Invoke (Cancelled)

 

April 3, 2020 at 7:30PM

Home Venue: St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church,
465 11th Ave North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

 

Art Exhibit by Keith Doles

Invoke

Invoke Website

Described as “not classical…but not not classical” (David Srebnik, SiriusXM Classical Producer), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other ‘not-nots’ encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual music written by and for the group.

The band has recently garnered major prizes at international competitions including winning First Prize at the M-Prize International Chamber Arts competition in Ann Arbor, MI, the First Prize in the Coltman Competition in Austin, TX, and the “New Music/New Places”  prize at Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition in New York. The group’s 2019-2020 season will take them across North America performing concert engagements and participating in major educational residencies. Highlights include performances at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Strathmore Mansion in Baltimore, MD and Stanford Live in California. 

 

 Invoke was the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas from 2016 to 2018, and the group has previously been selected to participate in the Emerging String Quartet Program at Stanford, and also as Artists in Residence at Strathmore, and as the Emerging Young Artist Quartet at Interlochen. Invoke has shared the stage with some of the most acclaimed ensembles in the country, ranging from the Ensō Quartet to the U.S. Army Field Band, and has also appeared with musicians in greatly varying genres – from chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin to DC beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon.

Invoke’s 2015 debut release Souls in the Mud, and their 2018 follow-up Furious Creek, both feature original works composed by and for the group, plus the quartet has also performed and recorded numerous world premieres. Invoke believes in championing diverse American voices, including their ongoing commissioning project American Postcards, which asks composers to pick a time and place in American history and tell their story through Invoke’s unique artistry.

 

 

Rastrelli Cello Quartet

Karl Mitze

When he isn’t performing and teaching with Invoke, Karl enjoys baseball, board games, and walking his dog Max. A huge baseball fan, he follows the Cincinnati Reds avidly and listens to as many games as possible, usually when running at the park. Karl is also kind of a nerd: he’s a weekend Xbox player, loves fantasy novels, and enjoys anything Dungeons and Dragons related. You can often find him enjoying a beer at a trivia night somewhere in Austin, TX.

 Geoff Manyin

From the man himself:

 “Grinding through intonation rehearsals with invoke is great and all, but I also love life outside the group. An avid videogamer, you’ll often find me enjoying a role-playing game, a story-rich one-off, or whatever may strike my fancy that month. I’m also always purveying Austin’s best vegan food and drink, be it tacos from Vera Cruz or a butternut squash soup from Sour Duck Market.”

 Nick Montopoli

When he’s not banjo pickin’ or fiddle scrapin’ with Invoke, you might find Nick at the recording studio of composer Graham Reynolds, where he works as Graham’s assistant, or pumping iron at the Montopoli Barbell Club. He also loves kicking back with a prime bourbon, relaxing to the soothing tones of power metal, or stalking around the stage of a reunion show as lead singer of the former D.C. hair metal band, Sextacy.

Zachariah Matteson

A man of many origins (i.e. Maryland, Siberia, Montana), Zach is proud to call Austin, TX his home base. When he’s not making tunes with Invoke, you can find him at a a local coffee shop writing down some haikus, slurping down ramen from Ramen Tatsuya, or adding to his crazy collection of shirts from the local goodwill.

    

 

 

                          INVOKE (Cancelled)

             April 3, 2020 at 7:30PM

                     St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
                   465 11th Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

 

Art Exhibit by Keith Doles

INVOKE

Invoke Website

Described as “not classical…but not not classical” (David Srebnik, SiriusXM Classical Producer), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other ‘not-nots’ encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual music written by and for the group.

The band has recently garnered major prizes at international competitions including winning First Prize at the M-Prize International Chamber Arts competition in Ann Arbor, MI, the First Prize in the Coltman Competition in Austin, TX, and the “New Music/New Places”  prize at Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition in New York. The group’s 2019-2020 season will take them across North America performing concert engagements and participating in major educational residencies. Highlights include performances at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Strathmore Mansion in Baltimore, MD and Stanford Live in California. 

 

Invoke was the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas from 2016 to 2018, and the group has previously been selected to participate in the Emerging String Quartet Program at Stanford, and also as Artists in Residence at Strathmore, and as the Emerging Young Artist Quartet at Interlochen. Invoke has shared the stage with some of the most acclaimed ensembles in the country, ranging from the Ensō Quartet to the U.S. Army Field Band, and has also appeared with musicians in greatly varying genres – from chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin to DC beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon.

Invoke’s 2015 debut release Souls in the Mud, and their 2018 follow-up Furious Creek, both feature original works composed by and for the group, plus the quartet has also performed and recorded numerous world premieres. Invoke believes in championing diverse American voices, including their ongoing commissioning project American Postcards, which asks composers to pick a time and place in American history and tell their story through Invoke’s unique artistry.

Karl Mitze

When he isn’t performing and teaching with Invoke, Karl enjoys baseball, board games, and walking his dog Max. A huge baseball fan, he follows the Cincinnati Reds avidly and listens to as many games as possible, usually when running at the park. Karl is also kind of a nerd: he’s a weekend Xbox player, loves fantasy novels, and enjoys anything Dungeons and Dragons related. You can often find him enjoying a beer at a trivia night somewhere in Austin, TX.

Geoff Manyin

From the man himself:

 “Grinding through intonation rehearsals with invoke is great and all, but I also love life outside the group. An avid videogamer, you’ll often find me enjoying a role-playing game, a story-rich one-off, or whatever may strike my fancy that month. I’m also always purveying Austin’s best vegan food and drink, be it tacos from Vera Cruz or a butternut squash soup from Sour Duck Market.”

Nick Montopoli

When he’s not banjo pickin’ or fiddle scrapin’ with Invoke, you might find Nick at the recording studio of composer Graham Reynolds, where he works as Graham’s assistant, or pumping iron at the Montopoli Barbell Club. He also loves kicking back with a prime bourbon, relaxing to the soothing tones of power metal, or stalking around the stage of a reunion show as lead singer of the former D.C. hair metal band, Sextacy.

Zachariah Matteson

A man of many origins (i.e. Maryland, Siberia, Montana), Zach is proud to call Austin, TX his home base. When he’s not making tunes with Invoke, you can find him at a a local coffee shop writing down some haikus, slurping down ramen from Ramen Tatsuya, or adding to his crazy collection of shirts from the local goodwill.

 

 

 

 

Rastrelli Cello Quartet