A rarity in North America, the Baltimore Mandolin Quartet is a "Quartetto Romantico" in the Italian tradition, combining bowlback mandolins and mandola with classical guitar. Their repertoire includes many pieces composed for this combination by mandolin giants Raffaele Calace and Carlo Munier, as well as original compositions and transcriptions of classics from the symphonic and operatic literature. Their arrangement of "Stormy Weather" has been heard many times on the public radio program "Marketplace," signalling a downturn in the stock market. Since 2000 they have appeared at a variety of concert venues in the Baltimore / Washington D.C. area, and performed at the CMSA conventions of 2003 and 2004. David Evans, 1st mandolin Laura Norris, 2nd mandolin Jonathan Jensen, mandola Tony Norris, guitar.