This is a Groupmuse Massivemuse
Epic performances in unexpected spaces.
A Palaver Strings Massivemuse: Zodiac Suite
Sun, November 20, 2022 7:00 PM, EST
COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse
The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.
- Drinks for sale at this groupmuse
- Kid-friendly event
Join Palaver Strings for a concert centered around the Zodiac Suite, a 1945 masterpiece by jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams. Inspired by Williams’ musical contemporaries and their respective zodiac signs, this twelve-movement piece is packed with personality and kaleidoscopic character changes.
Palaver will join forces with acclaimed jazz pianist Chris Patishall, who will bring this piece to life in a new arrangement for jazz trio and strings, with Marty Jaffe on bass, and TJ Reddick on drums.
Palaver will also perform pieces by two other pioneering women, Jessie Montgomery and Lili Boulanger.
Doors open at 7:00pm, music begins at 7:30pm.
Folding chairs available. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for sale.
Mary Lou Williams -- Zodiac Suite (arr. Chris Patishall)
Jessie Montgomery -- Strum
Lili Boulanger -- Nocturne
Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization based in Portland, ME. Our 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. 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.