The Evolution Music Series is in it's 7th season and has been praised by the Baltimore Sun saying that "…the wide-rainging series has elevated and enriched Baltimore's new music scene enormously." In addition, the Baltimore City Paper has called it "Superb… Not the same-old, same-old." This concert series can boast it's stellar reputation due to the diligent and tireless work of founder/director Judah Adashi and his whole crew for years of organizing interesting new repertoire and engaging performers.
This Wednesday, May 9th, the series is presenting a concert entitled Sounds and Sweet Airs at An Die Musik in Mt Vernon of Baltimore MD. The concert program will be presenting two vastly different musical treatments of Shakespeare's The Tempest. TWD's own Atlantic Guitar Quartet will be on hand to perform the premier of Ronald Pearl's Be Not Afeard: Music from Prospero's Island and Ismar Gomes, Lura Johnson, Kathryn Kilian, and Elisabeth Stimpert will be performing Paul Moravec's Pulitzer Prize winning composition Tempest Fantasy.
If it has been awhile since your last read through of The Tempest and you think you might be a little rusty, don't worry, a pre-concert conversation about the text and compositions will be hosted an hour before show at 7:00 pm by both the composers as well as Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University faculty member Dr. Hollis Robbins. The music begins at 8:00 and will be followed by a wine reception with the artists. You can purchase tickets here and keep up with the event via facebook and twitter. You can also find more from The Atlantic Guitar Quartet via TWD as well as their own webpage, twitter, and facebook.
Enjoy the teaser below which is the first of Ronald Pearl's five movement work entitled Sometimes a Thousand Twangling Instruments.