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Salo(o)n Series

Whiskey Chamber Valentine


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Warm up your Valentine’s Day with the “adventurous and immediately engaging” genre-defying string quartet Invoke. The set list from these multi-talented multi-instrumentalists incorporates Americana, folk, and an exploration of what Beethoven might have written if he had a mandolin, banjo, and the human voice at his disposal. Add signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvre pairings from Maine Craft Distilling, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an electrifying musical adventure you won’t want to miss!

5:30 PM  |  doors open + drinks/hors d'oeuvres
Crab and Avocado Deviled Eggs with Caviar / Avocado Deviled Eggs with cucumber and herbs (v)

6:00 PM  |  music starts

6:30 PM  |  short break + more drinks/hors d'oeuvres
Pork Riblet (mole bbq, charred pineapple crema, pickled chiles) / Wild Mushroom Tartine (whipped ricotta, chile honey and mint) (v)

7:15 PM  |  post-concert mingling (cash bar)

Invoke Revel 

Invoke Dust Bowl <listen>

Nick Montopoli The Trace <listen>

Niko Schroeder The Ballad of Young King Gambrinus 

Beethoven (arr. Invoke) Project 131 <listen>

Paul Wiancko Lift <listen>


David Srebnik, 

SiriusXM Classical Producer

“It’s not classical but it’s not, not classical – Invoke is beautiful, adventurous, American and immediately engaging”

Columbia Free Times

“If the goal was to make classical music relevant, it couldn't have proven the point any more clearly.”

Texas Arts & Culture

“Take one look at Invoke's website and it's clear they're not your typical string quartet

Meet Invoke

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Nick Montopoli

violin, banjo

  • Nick Montopoli

Hailed by the Washington Post as a performer with "no-fail agility," Nick has performed in a variety of prestigious venues, including the White House, the Phillips Collection, and the Kennedy Center, and alongside members of Orpheus and eighth blackbird. 


Zachariah Matteson


  • Zachariah Matteson

As a founding member of invoke, Zachariah has found great interest in pushing the boundaries of what is considered to be a classical ensemble, as well as exploring options to change the defined classical concert etiquette. 


Karl Mitze

viola, mandolin

  • Karl Mitze

Karl enjoys performing music of all genres from folk to jazz and has had the honor to perform in Carnegie Hall, the New World Center, Esterházy Palace, and the National Gallery of Art among other pretty cool places. 


Geoff Manyin


  • Geoff Manyin

Geoff made his professional solo debut at 17 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He has had the privilege of performing all over the world, from the National Gallery of Art to the Embassy of Colombia, and overseas in Russia and Italy. 

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