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


Michael Pisaro
September 18, 2016  
7:00pm conversation with the composer, 8:00pm concert *

An evening of composer/guitarist Michael Pisaro's "patient, unpredictable, exceedingly beautiful mingling of simple structures, improvised textures and field recordings" (Steve Smith, New York Times), including a world premiere, featuring Pisaro with percussionist Greg Stuart and his students in the University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop.

* Please note unusual day and location: Sunday, in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall of the First Unitarian Church (514 N. Charles Street)


Nostalgic Synchronic 
November 15, 2016
7:00pm conversation with the artists, 8:00pm concert

So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski returns to the Evolution Series to play composer Dan Trueman's bitKlavier, a "prepared digital piano" for which Trueman has written a series of études, "unfolded to beautiful and haunting effect in a haze of pitch-bending, echoes, distorted rhythms and eerie timbres" (Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times).


Reimagining Sondheim
February 7, 2017
7:00pm conversation with the artist, 8:00pm concert

Pianist Anthony de Mare performs new versions of Stephen Sondheim's songs -- "not just inventive piano arrangements...but new compositions written in the composers' own styles" (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times) -- by Andy Akiho, Ethan Iverson, Gabriel Kahane and more.


Julia Wolfe
May 9, 2017
7:00pm conversation with the composer, 8:00pm concert

Composer Julia Wolfe, co-founder of the legendary Bang on a Can collective and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music, joins the Evolution Series for a celebration of her work, inspired by and erasing boundaries between folk, classical and rock music.


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

Extended Play @ The Bun Shop
Add $5 to your ticket to join us for a post-concert party and bonus track 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 Caroline Shaw and John Luther Adams; and music critics Tim Page (Washington Post) and Alex Ross (New Yorker). | | 443.424.8335
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