Invoke String Quartet

Zachariah Matteson, Karl Mitze, Nick Montopoli, Geoff Manyin (Photo: Nathan Russell)

Nick Montopoli, violin and banjo
Zach Matteson, violin
Karl Mitze, viola and mandolin
Geoff Manyin, cello

Invoke website

We are pleased that Invoke, our Ensemble for Creative Initiatives, is returning to Adult Chamber Music Camp. They will play with participants in the morning Organized Ensembles and perform two concerts, Wednesday "Late Owl" and Saturday evening. Their talent, energy and commitment provides a better artistic experience for all and inspires everyone to achieve their highest level of collaboration.

—David Salness, Artistic Director, Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp

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 all of these traditions together to create truly unique contemporary repertoire, written by and for the group. Equally at home in a collaborative setting, Invoke has performed with musicians from widely varying genres, from the Enso Quartet, to chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin, to beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon. Invoke’s 2015 debut release “Souls in the Mud” features original works composed by and for the group, and the group’s recording credits appear on bassist/composer Ethan Foote’s “Fields Burning”, singer/songwriter Marian McLaughlin’s “Spirit House”, jazz/soul singer Rochelle Rice’s EP “Wonder” and more.