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Calendar of Events

DateTime EventLocation
October 28, 20219:00 AM - 10:00 AMMemphis Oral School for the Deaf
Iris Artist Fellows will offer a special Halloween Music time for the students of MOSD
7901 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138
Closed event
October 29, 202110:30 AM - 11:30 AMHalloween Children’s Concert at Morton Museum.
Iris musicians will present a 30-minute concert featuring fun Halloween tunes & stories. Immediately following the performance, Iris will offer an instrument “petting zoo” where children and their families will have an opportunity to try out instruments like the ones they just heard.
Morton Museum
196 N Main St, Collierville, TN 38017
November 9, 20213:00 PM - 4:00 PMOutdoor Concert at Carpenter Art Garden
Iris Artist Fellows will perform for the children and families of Carpenter Art Garden and promote the weekly violin class restarting after a COVID hiatus at CAG.
Carpenter Art Garden
295 Carpenter St.
Memphis, TN 38112
November 11, 20217:30 PM - 8:45 PMIris Artist Chamber Concert at Crosstown Concourse
The Iris Artist Fellows will present a string duo concert interweaving French avant garde, Brazilian dances, and traditional classics.
Green Room
Crosstown Concourse
1350 Concourse Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
November 15, 20215:00 PM - 6:00 PMBridge Builder’s Music Elective
Iris Artist Fellows will present a duo concert and discussion centered around classical music and expanding the traditional cannon to the young leaders of Bridges, USA.
Bridges, USA
Live-streamed via Zoom
Closed event
November 17, 20216:30 PM - 8:00 PM“Autumn Strings” Chamber Concert at Morton Museum
Iris Orchestra presents the Ceruti Quartet performing a program of classical music celebrating the fall season and the warmth good friends and great music can provide.
Morton Museum
196 N Main St, Collierville, TN 38017
November 20, 20217:30 PMIris Orchestra Concert: Gen Z CellistGermantown Performing Arts Center
November 21, 20213:00 PMIris at the Brooks: Zlatomir FungMemphis Brooks Museum of Art
January 29, 20227:30 PMIris Orchestra Concert: Conducting PianistGermantown Performing Arts Center
January 30, 20223:00 PMIris at the Brooks: Jeffrey KahaneMemphis Brooks Museum of Art
March 5, 20227:30 PMIris Orchestra Concert: In All TimeGermantown Performing Arts Center
April 23, 20227:30 PMIris Orchestra Concert: Where Past & Future GatherGermantown Performing Arts Center
April 24, 20223:00 PMIris at the Brooks: Iris EnsemblesMemphis Brooks Museum of Art

Engaging with Memphis

Iris Orchestra’s commitment to Greater Memphis is an integral and active part of its mission. Iris’ Community Outreach and Engagement Programs partner with local schools, hospitals, and performance venues to bring the world-class musicians that make up the orchestra into the community it calls home. Included among these many partners are GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School Of Music. This coming season will bring new opportunities for Iris to engage the Greater Memphis Community through the Family Concert Series and design of a multifaceted curriculum to be offered to its existing and new school partners.

Iris Orchestra achieves excellence in the classroom as well as on stage. In the days leading up to each Iris concert, musicians from the orchestra —and guest artists — meet and perform throughout our community. We regularly go to St Jude Children’s Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. We schedule concerts at senior living communities from downtown to Germantown. And we go into schools with an approved curriculum to teach and encourage budding musicians. Although these are generally private events, Iris never charges for these events. It is our way of thanking the people who make it possible for Iris to continue on our mission. Each time Iris Orchestra takes the stage, the musicians have performed for as many as 1,000 people during the preceding week.

Cordova High School

Germantown High School

GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra

Houston High School

Hutchison High School

Kingsbury High School

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

Overton High School

Presbyterian Day School

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Soulsville Charter School

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music