march, 2022

20mar7:00 pm9:00 pmPalaver Strings Presents: Kaleidoscope (in person)7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sunday, March 20th at 7:00pm

Mechanics’ Hall Ballroom

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Portland-based chamber orchestra Palaver Strings presents Kaleidoscope, a concert exploring fresh perspectives on the classical tradition.

Kaleidoscope remixes and reimagines the sounds of the string orchestra, featuring fresh compositional voices and the personal touch of Palaver’s musicians. At the heart of the program is Max Richter’s Four Seasons, a transcendent remix of Vivaldi’s beloved violin concertos. Using looping motifs, swirling melodies, and inventive harmonies, Richter reimagines this iconic masterpiece through the contemporary lens of neo-minimalism. The solo violin part will be played by the delightful Palaver violinist, Ryan Shannon. We will follow the Richter with Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, a joyful piece infused with luminous string textures, lyrical melodies, and infectious dance rhythms. We’ll finish up with an arrangement of original fiddle tunes by Maine-based fiddler Liz Knowles and Palaver’s own violist, Elizabeth Moore.

In addition to this live performance, the concert will be filmed and made available online in April 2022.

Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization based in Portland, ME, whose mission is to strengthen and inspire community through music. Palaver’s musicians share artistic and administrative leadership, guided by a passion for engaging new audiences, addressing social justice issues, and amplifying underrepresented voices through classical music. Each year, Palaver presents over 40 live performances featuring diverse musical programming, cross-genre projects, and community collaborations. Equally committed to education, Palaver offers music instruction to over 325 students per year through the Palaver Music Center in Portland, ME.


(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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