Palaver Strings collaborates with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and percussionist Brian Shankar Adler

PUTNEY — Palaver Strings, the innovative and dynamic ensemble known for their genre-bending performances, is set to take the stage at Next Stage Arts on April 27, at 7 p.m., with special guests clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and percussionist Brian Shankar Adler.

Azmeh, a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, and Adler, who has collaborated with a diverse range of musicians including Vijay Iyer and Esperanza Spalding, bring their unique talents and musical styles to the table.

Palaver Strings is a (1)chamber orchestra that combines classical masterworks with new compositions and arrangements. Founded in 2014 by a group of young musicians from the New England Conservatory, the ensemble has garnered national recognition for their innovative programming and collaborative approach to music-making.

Organizers say these performers have built a reputation for pushing the boundaries of classical music, and their collaboration with Azmeh and Adler is no exception. The evening's program will feature a range of works from traditional classical pieces to contemporary and world music.

“Palaver Strings is showcasing a new voice in classical music, making it more relevant and meaningful to a new generation of classical music fans,” Keith Marks, executive director of Next Stage Arts, said in a news release. “The addition of Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and percussionist Brian Shankar Adler is going to make an already talented showcase of music into a unique evening of music not to be missed.”

The concert takes place at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine and cocktail cash bar. Advance tickets are available at For information, call 802-387-0102.

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