Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical…but not not classical,” 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 these traditions together to create truly unique contemporary repertoire, written by and for the group. The band received First Prize in the 2016 Savvy Musician in ACTION Chamber Competition and were the first place winners of the 2018 Coltman Chamber Music Competition. In addition to their debut 2015 album “Souls in the Mud,” the group has performed and recorded numerous world premieres. invoke has been selected as Artists in Residence at Strathmore, the Emerging Young Artist Quartet at Interlochen, the Fellowship String Quartet at Wintergreen Performing Arts, and the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin.
Listen to the group’s recent visit to Studio 1A before their performance at Bates Recital Hall – UT Butler School of Music on Thursday, July, 11.