Nancy Zhou, violin
May 2nd at GPAC
May 3rd at Brooks
Unfortunately, the May 2nd and May 3rd Iris Orchestra concerts have been canceled. ith the current COVID-19 public health situation, the CDC has recommended that all events or gatherings of 50 or more be canceled for the next 8 weeks. Taking this and the health and safety of our musicians, host families, and patrons into consideration, we feel this is the only responsible choice. If you have already purchased tickets to either of these concerts, please click here to 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. See you next season! 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.