Invoke Quartet: Virtual Mini-Concert

Live-Streamed on Wednesday, March 3rd at 7 PM

Southeastern Minnesota Library Tour | Online Event | INVOKE | FREE | Wed March 3 @ 7 PM | Live Streamed from the Historic Chateau Theatre to the Winona Public Library

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The “not classical...but not not classical” string quartet INVOKE to be artist in residency for a week-long series of virtual and interactive music education and outstate outreach services, live-streamed from Rochester's historic Chateau Theatre to Southeast Minnesota schools and libraries the week of March 1-5; leading up to a free full-length live-streamed residency finale concert for the public on Saturday, March 6 at 7 PM. Part of Rochester Civic Music’s Artists-in-the-School music education school residency program, and Regional Library Outreach program.

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.

REGIONAL LIBRARY OUTREACH PROGRAM: 5-day Southeastern Minnesota library tour providing live musical events for citizens of rural communities who might not otherwise have access to such opportunities. All library services will be free, un-ticketed events. Consequently, ticket price will be removed as a barrier that may prevent participation due to economics.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.