FREE performances, dialogue, and masterclasses with artists from the Austin Chamber Music Festival and Workshop. Taking place Monday through Friday 3:30-4:30 PM in Bates Recital Hall, July 11-22.
Monday, July 11 | Festival Quartet with Michelle Schumann
Tuesday, July 12 | Graham Reynolds
Wednesday, July 13 | Ruben Balboa, Samantha Balboa & Daniel Swayze
Thursday, July 14 | Andre Hayward & Friends
Friday, July 15 | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Monday, July 18 | Pacifica Quartet
Tuesday, July 19 | Faculty Artists
Wednesday, July 20 | Invoke
Thursday, July 21 | Book of Longing
Friday, July 22 | Boyd Meets Girl
Described as “…not classical but not, not classical – Invoke is beautiful, adventurous, American and immediately engaging” (David Srebnik, SiriusXM Classical Producer), Invoke strives 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 Miró and Ensō Quartets, to chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin, to beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon. Invoke’s three albums Souls in the Mud, Furious Creek, and Fantastic Planet, all feature original works composed by and for the group, and 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.