Collins Center for the Arts Presenting Palaver Strings

Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 pm
Minsky Recital Hall

Maine Public is a media sponsor of Palaver Strings, the next concert in The Collins Center for the Arts' Chamber Music Series. Palaver Strings is a musician-led string orchestra founded in 2014 by young musicians from the Boston area. Since then, the group has performed at the Kennedy Center, Bay Chamber Concerts, the Hammond Concert Series, and a celebration of the Lullaby Project at Carnegie Hall. Each member of Palaver Strings is passionate about taking classical music beyond the concert hall to engage with new and diverse audiences. It is in this personal and unconventional setting that Palaver Strings is able to use music to aid the discussion of social issues, promote education and healing, and inspire their peers and community to support the arts.

The name, "Palaver" comes from the term "palaver hut," a place of discussion and conflict resolution in Liberia. In their early days as an ensemble, the group gave benefit concerts for the Liberian Education Fund and became familiar with and inspired by the term "palaver," as they are a diverse group of individuals seeking to come to a creative agreement when they make music. "Palaver" has remained central to their vision as they expand their outlook to other social causes.

Maine Public Members are eligible for 15% off tickets to the performance. To take advantage of this special offer, please visit and use the MPBN15 code when purchasing tickets. You can also call 800.622.TIXX and identify yourself as an Maine Public Member.

For more information on Palaver Strings and the entire Collins Center for the Arts Chamber Music Series, please visit