APRIL 30–MAY 1
The fascinating pianist, Jonathan Biss, brings his daring musical insight to bear with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The orchestra will open with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 “Classical” and close the Sweet Sixteen Season with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1, completed before his 16th birthday.
As we look forward to our seventeenth season, we reflect on how fortunate we have been in the many partnerships and collaborations that have sustained IRIS. This season brings exciting new collaborations with many of the artists and cultural organizations across the Mid-South that share our commitment to excellence. Each program will reflect our pride in being part of the rich cultural scene, as we come together with colleagues to celebrate our community’s traditions and bright artistic future. Read more
IRIS ARTIST FELLOWS PROGRAM
The vision of the IRIS Artist Fellows Program is to provide young musicians with tools to fulfill their passion for community service through educational and performance endeavors, thereby creating a new generation of artists. Program Dates: August 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. We will accept applications until the positions are filled. Become a member of our new resident string quartet.
SATURDAY AT 8 OR SUNDAY AT 2
IRIS now includes two performances of each concert. Currently. The Saturday evening concert is repeated on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm. The Sunday matinees include all the same musicians and guest artists. The benefits of expansion include additional capacity, scheduling flexibility, and the opportunity for upgraded seating.