Conrad Tao: Commissioned work celebrating the City of Memphis
Haydn: Symphony No. 101
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1
IRIS looks to the past, present, and future in this can’t-miss program. Conrad Tao, a composer and pianist currently taking the classical world by storm, will exercise both talents on this program as the soloist in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 and the composer of an IRIS-commissioned piece exploring Memphis’ unique musical heritage in honor of our city’s bicentennial. Balancing something old with something new, we’ll also present Haydn’s “Clock” Symphony, another year-one piece for IRIS. IRIS has a history of presenting the rising young stars of today. What better time to deliver on that legacy than in our 20th season!