String Quartet Smackdown IV7:00 pm
1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
In its fourth year and slated for yet another highly successful and sold-out performance, this bracketed, NCAA-basketball tournament style competition brings original string quartet compositions head-to-head in front of a live audience. It's like March Madness for the ears!
A panel of judges - including composer/musicians Ashley Bathgate, Felipe Pérez Santiago, and Mattie Kaiser, will select sixteen compositions to be performed live at the "String Quartet Smackdown" at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Invoke will perform the compositions in four bracketed rounds.
The live audience in attendance will determine the winner by voting for their favorite pieces in each round. The winner of each round moves on in the tournament... and the champion will receive a grand prize of $1,500.