Inventi Ensemble Enchanted Forest

Award-winning chamber musicians Inventi Ensemble will turn the Hawthorn Arts Centre’s Main Hall into an enchanted forest on Friday 22 April while treating audiences to a new arrangement by Glynn Davies of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, to be performed for the first time. 

Immersed in a forest of special light effects, Inventi Ensemble will perform a new arrangement of the Beethoven classic alongside Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony was composed to elicit the feeling of being surrounded by nature, while Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun evokes an encounter with forest spirits. The surrounding interactive light forest will provide audience members with a new and immersive listening experience and give audiences a chance to be transported into nature, in the transformed Hawthorn Arts Centre.  

The performance also includes new work from acclaimed composer Melody Eötvös known for her multi-media and traditional instrumental contexts. Pioneered by Artistic Directors Melissa Doecke and Ben Opie, Inventi Ensemble first defined Australian music with their inventive style in early 2014. 



Event details

Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, 3122
Bookings: ph: (03)9278 4770 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Adult Tickets: $38
Concession: $30