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2020-2021 Saturday Series
A Classic Orchestral Evening
GPAC at 7:30 PM

*See below for 2020-2021 concert season updates

Virtual Concert
October 11, 2020

VIRTUAL CONCERT
Host: Michael Stern

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Still: Danzas de Panamá
—intermission—
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Bruch: Octet for Strings


This Chamber-music performance will be recorded live in GPAC with their new state-of-the-art video system. Subscribers will be able to either stream this concert online from their homes during the week of October 11- 17th or watch it on the big screen in The Grove (GPAC’s new outdoor venue) on October 11th at 2:00 PM. Intermission will featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes content with Iris musicians. 

2:00 PM
The Grove at GPAC

Iris Orchestra Archival Performances
December 5, 2020

IRIS ORCHESTRA ARCHIVAL PERFORMANCES
Host & Conductor: Michael Stern

 

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

 

This virtual concert film will feature two great symphonies from past seasons. The first piece is Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, “Classical”, performed in our 16th season on April 30th, 2016 on a concert featuring pianist Jonathan Biss. The second piece is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”, performed in our 15th season on January 24, 2015 on a concert featuring violinist Sharon Roffman. This concert will be available to stream online for all Iris Orchestra subscribers.


Available online to Iris Orchestra subscribers 

Zlatomir Fung
February 13, 2021

THE GEN-Z CELLIST
Guest Artist: Zlatomir Fung, cello

Gounod: Petite symphonie
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
–intermission—
Auerbach, Lera: “Eterniday” (Homage to W.A. Mozart)
Mozart: Symphony No. 40

 

The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, this 21-year-old has already proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. He joins Iris in Tchaikovsky’s sparkling Rococo Variations, showcasing the “variation” thread of season programming. Juxtaposing the season themes of imagination and interpretation, the evening matches Lera Auerbach’s homage to Mozart, “Eterniday,” with Mozart himself and his Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

7:30 PM
GPAC

Jeffrey Kahane
March 20, 2021

THE CONDUCTING PIANIST
Guest Artist: Jeffrey Kahane, conducting/piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
—intermission—
Shaw, Caroline: Entr’acte
Haydn: Symphony No. 92 “Oxford”

Equally at home at the piano or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane is recognized around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to the music of our time. In this program, we meet Kahane first as player-conductor, leading Mozart’s Concerto No. 22 in E-flat from the keyboard, a traditional practice in Mozart’s era. More traditional in our time, he leads from the podium as conductor in Haydn’s Symphony No. 92, “Oxford.” Tucked betwixt these two classic works is Caroline Shaw’s piece from 2011, Entr’acte (perfectly named after the interval between two acts of a play). This is a program to leave you entranced and wanting more. 

7:30 PM
GPAC

Nancy Zhou
May 1, 2021


Jonathan Leshnoff: “Score” (commissioned work celebrating Iris’ 20thanniversary)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn:   Symphony No. 3

Twenty-six years old and new on the scene, American violinist Nancy Zhou will perform Tchaikovsky’s emblematic Violin Concerto. Her rendition of the piece won her the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition in 2018. Opening the program is a composition specially commissioned a gift from our good friend Jonathan Leshnoff, the Baltimore-based composer distinguished by The New York Times as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism.”  We return to our roots to conclude the season the same way we ended our first: with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, the “Scottish.” This concert was intended to take place May 2, 2020, but was reschedule due to COVID-19 .

7:30 PM
at GPAC

2020-2021 Sunday Series
An Afternoon of Music & Art
Brooks Museum at 3:00 PM

*Full concert program information coming soon- stay tuned!

Virtual Concert
October 11, 2020

VIRTUAL CONCERT
Host: Michael Stern

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Still: Danzas de Panamá
—intermission—
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Bruch: Octet for Strings


This Chamber-music performance will be recorded live in GPAC with their new state-of-the-art video system. Subscribers will be able to either stream this concert online from their homes during the week of October 11- 17th or watch it on the big screen in The Grove (GPAC’s new outdoor venue) on October 11th at 2:00 PM. Intermission will featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes content with Iris musicians. 

 

 

Nancy Zhou
May 1, 2021

IRIS AT THE BROOKS
Guest Artist: Nancy Zhou, violin

PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Violinist Nancy Zhou will perform pieces by Mozart and others alongside Iris musicians at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Hohenberg Auditorium. Each concert is paired with a featured Brooks Museum exhibition and a reception. Featured Brooks Art Exhibition: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Permanent Collection.

3:00 PM
Brooks Museum

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