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, who wrote it specifically for Palaver in its first year as an ensemble. Even juxtaposes unity and individuality, mirroring Palaver’s creative process as a conductorless ensemble. Alongside Corelli's joyous Christmas Concerto and Biber’s vivid depiction of war in Battalia à 10, this program explores our 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.
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
BIBER Battalia à 10
*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!