Palaver Strings January 31 Concert at 7:00 PM

Originally based in Boston but now based in Portland, Maine, is a musician-led

string orchestra and nonprofit organization that seeks to take classical music beyond the concert

hall, engaging new and diverse audiences by examining social issues through the prism of artistic

expression; its name is derived from the Liberian expression “palaver hut,” meaning a place for

discussion and conflict resolution.

A quartet of Palaver Strings musicians will teach a workshop for Pineland Suzuki School students on

the afternoon of January 31. Then, at 7:00 pm they will present a free public concert of traditional

Scandinavian music and string quartets by Haydn and Dvorak, as well as collaborating on a couple

pieces with Pineland Suzuki School students.