Graduate String Quartet invoke Featured for Excessive Noise Concert, 3/4
EVENT: Excessive Noise Concert Series featuring performances and compositions by students and faculty of the Butler School of Music.
WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2016.
WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin
BACKGROUND: The popular Excessive Noise Concert Series hosts Butler School of Music graduate string quartet invoke for its spring installment.
Currently in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin, invoke — featuring Nick Montopoli & Zach Matteson (violins), Karl Mitze (viola) and Geoff Manyin (cello) — has also been selected as Artists in Residence at Strathmore, the Emerging Young Artist Quartet at Interlochen, and the Fellowship String Quartet at Wintergreen Performing Arts. In 2016, the band received First Prize in the Savvy Musician in ACTION Chamber Competition, and was chosen as Finalist in the Concert Artist Guild Competition.
invoke has shared the stage with some of the most acclaimed chamber groups in the country, including the Enso Quartet and the U.S. Army Field Band. Other highlights include a weeklong residency at the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Institutes, and appearances as part of the South Florida Symphony’s Summer Chamber series and the NextNOW Festival at University of Maryland.
Excessive Noise is an occasional concert series hosted by the Fine Arts Library. Curated by Russell Podgorsek — an alumnus of the Butler School — the series provides students with an opportunity to perform chamber and solo works beyond those required by their degree programs, and for the premier of original works beyond the classroom. While generally in the classical vein, Excessive Noise features work from a variety of traditions and perspectives.
The event is free and open to the public, and $3 parking permits are available for attendees. A reception will follow the performance.