Palaver Strings’ Beehive Chamber Series: What If?

SATURDAY, DEC 3 — Doors at 3:00 PM; Show at 3:30 PM

SATURDAY, DEC 3 — Doors at 7:00 PM; Show at 7:30 PM

Palaver Strings’ Chamber Series opener features beloved string quartet repertoire and collaborations with mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux. Join us for a deep dive into the emotional and sonic landscapes of Ravel, Bjork, Errollyn Wallen, Joe Hisaishi, and Caroline Shaw.

These pieces meditate on themes of missed connections, lost chances, and “what-ifs,” asking: “Is this the life you would have hoped for?” “If you were gone, would I still know how to love and how to grow?” “What is it that I have that makes me feel your pain?”

Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization based in Portland, ME. Their mission is to strengthen and inspire community through music. In their 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. Equally committed to performance and education, Palaver presents a full season of live concerts and serves hundreds of students each year at the Palaver Music Center in Portland.