Tue May 9
409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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.
The Evolution Contemporary Music Series, founded and directed by composer and Peabody Institute faculty member Judah Adashi, 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).
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