A Voice in the Crowd Tour - San Diego, CA
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

A Voice in the Crowd Tour - San Diego, CA

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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.

PROGRAM:
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
BIBER Battalia à 10
GOTTLIEB Even

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A Voice in the Crowd Tour - Los Angeles, CA
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

A Voice in the Crowd Tour - Los Angeles, CA

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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 Orchestra, 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.

PROGRAM:
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
BIBER Battalia à 10
GOTTLIEB Even

*This concert will feature a side by side performance of Palaver Strings with Harmony Project students.  Students will be working with Palaver throughout the week leading up to the concert in a series of creativity and composition storytelling workshops. Learn more about the Harmony Project here!

This is a free event in honor of the Harmony Project!

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A Voice in the Crowd Tour - Carson, CA
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

A Voice in the Crowd Tour - Carson, CA

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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 Orchestra, 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.

PROGRAM:
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
BIBER Battalia à 10
GOTTLIEB Even

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A Voice in the Crowd Tour - Santa Clarita, CA
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

A Voice in the Crowd Tour - Santa Clarita, CA

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 Orchestra, 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.

PROGRAM:
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
BIBER Battalia à 10
GOTTLIEB Even

*This concert will feature a side by side performance of Palaver Strings with Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra students.  Students will be working with Palaver throughout the day in a series of creativity and musical storytelling workshops. Learn more about the workshop here.

Tickets available through Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra!

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A Voice in the Crowd Tour - Venice, CA
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

A Voice in the Crowd Tour - Venice, CA

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 Orchestra, 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.

PROGRAM:
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
BIBER Battalia à 10
GOTTLIEB Even

*This is a 21+ event, doors will open at 7:30 PM with music beginning around 8:00 PM

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BCA Ball - Boston, MA
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

BCA Ball - Boston, MA

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Palaver Strings will be featured at BCA's annual fundraiser in the Cyclorama.  Join us for an amazing art filled night and support one of the city's greatest and most supportive arts organizations.

BCA Ball | 7 pm–midnight

Enter a lush botanical wonderland created by JNG EVENT CONSULTING, encounter BCA performing and visual artists who will engage you in thrilling artistic exchange, and indulge in delicious food and drink from Boston’s best caterers, including Above and Beyond CateringCapers CateringThe Catered AffairEast Meets West CateringGourmet Caterers and Max Ultimate Food.

Disco Under the Dome | 9:30 pm–midnight

As the artistic exchange reaches a crescendo, let the music take control and dance the night away under the Cyclorama’s historic copper dome. Enjoy decadent desserts and cocktails generously provided by Gourmet Caterers and Bombay Sapphire.

Patron Sponsorships start at just $750 and include Patron benefits and two tickets to the event.

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BCA Ball | $300 each
Disco Under the Dome | $100 each

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Trapped - Boston, MA
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Trapped - Boston, MA

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Palaver Strings, in collaboration with local theatre company, Strange News, brings to life excerpts from Kafka's Metamorphosis, Poe's The Telltale Heart, Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, and Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. Each selection will be paired with complementary musical excerpts composed and arranged by Alexander Goodin. The two ensembles collaborate fully to close the show on Frederic Rzewski's Coming Together. From tragic traps to comic ones, horrific traps to romantic ones, we will delve into ideas of confinement and deceit - literal and metaphorical, physical and psychological.

*This program is part of Palaver String’s residency at Boston Center for the Arts.

Tickets available here at Boston Theatre Scene!

 

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Trapped - Boston, MA
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Trapped - Boston, MA

Palaver Strings, in collaboration with local theatre company, Strange News, brings to life excerpts from Kafka's Metamorphosis, Poe's The Telltale Heart, Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, and Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. Each selection will be paired with complementary musical excerpts composed and arranged by Alexander Goodin. The two ensembles collaborate fully to close the show on Frederic Rzewski's Coming Together. From tragic traps to comic ones, horrific traps to romantic ones, we will delve into ideas of confinement and deceit - literal and metaphorical, physical and psychological.

*This program is part of Palaver String’s residency at Boston Center for the Arts.

Tickets available here at Boston Theatre Scene!

 

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Parallel Freedoms - Orono, ME
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Parallel Freedoms - Orono, ME

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We find labels in every aspect of our world and lives.  As musicians, we’ve been labeled from the day we started taking lessons. Some of us play “fiddle,” some play jazz, and others play “classical” violin. Parallel Freedoms is an exploration of the blurred lines between these worlds, where classical and jazz composers inspire one another, and where we as classically trained musicians are inspired to program, arrange, and improvise music that reflects these parallel explorations of freedom. From Debussy’s boundary-breaking string quartet to the be-bop licks and Charlie Parker quotes in Andriessen’s Facing Death, from lush and lilting melodies to swinging rhythms, we express our love for music regardless of genre.

PROGRAM:
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor arr. Jonathan Morton
ANDRIESSEN Facing Death
SPALDING Really Very Small arr. Alex Goodin
LEWIS & HAMILTON How High the Moon arr. Alex Goodin

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Parallel Freedoms - Portland, ME
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Parallel Freedoms - Portland, ME

We find labels in every aspect of our world and lives.  As musicians, we’ve been labeled from the day we started taking lessons. Some of us play “fiddle,” some play jazz, and others play “classical” violin. Parallel Freedoms is an exploration of the blurred lines between these worlds, where classical and jazz composers inspire one another, and where we as classically trained musicians are inspired to program, arrange, and improvise music that reflects these parallel explorations of freedom. From Debussy’s boundary-breaking string quartet to the be-bop licks and Charlie Parker quotes in Andriessen’s Facing Death, from lush and lilting melodies to swinging rhythms, we express our love for music regardless of genre.

PROGRAM:
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor arr. Jonathan Morton
ANDRIESSEN Facing Death
SPALDING Really Very Small arr. Alex Goodin
LEWIS & HAMILTON How High the Moon arr. Alex Goodin

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Parallel Freedoms - Rockport, ME
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Parallel Freedoms - Rockport, ME

We find labels in every aspect of our world and lives.  As musicians, we’ve been labeled from the day we started taking lessons. Some of us play “fiddle,” some play jazz, and others play “classical” violin. Parallel Freedoms is an exploration of the blurred lines between these worlds, where classical and jazz composers inspire one another, and where we as classically trained musicians are inspired to program, arrange, and improvise music that reflects these parallel explorations of freedom. From Debussy’s boundary-breaking string quartet to the be-bop licks and Charlie Parker quotes in Andriessen’s Facing Death, from lush and lilting melodies to swinging rhythms, we express our love for music regardless of genre.

PROGRAM:
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor arr. Jonathan Morton
TRENET La Mer arr. Alex Goodin
ANDRIESSEN Facing Death
SPALDING Really Very Small arr. Alex Goodin
LEWIS & HAMILTON How High the Moon arr. Alex Goodin

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A Voice for Everyone - Hingham, MA
Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

A Voice for Everyone - Hingham, MA

A Voice For Everyone features the remarkable and truly personal voice of composer Ian Gottlieb. His concerto grosso, Even, written for Palaver Strings in its first year as an ensemble, expands the boundaries of the string orchestra medium, interweaving unity and individuality in a multitudinous fabric of divergent yet complementary solo lines. Even will be presented alongside an energetic concerti grossi by Correlli and Biber's Battalia à 10.

PROGRAM:
CORELLI Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No.8
BIBER Batalia à 10
GOTTLIEB Even

This concert is free and open to the public!

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A Voice for Everyone - Roxbury, MA
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

A Voice for Everyone - Roxbury, MA

A Voice For Everyone features the remarkable and truly personal voice of composer Ian Gottlieb. His concerto grosso, Even, written for Palaver Strings in its first year as an ensemble, expands the boundaries of the string orchestra medium, interweaving unity and individuality in a multitudinous fabric of divergent yet complementary solo lines. Even will be presented alongside two other exemplary concerti grossi by Correlli and Vaughan Williams, establishing it as the next innovative step in this string orchestra medium. The 4th Grade String Orchestra students from Bridge Boston Charter School’s El Sistema program will play parts of the Vaughan Williams alongside Palaver Strings and perform a piece they will arrange with Ian Gottlieb.  

Doors will open at 6:30PM - Music begins at 7:00PM

PROGRAM: 
CORELLI Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No.8
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra
GOTTLIEB Even

•Bridge Boston 4th Grade String Orchestra will open the performance

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Seeking Sanctuary
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

Seeking Sanctuary

At a time when immigration policy is at the forefront of our national politics, we seek to humanize the conversation by providing an artistic outlet for these stories, and emphasizing their connection to our own immigrant heritage. Seeking Sanctuary showcases the journeys and experiences of Boston immigrants. With a special focus on the Irish, Cape Verdean, and Chinese communities, this program will feature new compositions, spoken word pieces, and a participatory art installation inspired by the incredible stories of immigrants and their descendants.

*This program is part of Palaver Strings' residency at Boston Center for the Arts*

PROGRAM:
China Folk Song Set
- Arranged by Zhantao Lin and Su Yin Chan (Palaver member)
- Performed with Zhantao Lin on Erhu

Cape Verde Traditional Music Set
- Arranged by Benvindo Cruz, Jesse MacDonald, and Maya French (Palaver members)
- Performed with Benvindo Cruz on vocals and Cape Verdean Instrumentalists on Cavaquinho & Piano

Ireland Traditional Fiddle and Classical Fusion Composition
- Composed by Charlie Lennon
- Performed with Joey Abarta on Uilleann Pipes

Art Installation created by Miriam Shenitzer & John Powell

Tickets are available through the Boston Center for the Arts here!

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Seeking Sanctuary
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Seeking Sanctuary

At a time when immigration policy is at the forefront of our national politics, we seek to humanize the conversation by providing an artistic outlet for these stories, and emphasizing their connection to our own immigrant heritage. Seeking Sanctuary showcases the journeys and experiences of Boston immigrants. With a special focus on the Irish, Cape Verdean, and Chinese communities, this program will feature new compositions, spoken word pieces, and a participatory art installation inspired by the incredible stories of immigrants and their descendants.

*This program is part of Palaver Strings' residency at Boston Center for the Arts*

PROGRAM:
China Folk Song Set
- Arranged by Zhantao Lin and Su Yin Chan (Palaver member)
- Performed with Zhantao Lin on Erhu

Cape Verde Traditional Music Set
- Arranged by Benvindo Cruz, Jesse MacDonald, and Maya French (Palaver members)
- Performed with Benvindo Cruz on vocals and Cape Verdean Instrumentalists on Cavaquinho & Piano

Ireland Traditional Fiddle and Classical Fusion Composition
- Composed by Charlie Lennon
- Performed with Joey Abarta on Uilleann Pipes

Art Installation created by Miriam Shenitzer & John Powell

Tickets are available through the Boston Center for the Arts here!

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Seeking Sanctuary
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Seeking Sanctuary

At a time when immigration policy is at the forefront of our national politics, we seek to humanize the conversation by providing an artistic outlet for these stories, and emphasizing their connection to our own immigrant heritage. Seeking Sanctuary showcases the journeys and experiences of Boston immigrants. With a special focus on the Irish, Cape Verdean, and Chinese communities, this program will feature new compositions, spoken word pieces, and a participatory art installation inspired by the incredible stories of immigrants and their descendants.

*This program is part of Palaver Strings' residency at Boston Center for the Arts*

PROGRAM:
China Folk Song Set
- Arranged by Zhantao Lin and Su Yin Chan (Palaver member)
- Performed with Zhantao Lin on Erhu

Cape Verde Traditional Music Set
- Arranged by Benvindo Cruz, Jesse MacDonald, and Maya French (Palaver members)
- Performed with Benvindo Cruz on vocals and Cape Verdean Instrumentalists on Cavaquinho & Piano

Ireland Traditional Fiddle and Classical Fusion Composition
- Composed by Charlie Lennon
- Performed with Joey Abarta on Uilleann Pipes

Art Installation created by Miriam Shenitzer & John Powell

Tickets are available through the Boston Center for the Arts here!

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a dormir a soñar ...
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

a dormir a soñar ...

Lifegiver, caretaker, mother earth. Each of us has a unique relationship with those we call “Mother.” A dormir a soñar explores the hopes, dreams, and challenges of motherhood. Palaver Strings, pianist Moisès Fernández Via, and participants from the Lullaby Project will join forces in celebrating and reflecting on the power and complexity of motherhood through William Grant Still’s nostalgic Mother and Child, Chopin’s monumental Piano Concerto in E Minor, and original lullabies by new moms, written together with Palaver musicians through our chapter of the Lullaby Project. Click here to Lullabies from our Season 3.

PROGRAM:
STILL Mother & Child
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op. 11
Original Lullabies from the 2017 Lullaby Project

Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $10 for Students and Seniors, available here!

Sponsored by the Vital Village Network, College of Fine Arts at Boston University, Santander Universities Fund, and Flour Bakery & Cafe

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Beautiful & Bizarre
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Beautiful & Bizarre

Many of us are familiar with Baroque music as background music, something pleasant piped into public spaces to set the scene. What we hear at weddings, church services, and funerals often omits the more challenging pieces, leaving us with a stilted, limited view of what Baroque music is. yes, it is full of florid passages and pleasing harmonies, but it is also full of grit, fury, and fire; the sounds of battle, passion, and rage. With our program, Beautiful and Bizarre we show the wide range of colors and textures that Baroque music has to offer, and the vibrancy and vitality it brings us even four hundred years later.

PROGRAM:
TELEMANN Suite La Bizarre, Ouverture-Suite TWV 55:G2
BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
BIBER Battalia a 10
GESUALDO Moro, Lasso
PURCELL Abdelazer or the Moor's Revenge, Z.570
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048

Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $10 for Students and Seniors, available here through JP Concerts!

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Beautiful & Bizarre
Nov
1
1:00 PM13:00

Beautiful & Bizarre

Many of us are familiar with Baroque music as background music, something pleasant piped into public spaces to set the scene. What we hear at weddings, church services, and funerals often omits the more challenging pieces, leaving us with a stilted, limited view of what Baroque music is. yes, it is full of florid passages and pleasing harmonies, but it is also full of grit, fury, and fire; the sounds of battle, passion, and rage. With our program, Beautiful and Bizarre we show the wide range of colors and textures that Baroque music has to offer, and the vibrancy and vitality it brings us even four hundred years later.

PROGRAM:
TELEMANN Suite La Bizarre, Ouverture-Suite TWV 55:G2
BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
BIBER Battalia a 10
GESUALDO Moro, Lasso
PURCELL Abdelazer or the Moor's Revenge, Z.570
BACH Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BWV 1048

Tickets are available here, all proceeds will benefit the Bay Chamber Music School scholarship program!

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Something For The Pain
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Something For The Pain

Our headlines are filled daily with news of violence, both in our towns and cities and around the world.  We are constantly on the brink of new conflict, faced with widening disparities in wealth, changing economies, the effects of climate change, and the largest wave of migration in recorded history. All the while, tensions and outbreaks of violence in our own country remind us how divided we still are, and how far we still have to go to respect and understand each other.  No matter  what are backgrounds and views, we feel  The weight of this conflicted world. As musicians, we believe music offers some relief, something for the pain, anger, and despair.  We also believe that music can bring us together in ways that words cannot, offering time for reflection and peace, it's only fleeting. 

PROGRAM:
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8 arr. for String Orchestra
BRIDGE Lament, H.117
MEEROPOL Strange Fruit arr. Goodin
PÄRT Trisagion

Tickets are $15, available for purchase here through Groupmuse!

Sponsored by Groupmuse and Boston University College of Fine Arts

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Screen Door Festival - Apollo & Daphne
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Screen Door Festival - Apollo & Daphne

Two tellings of the Apollo and Daphne myth in which the independent-minded nymph Daphne resists the amorous advances of sun-god Apollo by changing into a beautiful tree with glossy, evergreen leaves. Conrad Cummings’ Where I Live was commissioned for a colloquium on the Baroque in contemporary architecture and music at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and is a setting of a gorgeous poem by Anne Sexton. We are delighted that the composer will join us in Maine for this performance. Händel’s secular cantata for two voices is ambitious and compelling. Pedja Muzijevic will direct the singers and the Palaver Strings instrumental ensemble from the harpsichord.

Program subject to change

CONRAD CUMMINGS Where I Live (1988)

HÄNDEL Apollo e Dafne (HWV 122)

** Palaver will be in residence at Bay Chamber Concerts' Screen Door Festival in August - a five-day musical gathering along one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. It features fresh performances by world-renowned musicians, presented in intimate venues, all in a distinctly relaxed summer-in-Maine atmosphere.

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Screen Door Festival - Freefall
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Screen Door Festival - Freefall

On a warm summer night in Maine, Palaver shared the experience of lying in a field to watch a meteor shower. As we witnessed what appeared to be random astronomical explosions, we recognized our own story in the bursts of light amid the vastness of the night sky. For a young ensemble forging a new path in the professional world, the way forward is seldom clear. This is a story of stepping out into the unknown, of taking risks and making up the journey as we go along. Lean in, find comfort in your fear, and never be afraid to fall.

The program includes Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra, and arrangements of THELONIUS MONK’s Round Midnight, and ESPERANZA SPALDING’s Really Very Small, as well as one of their signature fiddle sets.

** Palaver will be in residence at Bay Chamber Concerts' Screen Door Festival in August - a five-day musical gathering along one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. It features fresh performances by world-renowned musicians, presented in intimate venues, all in a distinctly relaxed summer-in-Maine atmosphere.

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Honorary Concert Sponsors: Ms. Eleanor Poe Barlow & Ms. Caroline Seamans

 

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Screen Door Festival - Concert on the Green
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Screen Door Festival - Concert on the Green

Palaver will play outdoors on the Camden Village Green; join us for a free lunchtime concert.

Palaver will be in residence at Bay Chamber Concerts' Screen Door Festival in August - a five-day musical gathering along one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. It features fresh performances by world-renowned musicians, presented in intimate venues, all in a distinctly relaxed summer-in-Maine atmosphere.

This is a FREE event!

 

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Screen Door Festival - Opening Concert
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Screen Door Festival - Opening Concert

A grand festival opening concert featuring many of the performers appearing throughout the week. The program includes Pedja Muzijevic playing MOZART’s luminous Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415 with Attacca Quartet, and a performance by Becca Stevens as well as appearances by cellist Michael NicolasPalaver Strings and Sixth Floor Trio.

**Palaver will be in residence at Bay Chamber Concerts' Screen Door Festival in August - a five-day musical gathering along one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. It features fresh performances by world-renowned musicians, presented in intimate venues, all in a distinctly relaxed summer-in-Maine atmosphere.

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Screen Door Festival - Free Yoga & Music Class
Aug
16
11:00 AM11:00

Screen Door Festival - Free Yoga & Music Class

Palaver Strings will present a free yoga class, complete with live music. Yoga teachers, Missy Hatch and Deb Keene will choreograph the movements to the music. All are welcome!

Palaver will be in residence at Bay Chamber Concerts' Screen Door Festival in August - a five-day musical gathering along one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. It features fresh performances by world-renowned musicians, presented in intimate venues, all in a distinctly relaxed summer-in-Maine atmosphere.

This is a FREE event!
Donations welcome.

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Simple Gifts Tour - The Burren Backroom - Somerville, MA
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

Simple Gifts Tour - The Burren Backroom - Somerville, MA

On Palaver Strings' East Coast tour Simple Gifts, we will perform classical masterworks and folk melodies alike, framed by words from American poets, artists, historical figures, and current visionaries. Letting music take over where words fall short, we invite you to join us in a shared musical experience. As music gives us a time and place to reflect, we hope to bring communities closer together: made stronger by their diversity, wiser through dialogue, and more compassionate through shared experience. Palaver Strings' simple gift is music.

Simple Gifts Program

ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky                                                           DOWLAND Lachrimae Amantis (Lover’s Tears)                                                                 BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances arr. Goodin                                                                 BRACKETT Simple Gifts arr. Goodin                                                                                   BARTOK Divertimento for String Orchestra

**Music Starts at 8:00PM but feel free to come at 7:30PM to get a drink!

Tickets are $10 through Groupmuse. Get them here! 

Event poster by Artist, Anna French

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Simple Gifts Tour - Anchor House of Artists - Northampton
Jun
11
12:00 PM12:00

Simple Gifts Tour - Anchor House of Artists - Northampton

As part of Palaver Strings' East Coast tour "Simple Gifts," we will present an interactive workshop at Anchor House of Artists in collaboration with local artists from the Pioneer Valley.  We will explore the relationships between music and visual art using paint, silent film, improvisation, and light projection. Join us for an engaging, participatory experience: we will move through space and sounds and create some art together. 

Suggested donation of $10 at the door. RSVP here!

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Simple Gifts Tour - A.P.E. Gallery - Northampton, MA
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Simple Gifts Tour - A.P.E. Gallery - Northampton, MA

On Palaver Strings' East Coast tour Simple Gifts, we will perform classical masterworks and folk melodies alike, framed by words from American poets, artists, historical figures, and current visionaries. Letting music take over where words fall short, we invite you to join us in a shared musical experience. As music gives us a time and place to reflect, we hope to bring communities closer together: made stronger by their diversity, wiser through dialogue, and more compassionate through shared experience. Palaver Strings' simple gift is music.

Simple Gifts Program

ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky                                                           DOWLAND Lachrimae Amantis (Lover’s Tears)                                                                 BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances arr. Goodin                                                                 BRACKETT Simple Gifts arr. Goodin                                                                                   BARTOK Divertimento for String Orchestra

Suggested donation of $10 at the door + See A.P.E. Gallery's website here

Palaver Strings will also present a workshop on the same day, 12pm at Anchor House of Artists in collaboration with local artists. Learn more and RSVP here!

Event poster by Artist, Anna French

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Simple Gifts Tour - Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center - Washington DC
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Simple Gifts Tour - Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center - Washington DC

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (map)
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On Palaver Strings' East Coast tour Simple Gifts, we will perform classical masterworks and folk melodies alike, framed by words from American poets, artists, historical figures, and current visionaries. Letting music take over where words fall short, we invite you to join us in a shared musical experience. As music gives us a time and place to reflect, we hope to bring communities closer together: made stronger by their diversity, wiser through dialogue, and more compassionate through shared experience. Palaver Strings' simple gift is music.

Simple Gifts Program

ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
DOWLAND Lachrimae Amantis (Lover's Tears)
BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances arr. Goodin                                                                     BRACKETT Simple Gifts arr. Goodin                                                                                     BARTOK Divertimento for String Orchestra

This performance is featured as part of the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series on its Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer + See Upcoming Events Here! 

Event poster by Artist, Anna French

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Simple Gifts Tour - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Fairfield, CT
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Simple Gifts Tour - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Fairfield, CT

On Palaver Strings' East Coast tour Simple Gifts, we will perform classical masterworks and folk melodies alike, framed by words from American poets, artists, historical figures, and current visionaries. Letting music take over where words fall short, we invite you to join us in a shared musical experience. As music gives us a time and place to reflect, we hope to bring communities closer together: made stronger by their diversity, wiser through dialogue, and more compassionate through shared experience. Palaver Strings' simple gift is music.

Simple Gifts Program

ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky                                                           DOWLAND Lachrimae Amantis (Lover’s Tears)                                                                 BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances arr. Goodin                                                                 BRACKETT Simple Gifts arr. Goodin                                                                                   BARTOK Divertimento for String Orchestra

Suggested donation of $10 at the door!

Event poster by Artist, Anna French

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Simple Gifts Tour - Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center - Hardwick, VT
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Simple Gifts Tour - Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center - Hardwick, VT

  • Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Palaver Strings' East Coast tour Simple Gifts, we will perform classical masterworks and folk melodies alike, framed by words from American poets, artists, historical figures, and current visionaries. Letting music take over where words fall short, we invite you to join us in a shared musical experience. As music gives us a time and place to reflect, we hope to bring communities closer together: made stronger by their diversity, wiser through dialogue, and more compassionate through shared experience. Palaver Strings' simple gift is music.

Simple Gifts Program

ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky                                                           DOWLAND Lachrimae Amantis (Lover’s Tears)                                                                 BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances arr. Goodin                                                                 BRACKETT Simple Gifts arr. Goodin                                                                                   BARTOK Divertimento for String Orchestra

Suggested donation of $10 at the door + See Heartbeet’s website here!

Event poster by Artist, Anna French

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Simple Gifts Tour - Massivemuse - Brooklyn, NY
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

Simple Gifts Tour - Massivemuse - Brooklyn, NY

On Palaver Strings' East Coast tour Simple Gifts, we will perform classical masterworks and folk melodies alike, framed by words from American poets, artists, historical figures, and current visionaries. Letting music take over where words fall short, we invite you to join us in a shared musical experience. As music gives us a time and place to reflect, we hope to bring communities closer together: made stronger by their diversity, wiser through dialogue, and more compassionate through shared experience. Palaver Strings' simple gift is music.

Simple Gifts Program

ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky                                                           DOWLAND Lachrimae Amantis (Lover’s Tears)                                                                 BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances arr. Goodin                                                                 BRACKETT Simple Gifts arr. Goodin                                                                                   BARTOK Divertimento for String Orchestra

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at Groupmuse here!

Event poster by Artist, Anna French

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