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Palaver Strings

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Palaver Strings, photo by Hil Steadman
Photo by Hil Steadman, December 2017

Palaver Strings, photo by Hil Steadman
Photo by Hil Steadman, March 2018

Artist’s Statement

Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization, founded in 2014 by young musicians in the Boston area. Since then, Palaver 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 will begin its second season as Music Ensemble in Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts and continue its longstanding residency at 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. In these personal, unconventional settings, Palaver strives to use music to address social issues, promote education and healing and inspire peers and community to support the arts.

Where does our name come from?

Our name, “Palaver”, comes from the term “palaver hut”, a place of discussion and conflict resolution in Liberia. In our early days as an ensemble, we gave benefit concerts for the Liberian Education Fund and became familiar with and inspired by the term “palaver”, as we are a diverse group of individuals seeking to come to a creative agreement when we make music. “Palaver” has remained central to our vision as we expand our outlook to other social causes.

Names of Performers

Violin: Su Yin Chan, Josie Davis, Maya French, Kiyoshi Hayashi, Jesse MacDonald, Ryan Shannon

Viola: Brianna Fischler, Lysander Jaffe, Elizabeth Moore

Cello: Jennie Brent, Matthew Smith

Bass: Nate Martin | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Learn more about Palaver Strings' residency here.



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