Events downtown

Jan 08

Palaver Strings’ Painted Dreams
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event website

In the throes of a New England winter, we hope that “Painted Dreams” helps you close your eyes and think of sunnier times. We begin with Reena Esmail’a duo Nadiya. Next we’ll play Jeffrey Mumford’s beautifully layered and textured string quartet, A Veil of Liquid Diamonds. An avid painter as well as a composer, Mumford writes that his work is “inspired by cloud imagery, suspended structures that continually split off and recombine as analogous to the formation of layers of simultaneous musical development.” We’ll wrap up the program with Tchaikovsky’s dashing and daring Souvenir de Florence string sextet. He wrote this piece on one of his visits to Italy, drawing on both Italian themes and the Russian melodies of his homeland.

Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization based in Portland, ME. Founded in 2014, Palaver has established itself as a forward-thinking ensemble whose mission is to strengthen and inspire community through music. In our musician-led model, Palaver’s musicians share artistic and administrative leadership, guided by a passion for engaging new audiences, addressing social justice issues, and amplifying underrepresented voices.

Saturday, January 8 | Doors open at 3:00; the show begins at 3:30 PM

Tickets are available for $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $22 for preferred seating

No one will be turned away for lack of funds; contact MSA at 207-879-4629 or for information on our sliding scale admission policy.