Anne-Akiko Meyers, violin
March 7th at GPAC
March 8th at Brooks
Iris’ vision of great orchestral literature has always included a focus on American music and commissioned new works. Iconic Iris, this program features American composers Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. Also on the program, Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks” was named for the Washington D.C.-area estate of the couple who commissioned the concerto for their wedding anniversary. From Iris’ perspective, this program is as varied and diverse as America itself. Learn more
20th Anniversary Season
Saturdays at GPAC
Sundays at the Brooks
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
ANNOUNCING THE 2020-2021 CONCERT SEASON
Upcoming 21st Season of Iris Orchestra
Iris Orchestra will begin its 21st season as the resident orchestra of the Germantown Performing Arts Center starting in October 2020. The season will feature the Gold-Prize winning pianist Haochen Zhang, the Master Violinist and composer Noah Bendix-Balgley, the talented young cellist Zlatomir Fung, the conducting pianist Jeffrey Kahane, and of course YOUR Iris Orchestra. Click here to 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 Amaro Dubois, 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. This Sunday series features 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 do not feature the same repertoire. To purchase a subscription to either/both series, please call the Iris Orchestra office at (901) 751-7669.