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Be a part of the 2012-13 Evolution Series, celebrating the music of Kaija Saariaho, György Kurtág, Missy Mazzoli and John Luther Adams!

The Evolution Contemporary Music Series, is a Baltimore-based concert series dedicated to the music of living composers. Our upcoming eighth season promises to be one of our best and most ambitious to date, featuring evening-length celebrations of music by four of today’s finest composers: Kaija Saariaho, György Kurtág, Missy Mazzoli and John Luther Adams.

That's where you come in. We not only want you to join us to hear outstanding music and meet some extraordinary artists (Missy and John will take part in the festivities), we want to involve you at the grassroots level. In exchange for your backing -- which will go towards music rental, artist fees, publicity and recording -- we've put together what we feel are some terrific rewards, exclusive items and experiences associated with the music and people that will bring this year's Evolution Series to life.

The Evolution Series is committed to building a community around excellent performances of contemporary music. This is your chance to become a more integral part of that community than ever before. A Kickstarter project is only funded if it meets or surpasses its goal within 30 days, so the best way to support us is to make your pledge today, and then spread the word. 

Thanks so much for your consideration, and let's make this happen together!

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  • Yes! Tickets and subscriptions are indicated in the text set off by asterisks at the end of each reward description. Every reward from $25 on up includes at least one ticket to an event of your choice. The higher the reward level, the more tickets are included. Note that the ticket offers are specific to each reward level and not cumulative; they are not part of the "all of the above" designation.

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    Your name will be included on a special thank-you page on our website throughout the 2012-13 season, with a link featured in all four concert programs!

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    The above + a striking 8.5x11 Season 8 poster by ycArt Design Studio, with a (non-digital!) thank-you note from Evolution Series director Judah Adashi.

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    All of the above + a conversation-starting, black & white “I CARE IF YOU LISTEN” tote bag, from our friends at the excellent new-music blog of the same name (www.icareifyoulisten.com). *Includes a single ticket to one 2012-13 Evolution Series event of your choice.*

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    All of the above + admission to an exclusive reception and screening of Len Kamerling’s remarkable new film of John Luther Adams’s "Strange and Sacred Noise" (9/30, 7pm, An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD). *Includes a single ticket to one 2012-13 Evolution Series event of your choice.*

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    11 backers

    All of the above + an Evolution-exclusive, what-I’m-listening-to-now mix CD from composer Missy Mazzoli, hailed by Time Out New York as “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart." *Includes a pair of tickets to one 2012-13 Evolution Series event of your choice.*

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    All of the above + one of the very first Evolution Series t-shirts, a white & navy 3/4 sleeve shirt with “@evolutionseries” on the front and our logo on the back! *Includes a subscription for one to the 2012-13 Evolution Series.*

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    All of the above + a post-concert toast and group photo with composer John Luther Adams, “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century.” (The New Yorker) *Includes a subscription for two to the 2012-13 Evolution Series.*

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    All of the above + a pair of signed and matted limited-edition prints from Evolution Series photographer Britt Olsen-Ecker’s acclaimed “Photos for Baltimore” series. *Includes a subscription for two to the 2012-13 Evolution Series.*

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    All of the above + John Luther Adams's eloquent writings on the intersections between music and the natural world, "The Place Where You Go To Listen" and "Winter Music," personally inscribed by the composer. *Includes subscriptions for two to the 2012-13 and 2013-14 Evolution Series.*

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  • Pledge $1,000 or more
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    All of the above + pianists Kenneth Osowski and Gretchen Dekker will come to your home (between York, PA and Baltimore, MD) to perform two- and four-hand music by György Kurtág -- including his beautiful Bach transcriptions -- and others. *Includes subscriptions for two to the 2012-13 and 2013-14 Evolution Series.*

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