The mission of IRIS Orchestra is to provide outstanding experiences in the concert hall, the classroom and throughout the Mid-South community through musical, educational, and mentoring endeavors.
20th Anniversary Season
We are proud to embark on IRIS Orchestra’s 20th anniversary season. The 2019-2020 season programs revisit our foundation and traditions by including works and guests artists from the first IRIS season. Our featured guest artists include world-renown pianist Garrick Ohlsson, multitalented composer and pianist Conrad Tao, young virtuoso violinist Anne-Akiko Meyers, Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition winner, Nancy Zhou, and the one-and-only Pinchas Zukerman Trio. Subscriptions are available for one or both series now. Call (901) 751-7669 or click here for more information. Learn more
IRIS ARTIST FELLOWS
For the third year, the IRIS Artist Fellowship residency program offers emerging musicians a year of outstanding performance experience alongside guided opportunities to exercise their passion for community service through music education. Chosen through national auditions, this year’s Fellows are Carrington Truehart, cello and Rosa Ortega, viola. Together they keep a busy schedule mentoring young musicians in Memphis area schools, creating community-building music opportunities, and performing as members of IRIS Orchestra and as a chamber ensemble.
SUNDAY CHAMBER SERIES
This season, in addition to the Saturday evening orchestral performances at GPAC, IRIS Orchestra is offering a Sunday afternoon music series at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art featuring solo and chamber music. Beginning October 14th, this Sunday series will feature the same fabulous guest artists from the Saturday evening orchestral series in addition to a smaller ensemble of IRIS orchestra musicians. Please note: the Saturday series and Sunday series are separate and will not feature the same repertoire. To purchase a subscription to either/both series, please call the IRIS Orchestra office at (901) 751-7669.