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A Palaver Strings x Somerville Theatre Massivemuse: A Change Is Gonna Come
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A Palaver Strings x Somerville Theatre Massivemuse: A Change Is Gonna Come

Davis Square

Wed, August 7 7:00 PM, EDT

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$30 tickets ($25 for Supermusers)
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Purchase tickets $30 tickets ($25 for Supermusers)
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
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Some stairs may be present in the space
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This is a Groupmuse Massivemuse

Epic performances in unexpected spaces.

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Groupmuse Superhost

🏷️ Early bird ticket price of $30 only until Wednesday, July 24th!

*At midnight on Thursday, July 25th, the ticket price will change to $35.

Join Palaver Strings on Wednesday, August 7th, at 7:00pm in celebration of the release of their newest album, A Change Is Gonna Come, featuring acclaimed jazz vocalist Farayi Malek and Grammy-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan!

🎟️ Doors open at 7:00PM
🎻 Show starts at 8:00PM
🍷 Note: alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the theatre

💿 Released by Azica Records in 2024, A Change Is Gonna Come celebrates the rich legacy of American protest songs, featuring fresh arrangements of iconic songs by Joni Mitchell, Sam Cooke, and Pete Seeger, as well as the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s Protest Songs. Spanning genres, eras, and movements, A Change Is Gonna Come provokes conversation, confronts the past and present, and celebrates the act of protest as one of humanity’s most precious rights.

What's the music?

Palaver Strings presents selections from their latest album A Change Is Gonna Come, featuring acclaimed jazz vocalist Farayi Malek and Grammy-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan. This program celebrates the rich legacy of American protest songs, including iconic songs by Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, and Pete Seeger and a new commission by Errollyn Wallen. Spanning genres, eras, and social movements, A Change Is Gonna Come provokes conversation, confronts the past and present, and celebrates the act of protest as one of humanity’s most precious rights.

Repertoire:
Blowin’ in the Wind (1962) - Bob Dylan, arr. Domenic Salerni

What Are You Fighting For? (1976) - Phil Ochs, arr. Domenic Salerni
Fiddle and the Drum (1969) - Joni Mitchell, arr. Domenic Salerni
Der Mars, from Battalia a 10 (1673) - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Where Have all the Flowers Gone (1955) - Pete Seeger, arr. Domenic Salerni
Protest Songs (commissioned by Palaver Strings, 2023) - Errollyn Wallen
Strange Fruit (1939) - Lewis Allen (Meeropol), arr. Jonathan Bingham
Lovely, Dark and Lonely One (1935) - Harry Burleigh, Langston Hughes, arr. Ian Gottlieb
Freedom is a Constant Struggle (1964) - Roberta Slavitt, arr. Domenic Salerni
I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill (1936) - Alfred Hayes/Earl Robinson, arr. Domenic Salerni
It Isn’t Nice (1971) - Malvina Reynolds, arr. Domenic Salerni
Fear the Lamb (commissioned by Palaver Strings, 2019) - Akenya Seymour
A Change is Gonna Come (1964) - Sam Cooke, arr. Domenic Salerni

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Erica J. (she/her) Emcee
Douglas K.
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Shuguang Zhang and D.
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Tal S.
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maggie E.
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David M.
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Abby C.
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Ivy B.
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Sandy G.
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Mark B.
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Eileen M.