Inventi Ensemble will be ringing in the festive season with a suite of classical Christmas favourites sure to get concert-goers in the holiday spirit. Performing at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Friday 7 December, the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble will be joined by upcoming violinist star Jing Fei Wang, who recently won the Boroondara Eisteddfod’s Best String Player prize at just twelve years old.
The chamber masterworks will include a unique arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker alongside other classical works by Leclair, Salieri and Bartok. Bringing together some of Australia’s finest chamber musicians, audiences can expect a dynamic show of powerful, not to be missed arrangements that is surprising for an ensemble of its size.
The virtuosic performance will spotlight young talent with special guest Jing Fei Wang. First picking up a violin at three years old, she has been passionate about classical music ever since.
Pioneered by Artistic Directors Melissa Doecke and Ben Opie, Inventi Ensemble first disrupted Australian music with their inventive style in early 2014. They have since gone on to perform extensively across Australia with a strong focus on endorsing young and local talent. Internationally, they have performed at London’s South Bank with San Francisco’s Ensemble Parrallele, as well as music festivals across Europe, Abu Dhabi and USA.
Melissa Doecke is an exciting flautist with a French sensibility depicted by her elegant performance style and restrained emotion.
Melissa says: “This concert is going to be very special, we bring together a larger ensemble than usual to perform amazing chamber music, including a new arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker! We can’t wait to shine a spotlight on the violin talents of Jing Fei Wang. Inventi are dedicated to supporting young musicians and love having the opportunity to work with them on the concert platform.”
Oboist Ben Opie has been described as the ‘sharply dressed, bearded man’ who has the power to keep his audience connected in every performance.
Ben adds: “Inventi are about to release their 2019 Season which features exciting new commissions from Australian and International composers, newly developed kids shows, regional tours and concerts in and all-around Melbourne.”
Hawthorn Arts Centre presents an exciting and varied arts program and is home to performance, exhibition, workshop and events spaces. Visitors can enjoy refreshments at the Events Bar or explore Hawthorn and discover the area’s culinary delights.
Inventi Ensemble: Chamber Masterworks
Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Friday 7 December 2018
Tickets: $36 / $30 concession