old, same-old," the Evolution Series has presented or premiered works by over 75 composers, performed by acclaimed musicians from Baltimore and beyond. Featured guests have included Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Pulitzer Prize-winning composers John Luther Adams, Caroline Shaw, and Julia Wolfe; and New Yorker music critic Alex Ross (New Yorker). | | 443.424.8335
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