Palaver Strings Season 5 - Full Subscription

Palaver Strings Season 5 - Full Subscription


Join us for seven of our concerts + one special event this season!

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See below for event descriptions.

Return to Earth - September 22, 2018 - Portland, ME

Featuring Grieg’s String Quartet, Beethoven’s “Song of Holy Thanksgiving,” and a set of traditional fiddle tunes, this program will be the centerpiece of our Portland Launch, a full weekend of concerts, workshops, and other events to introduce Palaver to the Portland community.  

Sing to the Moon - October 19 & 20, 2018 - Boston, MA

With the intention of reducing mental health stigmas and prompting open conversation, this program features the works of great composers who struggled with mental health issues, presented alongside spoken word collaborations and original poetry by members from the Patient/Family Advisory Council at McLean Hospital.

BREAK with MYRO - November 30 & December 2, 2018 , Rockport, MA & Portland, ME

Palaver is thrilled to be collaborating with the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, a unique and dynamic educational program in Portland, Maine. This rockin’ collaborative program includes music by Radiohead, DBR, Boccherini, Ben Cosgrove, and The National’s Bryce Dessner.

Lifesongs - March 8 & 9, 2019, Boston, MA

Lifesongs is a celebratory songwriting collaboration between Palaver musicians and elders from the LGBTQ community, focused on the stories of their lives. This program will feature Barber’s Adagio for Strings, a new commission by Akenya Seymour, performances by the Theater Offensive, and arrangements of LifeSongs pieces for Palaver Strings and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.

La Mappa Mundi - March 23 & 24, 2019 - Portland, ME & Boston, MA

La Mappa Mundi draws a map of Europe, both real and imagined, creating a uniquely collaborative program that travels the British Isles, Transylvania, and the Mediterranean. Palaver will also perform lullabies with participants from the Lullaby Project, a songwriting partnership between Palaver musicians and expecting mothers.

You Can Dance If You Want To - April 26-28, 2019 - Boston, MA, Portland, ME & Rockport, ME

Join Palaver for an adventurous exploration of the relationships between music and dance, featuring choreography by Chavi Bansal and members of Vimoksha Dance Company. For the second half of the program, all are invited to join us for a traditional New England contra dance- no experience or partner is required.

“Teaching Time to Walk” - May 16-18, 2019 - NYC, Boston, MA, Portland, ME

We invite our listeners to think about time as the medium of music; about stability and flux, how we “go with the flow” and how we can disrupt it. This program features a collaborative new commission by percussionist, electronic musician, and composer Nate Tucker.