Thursday, April 7, 2011



WHEN: Saturday, April 16, at 3:00–5:00 PM
Bakst Theatre, Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore
TICKETS:  $10-$20
Call 410.516.0341 or order online
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The Juilliard-educated protégé of legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, 23-year-old South Korean violinist Hahn-Bin chases after 64th notes, zaps the audience with virtuosity and woos with buttery tone, all while wearing black lipstick and a hairstyle as sculpted as a swirl of ice cream.

He has won critical acclaim for his “extraordinary, intelligent, and beautiful” (The Washington Post) performances and his “inspired, bracing, and innovative” (The New York Times) programs. First Prize Winner of the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he made his concerto debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age ten and shortly thereafter made his international debut at the 42nd Grammy Awards’ Salute to Classical Music honoring Isaac Stern.

Hahn-Bin plays an 1825 J. F. Pressenda violin, on loan from the Mandell Collection of Southern California. John Blacklow accompanies on piano. A meet-the-artist tea reception follows the concert.


Chapter One: Ignorance

  • BARBARA WHITE, Reliquary
  • W. LUTOSLAWSKI, Subito
  • JOHN CAGE, Nocturne
  • FREDERIC CHOPIN, Nocturne #20

Chapter Two: Anger + Pride

  • C. SAINT-SAËNS, Danse Macabre
  • MANUEL DE FALLA, Asturiana + Polo
  • K. PENDERECKI, Cadenza for Solo Violin
  • ALFRED SCHNITTKE, Stille Nacht

Chapter Three: Desire and Jealousy

  • JOHN CAGE,  In a Landscape
  • MAURICE RAVEL, Blues + Perpetual Motion
  • CLAUDE DEBUSSY, La Plus Que Lente
  • PABLO DE SARASATE, Concert Fantasy in Five Acts on theme's from Bizet's Carmen

Evergreen Museum & Library’s concert series is one of the longest-running music programs in Baltimore. Concerts are held in the museum’s stunning Bakst Theatre, including performances by world-renowned chamber music groups and soloists, and several of the most talented young musicians performing today, many of whom have won prestigious international competitions.

Come enjoy an afternoon of music in the museum — and ticket prices include museum admission!