This concert will be performed outdoors at Fort Allen Park on Munjoy Hill, weather dependent!

A look into the complex demographic changes that have shaped Portland’s beautiful Munjoy Hill over the last 50 years

At this time of immense change in Portland, with a shifting community and multiple signs of gentrification, Palaver presents a multimedia, place-based performance exploring the transformation of Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood over the last fifty years. Palaver Strings will commission two new works from composers Noah Fishman and Abby Swidler, who will collaborate with dance artist, Riley Watts to create (two) new pieces based on interviews with Munjoy Hill residents. Music for the evening will include these new compositions as well as Tchaikovsky’s nostalgic and evocative Serenade for Strings. With this performance, we invite audience members to engage with the diverse stories of their neighbors and reflect on the role we all play in creating community.