Palaver Strings is a musician-led string orchestra and nonprofit organization. They were formally founded in 2014 by young musicians from the Boston area. Since then, the group has performed at the Kennedy Center, Bay Chamber Concerts, the Hammond Concert Series, and a celebration of the Lullaby Project at Carnegie Hall. This fall Palaver began a yearlong residency at the Boston Center for the Arts and continued their longstanding residency with Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, ME. Each member of Palaver Strings is passionate about taking classical music beyond the concert hall to engage with new and diverse audiences. It is in this personal and unconventional setting that Palaver Strings is able to use music to aid the discussion of social issues, promote education and healing, and inspire their peers and community to support the arts.
The name, “Palaver” comes from the term “palaver hut,” a place of discussion and conflict resolution in Liberia. In their early days as an ensemble, the group gave benefit concerts for the Liberian Education Fund and became familiar with and inspired by the term “palaver,” as they are a diverse group of individuals seeking to come to a creative agreement when they make music. “Palaver” has remained central to their vision as they expand their outlook to other social causes.
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Adult $35 | K-12 free, accompanying at least one paying adult | All fees included
To purchase student tickets please call 207.581.1755 Click for details
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Patrons and artists are invited to join us for a post-concert reception, where they can meet up with other chamber-music lovers for delicious treats and delightful conversation.
We hope you enjoy this concert, featured as a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series.
Thank you to our Chamber Music Series sponsor: