In response to domestic coronavirus developments, Stanford University is strongly discouraging all large-scale university gatherings of 150 people or more, effective March 4 through April 15. Stanford Live, in compliance with the university’s decision, is moving to cancel large-scale performances within this time frame. This performance has been canceled—read more.
One could say that Invoke Multi-String Quartet is “not classical, but not not classical.” Invoke’s 2015 album Souls in the Mud embraces bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle music, jazz, and minimalism, a weave created by Invoke’s musicians and other composers. The group was chosen for Stanford’s Emerging String Quartet Program and other residencies at University of Texas, Strathmore College, and Interlochen. Its musicians are Nick Montopoli, violin/banjo; Zachariah Matteson, violin; Karl Mitze, viola/mandolin; and Geoff Manyin, cello.
Invoke returns to Stanford as winners of the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s coveted John Lad Prize—named for the late violin-playing Stanford grad with a passion for chamber music.