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


Tariq Al-Sabir
October 15, 2019
7:00pm conversation with the composer, 8:00pm concert

Born and raised in Baltimore, composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir comes home to kick off Season 15 of the Evolution Series,
with selections from his new multimedia song cycle #UNWANTED and more.

For Toni Morrison
February 18, 2020
8:00pm concert

An evening of words and music honoring the “queen of American letters” (Ibram X. Kendi) on what would have been her 89th birthday.

Michael Gordon
May 19, 2020
7:00pm conversation with the composer, 8:00pm concert

The co-founder of the Bang on a Can new-music collective joins us for performances of his solo and chamber music, filled with
“the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz, and the intransigence of classical modernism” (New Yorker).

$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.

Help us celebrate our 15th season with a donation of $15, $150, or $1500 (or any amount)!

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 100 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. | | 443.424.8335
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