The Evergreen Concert Series — one of
Baltimore's longest-running chamber music programs —
welcomes the Adaskin String Trio and guest oboist Thomas
Gallant at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The musicians will
perform Druschetzky's Quartet in G Minor for oboe and
strings, Beethoven's String Trio in D Major, Taneyev's
String Trio in B Minor and Mozart's Quartet for oboe and
strings in F Major.
This will be the first appearance of this
internationally recognized ensemble on Evergreen's concert
Praised by WGBH-Boston for having "stretched the
musical boundaries of what is possible," the Adaskin String
Trio is the premier ensemble of its kind in North America.
Founded in 1994, the trio has become renowned for its
interpretations of a vast repertoire ranging from works by
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to rarely heard
treasures by 20th-century giants such as Heitor Villa-Lobos
and Alfred Schnittke.
In 1998 the Adaskin String Trio was a finalist for the
prestigious Walter W. Naumburg Foundation chamber music
award in New York. The trio's concerts have been recorded
for CBC Radio, Radio-Canada and National Public Radio. In
2003 it released on the Musica Omnia label a recording of
the complete string trios of Beethoven, described by
American Record Guide as "masterly."
Virtuoso oboist Thomas Gallant, praised by The New
Yorker as "a player who unites technical mastery with
intentness, charm and wit," is a first prize winner of the
Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition.
He has performed as both soloist and chamber musician in
prestigious halls around the world with such artists as
Jean-Pierre Rampal and the Kronos Quartet. Known for his
unique performance style, which combines the American and
European traditions of oboe playing, Gallant plays on an
Evoluzione oboe made by the Italian maker Fratelli
The performance, to be held in Evergreen's Bakst
Theatre, will be followed by a reception with the
musicians. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for
nonmembers; $5 student rush tickets will be available one
hour prior to performance (limit two tickets per valid
student ID). Due to limited seating, reservations are
recommended. Advance tickets can be obtained by going to
or by calling 410-516-0341.