Reinvigorating the classics and inventing the music of now
8 March: Ben Opie & Yusuke Akai at the Knox Community Arts Centre
9 March: Melissa Doecke & Mark Isaacs at the Melbourne Recital Centre
10 March: Ben Opie & Yusuke Akai at the Library at the Dock
Ben Opie (oboe)
Melissa Doecke (flute)
Defying stereotypes, Inventi Ensemble are equally at home premiering works at a new music festival, performing in Australia’s finest concert halls and chamber music series, alongside playing Bach from a 3-tonne truck in a pop-up venue, and introducing new Australian music to young children in library storytime projects. Splashing onto the Australian music scene in early 2014, Inventi Ensemble is run by Artistic Directors Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute), drawing together Australia’s finest soloists and chamber musicians, passionate about performing and commissioning Australian music.
Internationally, Inventi musicians have performed at the BBC Proms, London’s Southbank, with San Francisco’s Ensemble Parrallel and Magik*Magik, as well as at music festivals in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Prague, Italy and the USA. In Australia, they have already performed as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Children’s Week, the Alice Desert Festival in Alice Springs and a tour in South Australia. This is in addition to starting a monthly music series in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and running a weekly music programme at the Maribyrnong Detention Centre.
In 2016 we are proud to have our recital series 'Lunchime Classics' at the Library at the Dock supported by City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program