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 Something For The Pain - A Palaver Strings Massivemuse
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Something For The Pain - A Palaver Strings Massivemuse

The Armory, Somerville

Fri, September 29, 2017 8:00 PM, EDT

Capacity
213 of 350 tickets still available
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale
Age limit
All guests must be 21
Toilet with a slash through it
No bathroom at this event
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible

This is a Groupmuse Massivemuse

Epic performances in unexpected spaces.

Host

Groupmuse Superhost

September has always represented new beginnings for Groupmuse. As much as we consider ourselves an unconventional arts organization, for a lot of reasons, we live by the standard arts season, which means September is the start of our new year. The spectacular young conservatory musicians that call our city their home away from home are back in class, folks are back from their trips to the Cape or the Berkshires or even hypothetical, far-flung places that somehow exist beyond the borders of Massachusetts, and everybody is ready to get into gear. So this September, we thought we'd ring in the New Year with an extremely special Massivemuse at the Somerville Armory, featuring our locally legendary friends at Palaver Strings.

Palaver Strings are not an ordinary ensemble. Bursting at the seams with creativity, warmth, talent, and vision, they create integrated musical experiences of masterworks, popular works, and original arrangements that truly tell a story and speak to the moment of today. The evening they've prepared for September 29th is no exception.

I'll let Palaver take it from here:


Something For The Pain

Our headlines are filled daily with news of violence, in our towns and cities and around the world. We are constantly on the brink of new conflict, faced with widening disparities in wealth, changing economies, the effects of climate change, and the largest wave of migration in recorded history. All the while, tensions and outbreaks of violence in our own country remind us how divided we still are, and how far we still have to go to respect and understand each other. No matter what our backgrounds and views, we feel the weight of this conflicted world. As musicians, we believe music offers some relief, something for the pain, anger, and despair. We also believe that music can bring us together in ways that words cannot, offering time for reflection and peace, if only fleeting.


What's the music?

Palaver Strings Violin Su Yin Chan,Josie Davis,Maya French, Kiyoshi Hayashi, Jesse Mac Donald, Ryan Shannon Viola Brianna Fischler, Sam Kelder, Elizabeth Moore Cello Chava Appiah, Jennie Brent, Matthew Smith Double Bass Eddie Kass, Nate Martin

Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 8 arr. for String Orchestra
Frank Bridge - Lament
Abel Meeropol - Strange Fruit arr. Alex Goodin
Arvo Part - Trisaigon

Location

191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA, United States
Additional instructions: Somerville Armory

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