Inventi Ensemble

Beyond Swan Lake



Inventi Ensemble are masters of classical repertoire, re-inventors of past works, and performers of the new.

This dynamic new chamber ensemble run by artistic directors Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute), collaborates with Australia’s finest soloists and chamber musicians. Inventi musicians have performed at BBC Proms, London’s Southbank, at music festivals globally, pop-up venues and community spaces. Passionate about regularly performing Australian music, Inventi Ensemble have commissioned many new works making them an exciting new voice in Australian music.

Beyond Swan Lake highlights the true nature of Inventi Ensemble, masters of classical repertoire, re-inventors of past works and performers of the new. Taking exquisite traditional repertoire, the Ensemble reinvents highlights from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in true Inventi style. To contrast they perform the world premiere of a new work titled ‘October in the Chair’ written for them by brilliant Australian composer Melody Eotvos based on the short story of the same name by Neil Gaiman. These two works are combined with Jean Cras’ divine early 20th century Quintette for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Inventi Ensemble


Beyond Swan Lake

Jean Cras
Quintet for Harp, Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Excerpts

Melody Eotvos
October in the Chair


This production is part of the following series:

Inventi Ensemble

Inventi Ensemble is a dynamic new chamber ensemble run by Artistic Directors Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute), drawing together Australia’s leading soloists and chamber musicians.

Local Heroes 2017

Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Winter Sound Escape

Experience 3 heart-warming concerts in Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon for just $99 – plus enjoy a complimentary hot drink from Blondie Bar for each concert you attend!