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Palaver Strings, photo by Yvonne Hung
Photo by Yvonne Hung

Palaver Strings

BCA’s inaugural Music Ensemble in Residence is Palaver Strings, a musician-led string orchestra dedicated to the collaborative interpretation of classical masterworks; the performance of classical music beyond the concert hall to engage new and diverse audiences in personal and unconventional settings; and the use of music to aid the discussion of social issues, promote education and healing and inspire community support for the arts.

BCA’s Music Residency Program is designed to support a musician or music ensemble that has a demonstrated and robust commitment to artistic practice and in engaging the community. The program provides administrative, rehearsal and performance space; marketing and production support; professional mentorship; and a platform for producing innovative and multidisciplinary new work in non-traditional performance spaces.

Seeking Sanctuary
February 9–11
The Cyclorama

At a time when immigration policy is at the forefront of our national politics, Palaver Strings humanizes the conversation by providing an artistic platform for the stories of Boston-area immigrants, emphasizing the uniqueness of each person’s journey as well as the connections and commonalities we all share. Seeking Sanctuary showcases the experiences of Irish, Cape Verdean and Chinese communities and features new music compositions, spoken word personal narratives and art installations inspired by the incredible stories of immigrants and their descendants.

February 9 at 8 pm
February 10 at 8 pm
February 11 at 3 pm

May 18–20
BCA Black Box Theatre

Palaver Strings, in collaboration with theater company Strange News, creates an intriguing new music and theater performance that explores what it means to be trapped. Featuring short excerpts from Goethe’s Faust, Poe’s The Telltale Heart, Stoker’s Dracula, Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, Buchner’s Woyzeck, Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo, Shakespeare’s King Lear and Twelfth Night and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Trapped pairs each text with complementary musical compositions to delve into the experience of confinement and deceit contained within tragic, comic, horrific, and romantic traps.



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