Palaver Strings: Portraits

Friday, October 1st at 7pm


Portraits explores the intersection of music and visual art. Each piece in this program is vividly evocative, taking us on a journey through different sonic landscapes.

In Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet Apollo, the god Apollo is visited by the muses of music, poetry, and mime. Reena Esmail’s Teen Murti walks us through three different sonic landscapes, each centered around a different Hindustani raag. Charles Mingus’s Self-Portrait in Three Colors is exactly that, a self-portrait created in dialogue between three distinct instrumental timbres. 


For this performance, Palaver will partner with Indigo Arts Alliance and visual artist Pamela Chevez, who will create original artwork in dialogue with each piece and will also feature artist interviews and footage of the creative process.


This program will be presented in person at the Waldo Theatre and is also available to livestream in real time. Masks are required for the in-person performance.