Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization founded in Boston in 2014. Now in its fifth season, Palaver has established itself as a forward-thinking ensemble whose mission is rooted in community and creative programming. Palaver has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Shalin Liu Center, and a celebration of the Lullaby Project at Carnegie Hall, and has toured the East and West Coasts of the United States. Palaver has been Ensemble in Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts since 2017, and continues a longstanding residency at Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, ME. Equally passionate about education, Palaver plans to open the Palaver Community Music School in Portland, ME in 2019, with the goal of fostering creativity and dialogue and making high-quality music education accessible to students of all backgrounds.