Events downtown

Mar 20

Location: 519 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event website

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.