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5 November 2017

Week of November 5, 2017 This week at IRIS we were able to collaborate at Knowledge Quest with our partners there, as we were able to incorporate a few musical fundamentals while teaching an up and coming group of children ranging from ages of Pre- K ranges to 1st...

Week of October 22, 2017

October 22, 2017 This week in IRIS, our Community Initiatives had the opportunity to meet a number of new musicians, visit hospitalized children, and take part in IRIS’ starter concert for a wonderful beginning to the 2017- 2018 season! In our collaboration with...

In another week full of IRIS’ Community Initiatives participating in events all throughout Memphis, we would like to highlight our participation in the project MEMFIX! Memphis is a city lovable to all who will give it a chance, and MEMFIX aims to help showcase...

TIMOTHY PITTS, double bass

Timothy Pitts has distinguished himself as one of the most versatile double bassists of his generation. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, he has been heard in many of the world’s greatest concert halls. Mr. Pitts’ orchestral career began as a member of...

DAVID BJELLA, cello

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cellist David Bjella has a multi-faceted career as a teacher, chamber musician, orchestral player, and soloist. He is Professor of Cello at Stetson University, faculty member for the Cuerdas de Enlace festival in Tegucigalpa, Honduras,...

WILLIAM HAKIM, viola

William Hakim plays, composes, and arranges music of many styles, from jazz/rock to classical/new music. Principal of the New York Symphonic Ensemble, Glens Falls Symphony, member of Le Poisson Rouge Ensemble, plays with New Jersey Symphony, Albany Symphony, and...