Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 PM
AFS Cinema, 6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd
SINGLE TICKET PRICES (or save with a festival package):
Premium: $50 in advance | $55 at door
General Admission: $25 in advance | $30 at door
Student $12 at door only, must show ID
SPONSORED BY MARK KERNAN
CO-SPONSORED BY BILL STUTTS & SUSAN CAMPBELL
Fantastic Planet, the 1973 French animated science fiction film by René Laloux, plays backdrop to the pioneering and innovative sounds of Invoke. These alt-classical favorites will perform an original live score to this Criterion Collection film as part of ACMC’s second annual collaboration with AFS Cinema.
Please note that this is a French animated film that shows occasional nudity. It is rated PG.
Nick Montopoli, violin/banjo
Zachariah Matteson, violin
Karl Mitze, viola/mandolin
Geoff Manyin, cello
WORKSHOP YOUNG ARTISTS
Thea Krische, Nikole Kaim, Amy Byrd, Nina Balachandran, violin
Diana Salinas, Leo Brinson, viola
Lily Trentham, Jillian Getman, Eera Gour-Gupta, Eileen Zhao, cello
Anastasia Loiko, piano
Ronald Zheng, percussion
This production has been generously funded by The Creative Fund’s Q Rental Subsidy Grant program. The Creative Fund is a funding mechanism that provides much-needed support to local performing artists enabling them to further their creative endeavors.
Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical…but not not classical” (SiriusXM), 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. Equally at home in a collaborative setting, Invoke has performed with musicians from widely varying genres, from the Ensō Quartet, to chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin, to beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon. Invoke’s two albums Souls in the Mud and 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 its story through Invoke’s unique artistry.