In June, Palaver will embark on its first west coast tour, presenting concerts and educational workshops in Venice, Santa Clarita, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Carson. Our tour program, A Voice in the Crowd, explores the relationship between the individual and the group, the “self” and the "other." At the center of the program is Even, a concerto grosso by Los Angeles composer Ian Gottlieb, written specifically for Palaver. Even juxtaposes unity and individuality, mirroring Palaver’s creative process as a conductor-less ensemble. Alongside Corelli's joyous 'Christmas Concerto' and Biber’s vivid depiction of war in Battalia à 10, this program explores the struggle to make our voices heard in a chaotic world.
In addition to the concerts, Palaver will present three educational workshops with local organizations. Members of the ensemble will coach and perform alongside young musicians from the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra, the San Diego Youth Symphony, and the Harmony Project in LA. Community engagement and education are central to Palaver’s mission, as the ensemble seeks to use chamber music as a vehicle for communication and personal expression.
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
BIBER Battalia à 10