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2016–2017 Season

October 8-9, 2016
IRIS in Bloom

December 10-11, 2016
Sustenance for the Soul

February 4-5, 2017
A River Runs Through It

March 18-19, 2017
City of Song

April 29-30, 2017
A Passion for Dance

 

IRIS in Bloom
October 8-9, 2016

Program Notes Michael Stern, Conductor Reid Messich, Oboe Partners: Dixon Gallery and Gardens and Memphis Garden Clubs Strauss: Roses of the South Wagner: Forest Murmurs Francaix: L’horloge de flore (Flower Clock) —-INTERMISSION—- Beethoven: Symphony No. 6... read more

Sustenance for the Soul
December 10-11, 2016

Program Notes Guest Artist: Yefim Bronfman, piano Partners: Fine Food and Culinary Arts Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Mahler: “Blumine” from Symphony No. 1 Roussel: Concert pour petit orchestre Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Original Version) The creation of a... read more

A River Runs Through It
February 4-5, 2017

Program Notes Partner: Memphis College of Art Smetana: The Moldau Virgil Thomson: The River Schumann: Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” The Mississippi created the mid-South. With this concert, we pay tribute the world’s great rivers, which have shaped human history and... read more

City of Song
March 18-19, 2017

Program Notes Partners: Opera Memphis and University of Memphis, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Rossini: La scala di seta Brahms: Schicksalslied Donizetti: Il campanello di notte In the popular imagination, Memphis will always mean Sun Studio and Stax Records, the... read more

A Passion for Dance
April 29-30, 2017

Program Notes Partner: Ballet Memphis Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 Dance and music are natural partners, and so are IRIS and Ballet Memphis, who come together for the first time for the final... read more