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Past Seasons

Season 22
Season 22  
10/16/2021Iris OrchestraMendelssohn: String Symphony No.9 in C Major
Carlos Simon: Elegy: A Cry from the Grave
Carlos Simon: The Warmth of Other Suns
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op.70
10/17/2021Dali Quartet w Arlen HluskoSchubert: String Quintet in C Major
11/20/2021Zlatomir Fung, celloTchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
11/21/2021Zlatomir Fung, cello
w Iris Musicians
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Lamentations: Black/Folk Song Suite for Solo Cello
Ernő Dohnányi: Serenade in C Major, Op.10
1/29/2022Teddy Abrams, conductor & pianoCaroline Shaw: Entr’acte
Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob. I:92 (“Oxford")
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73, “Emperor”
1/30/2022Teddy Abrams, piano
w Iris Musicians and Dali Quartet
Astor Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
3/05/2022Inon Barnatan & Alon Goldstein, pianoCara Fesjian: Concerto for the Upside
Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major. No. 10, K. 365/316a
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, Op.95 (“From the New World”)
3/06/2022Inon Barnatan & Alon Goldstein, pianoDebussy: Estampes
Bernstein: “The Masque” from Symphony No. 2, Age of Anxiety
Gershwin: Prelude No. 2
Gershwin/Wild: I got Rhythm
Chopin: Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22
Schubert: Fantasia in F minor, D.940 for piano four-hands
4/23/2022Pinchas Zukerman, violinJonathan Leshnoff: Score
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Op.25 (“Classical”)
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op.67
4/24/2022Iris MusiciansBeethoven: Septet in E-flat Major, Op.20
Season 21
Season 21
10/11/20Iris OrchestraBach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Bruch: Octet for Strings in B-flat
12/5/20Iris OrchestraProkofiev: Symphony No. 1, "Classical"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
2/20/21Iris OrchestraJessie Montgomery: Banner
Puccini: Chrysanthemums
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings Op.22
2/21/21Shannon Thomas, violin; Zoe Martin-Doike, viola; Kimberly Patterson, cello; Patrick Sutton, guitarMathias Duplessy: Sonata for Cello & Guitar, Allegro
Zenamon Jaime Mertenbaum: "Reflexoes" (for cello & guitar)
Beethoven: String Trio No.1, Op.9
3/27/21Iris OrchestraMozart: Divertimento for Strings, K.138
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
3/28/21Aizuri Quartet, Momenta Quartet, Dorian Wind Quintet, Sybarite 5Jessica Meyer: "Getting Home...I must be" for violin & loop pedal
Barbara Strozzi: L'usignuolo, arr. Alex Fortes
Eleanor Alberga (b. 1949): String Quartet No.1, III Frantically driven yet playful
Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, No.1 Op.54
Amanda Harberg: Suite for Wind Quintet (2017 commissioned by Dorian Wind Quintet)
John Coltrane: Alabama
5/1/21Nancy Zhou, violinMozart: Violin Concerto No.5
Sally Beamish: Hover
Saint-Georges: Symphony No.2
5/2/21Nancy Zhou, violin
Adrienne Park, piano
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.6 in A Major, Op.30, No.1
Grieg: Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45
Season 20
Season 20
10/12/19Garrick Ohlsson, pianoMozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K.551
Puccini: Chrysanthemums
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op.19
10/13/19Garrick Ohlsson, pianoBeethoven: Quintet in E-flat for piano and winds, Op.16
Chopin: Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op.9, No.1
Chopin: Sonata in B minor, Op.58
12/7/19Zukerman TrioBeethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op.62
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano, Op.56
12/8/19Zukerman TrioBeethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op.97 (Archduke)
1/25/20Conrad Tao, composition & pianoConrad Tao: "Spoonfuls"
Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D Major (Clocks)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15
1/26/19Conrad Tao, composition & pianoBeethoven: Cello Sonata No.1 in F Major, Op/5
Conrad Tao: "All I had forgotten or tried to"
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31, No.2
3/7/20Anne-Akiko Meyers, violinStravinsky: Concerto in E-flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
Schoenberg: Orchard in Fog (concerto for Violin and Orchestra)
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Kernis: Too Hot Toccata
3/8/20Anne-Akiko Meyers, violinMichio Miyagi: "Haru no Umi" (Sea in Spring) for violin/harp
Rentaro Takli: "Kojo no Tsuki" (Moonlight Over the Ruined Castle)
Beethoven: String Trio in G Major, Op.9, No.1
Season 19
Season 19
10/13/18Midori, violinRouse: Ku-Ka-llimoku
Bernstein: Serenade for violin and orchestra
Bizet/Shchedrin: Carmen Suite
10/14/18Midori, violinBach: Sonata in A minor for solo violin
Mozart: Duo for Two Violins, Op. 70 no.5
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Norman: Gran Turismo
12/2/18University of Memphis ChorusLallerstedt: Mumbo! Jumbo!
Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Rouse: Karoliju for Chorus and Orchestra
Barber: Souvenirs Op. 28: Suite (1952)
J. Strauss: Overture to Die Fledermaus
2/16/19Hanzhi Wang, accordionClyne: Within Her Arms (2008-2009)
Corigliano: Snapshot: Circa 1901 (2011)
Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
2/17/19Hanzhi Wang, accordionBach: Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Piazzolla: La Grand Tango with violin
Piazzolla: Ave Marie
3/16/19Inon Barnatan, pianoCowell: Symphony No. 10
Haydn: Symphony No. 99
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
3/17/19Inon Barnatan, pianoBach: E minor Toccata
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
4/27/19Itamar Zorman, violinMartinu: Overture
Dvořák: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Serenade No. 1
4/28/19Itamar Zorman, violinBach: C Major sonata, BWV 1005 (portion)
Ben-Haim: Three Etudes for solo violin
Mendelssohn: Octet
Season 18
Season 18
10/21/2017-10/22/2017Mayu Kishima, violinWilliam Grant Still: Darker America
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
Chausson: Poéme
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
12/2/2017 -
12/3/2017
Orion Weiss, pianoMozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Hindemith: The Four Temperaments
Bloch: Concert Grosso No. 1
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
2/10/2018-2/11/2018Branford Marsalis, saxophoneCopland: Music for the Theater
Glazunov: Concerto for Saxophone
Ibert: Concertino da camera
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
2/12/2018Joshua Bell, violin (BONUS CONCERT)Bach: Concerto for Two Violins
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2
3/10/2018 -
3/11/2018
Julia Bullock, sopranoBernstein: Fancy Free
Barber: Knoxville: Summer 1915
Gershwin:“Summertime”
Baker: J’ai deux amours
Baker: La Conga blicoti
Hanson: Symphony No. 2, “Romantic”
4/21/2018 -
4/22/2018
Elena Urioste, violinStravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3
Season 17
Season 17
10/8/2016 -
10/9/2016
Reid Messich, oboe
Dixon Gallery & Gardens and Memphis garden Clubs
Strauss: Roses of the South
Wagner: Forest Murmurs
Francaix: L’horloge de flore (Flower Clock)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68
12/10/2016 -
12/11/2016
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Fine Food & Culinary Arts
Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
Mahler: “Blumine” from Symphony No. 1
Roussel: Concert pour petit orchestre
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Original Version)
2/4/2017 -
2/5/2017
Memphis College of ArtSmetana: The Moldau
Virgil Thomson: The River
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”
3/18/2017 -
3/19/2017
Opera Memphis
University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Rossini: La scala di seta
Brahms: Schicksalslied
Donizetti: Il campanello di notte
4/29/2017 -
4/30/2017
Ballet MemphisStravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Season 16
Season 16
10/17/2015Jon Kimura Parker, pianoMendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Schumann: Symphony No. 1, "Spring"
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
12/5/2015Iris OrchestraBarber: Serenade for Strings
Foote: Air and Gavotte
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Puccini: I Crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
1/23/2016Midori, violinBizet: Symphony in C
Carter: Symphony No. 1 (1942)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
2/27/2016Project Trio: flute, cello, bassMozart: Symphony No. 20
Adam Schoenberg: Concerto for Project Trio (World Premiere)
Dvořák: Symphony No.7
4/30/2016Jonathan Biss, pianoProkofiev: Symphony No. 1, "Classical"
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1
Season 15
Season 15
10/16/14Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, celloMozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Brahms: Double Concert for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.61
12/6/2014Marcin Arendt, violin; Stephen Miahy, violin; Moni Simeonov, violin; Emily Daggett Smith, violinBeethoven: Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133
Piazzola; The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Violin and Orchestra
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8. Nos. 1-4
1/24/2015Sharon Roffman, violinMahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Bruce Adolphe: I Will Not Remain Silent, A Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, World Premiere
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 on E-flat Major, Op. 55 “Eroica”
1/25/2015Sharon Roffman, violinJames Weil, Overton High School, Director of Student Orchestra
Jonathan Schallert, The Soulsville Charter School, Director of Student Orchestra

Traditional: Arranged by Jonathan Schallert, Aint Gonna Study War No More
Leander: The Buchenwald Song
Tindle: We Shall Overcome
Bruce Adolphe: I Will Not Remain Silent, A Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, World Premiere
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 on E-flat Major, Op. 55 “Eroica”
2/21/2015Jeremy Denk, pianoBeethoven: Heiliger Dankgesang from String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major, Sz. 119, BB 127
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “Great” (D. 944)
3/28/2015Inon Barnatan, pianoBrahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op.90, “Italian”
Beethoven: Overture of Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84
Season 14
Season 14
10/12/13
Passionate Colors
Peter Serkin, pianoSchoenberg: Finding Rothko
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
11/16/13 - Eastern Dances, Northern MelodiesAlexander Fiterstein, clarinet Bartók: Divertimento for Strings
Nielsen Clarinet Concerto: Op. 57
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22
02/22/14 - Young RomanticsBenjamin Hochman, piano Sullivan: Incidental Music from "The Tempest"
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.25
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
3/15/14 - The Company We KeepIris OrchestraLeshnoff: Rush
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
4/12/14 - Foreign AffairsJoshua Bell, violinAdams: The Chairman Dances
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazde
Season 13
Season 13
10/13/12Schubert's Symphony, unfinished & immortalVivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"
11/03/12Jenny Koh and Jamie Laredo, violinsElgar: Serenade in e minor
Bach: Double Concerto
Anna Clyne: Concerto of Two Violins & Strings
Mendelssohn: Octet (String Orchestra Version)
02/16/13Gil Shaham, violinMartin: Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Percussion and Strings
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
05/04/13Jeffrey Kahane, pianoBeethoven: Quintet for piano and winds
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Beethoven: Concerto No. 4
Season 12
Season 12
10/01/11Martin Short, Chansonnier & NarratorCopland: Latin-American Sketches
Gruber: Frankenstein!!
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
12/03/11Elizabeth Hainen, harpMendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 5
Hovhaness: Symphony No. 49
Caplet: Conte fantastique
Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
01/07/12Heidi Grant, sopranoDebussy: Children's Corner
Mozart: "Ruhe Sanft," From Zaide
Copland: Old American Songs
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
03/17/12Vadim Gluzman, violinAdams: Son of Chamber Symphony
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
04/21/12Amit Peled, celloRossini: Cinderella Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2
05/05/12André Watts, pianoHarbison: The Most Often Used Chords
Fauré: Masques et bergamasques
Beethoven: Emperor Concerto
Season 11
Season 11
10/03/10Yo-Yo Ma, celloMilhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toît
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major, H. VIIb:1
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 Version)
11/13/10 Yefim Bronfman, pianoBeethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
12/04/10 Augustin Hadelich, violinRespighi: Trittico Botticelliano
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major
Beaser: Folk Songs for String Orchestra, Harp and Timpani
Mozart: Symphony No. 28 in C major
01/22/11 Time for Three
(Nicolas Kendall, violin; Zachary DePue, violin & Ranaan Meyer, bass)
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man for Brass and Percussion
Brubeck: Travels in Time for Three for Two Violins, Bass and Orchestra
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major (In One Movement)
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
02/26/11 Tennessee Shakespeare
Company
Wagner: Siefried Idyll
Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring (Chamber Version)
Gandolfi: Themes from A Midsummer Night
04/16/11 Alon Goldstein, pianoSchumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E major
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, “Enigma”
Season 10
Season 10
10/03/09Midori, violin & Korbinian Altenberger, violinBach: Concerto in E Major
Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 1
Schubert: Rondo for violin
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
11/14/09 - 11/15/09Jeremy Denk, pianoMichael Daugherty: Tell My Fortune
Schumann: Piano Concerto in a minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
01/09/10Dawn Upshaw, sopranoRossini: Barber of Seville Ov.
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Igor Stravinsky: 2 Poems by Constantin Bal’mont
Stravinsky: 3 Japanese Lyrics
Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
02/27/10Giuseppe Verdi: String QuartetJohn Corigliano: Symphony No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 95
03/20/10Jennifer Koh, violinRavel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Bernstein: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9
Season 9
Season 9
10/04/08Uri Caine, pianoMendelssohn: Die schöne Melusine (The Fair Melusine) overture
Brahms/arr. Caine: Variations by Johannes Brahms Re-imagined by Uri Caine
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”
11/01/08Mary Wilson, sopranoHaydn: Symphony No. 49 in f minor, “La passione”
Ned Rorem: Songs Old and New (world premiere)
Mozart: “Exsultate, Jubilate”, K. 165
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
12/06/08Emanuel Ax & Yoko Nozaki, pianosSibelius: Belshazzar’s Feast (Suite), Op. 51
Bartók: Concerto for 2 pianos and percussion
Mozart: Concerto for 2 pianos in E flat Major, K. 365
Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from “Estancia”
01/31/09Augustin Hadelich, violinIndianapolis Violin Competition Gold Medalist, 2006)
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
Jonathan Leshnoff: “Rush”
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 64
05/02/09Alison Balsom, trumpetHaydn: Symphony No. 96 in D Major, “The Miracle”
Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E-flat Major
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in a minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”
05/02/09Branford Marsalis, saxophoneIves/orch. Schuman: Variations on “America”
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Peter Lieberson: “Neruda Songs” (excerpts)
Williams: Escapades for Saxophone and Orchestra
Season 8
Season 8
10/13/07Cho-Liang Lin, violinOsvaldo Golijov: Last Round
Barber: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
11/10/07Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-sopranoBach: Brandenburg No.1
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Stephen Hartke: A Brandenburg Autumn (2006)
Schubert: Symphony No. 6
12/01/07Alon Goldstein, pianoBeethoven: Leonore Overture No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G (Original version)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
01/26/08Lynn Harrell, celloDavid Diamond: Romeo and Juliet suite
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
03/29/08Charles Wetherbee, violin & Roberto Diaz, violaFredrick Delius: Irmelin Prelude
Jonathan Leshnoff: Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7
04/26/08Garrick Ohlsson, pianoMartin: Concerto for Seven Instruments and Strings
Dvořák: Legends, Op. 59
Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Season 7
Season 7
09/13/06Adele Anthony & Gil Shaham, violinsMozart: Concertone for Two violins and orchestra, K. 190
Pablo de Sarasate: Navarra, for two violins and orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 11
10/28/06Wendy Chen, piano & Jeff Kaye, trumpetElgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings
12/16/06Time for Three
(Nicolas Kendall, violin; Zachary DePue, violin & Ranaan Meyer, bass)
Dvořák: Symphonic Variations, Op. 78
John Hedges, arr.: American Suite
Hedges, arr.: Foxdown
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in d minor, Op. 120
01/13/07Jason Vieaux, guitarAdam Schoenberg: Finding Rothko
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
03/10/07Iris OrchestraMozart: Serenade in c minor, K. 388
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Stravinsky: L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)
05/06/07Jon Kimura Parker, pianoBrahms: Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Brahms: Symphony No. 4, op. 98
Season 6
Season 6
10/08/05Kallen Esperian, sopranoBerlioz: Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Ernst Chausson: Poème de l’amour et la mer (Poem of love and the sea)
Strauss: String Sextet from Capriccio, op.85, arr. for string orchestra
Gershwin: Excerpts from the Songbook
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c minor (arr. Müller-Berghaus)
11/06/05Itzhak Perlman, violinStravinsky: Jeu de Cartes (The Card Game)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26
12/11/05Midori, violinHindemith: Nobilissima Visione (original version for chamber orch.)
Beethoven: Violin concerto in D major, Op. 61 (40’)
01/14/06Jonathan Biss, pianoDebussy (arr. Schoenberg): Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Mozart: Piano concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38
Franz Lehar: Overture to Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles)
Strauss, Jr.: Wine, Women, and Song, Op. 333
Strauss, Jr.: Eljen a Magyar-Polka
02/12/06Alison Balsom, trumpet & Lou Hanzlik, trumpetGiovanni Gabrielli: Canzonas
Mendelssohn: Trumpet Overture
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major
Bizet: Jeux d’enfants “Children’s Games”
Haydn: Trumpet concerto in E-flat Major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
03/05/06Jerome Simas, clarinetLuciano Berio: Concertino (1949)
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
03/24/06Nathan Gunn, baritoneHuang Ruo: Path of Echoes - Chamber Symphony No. 1
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Barber: Dover Beach
Gene Scheer: Voices from World War II (orch. by Julie Gunn and Lee Musiker)
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D Major
Season 5
Season 5
10/03/04Joshua Bell, violinIves: Three Places in New England
Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 & Op. 72
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
11/13/04Stanislav Ioudennitch, pianoIves: The Unanswered Question (with Jeff Kaye, trumpet)
Chopin: Variations on Mozart’s La ci darem la mano, Op. 2
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
12/04/04 - 12/05/04Alexandra Deshorties, soprano; Jennifer Root, mezzo; Jason Collins, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass-baritone; & The Gary Beard Chorale,
Gary Beard, director
Beethoven: Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118
Jonathan Leshnoff: Forgotten Chants and Refrains (Symphony No. 1)
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125 “Choral”
01/22/05Eric Ruske, hornMozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Franz Strauss: Horn Concerto in C Major, Op. 8
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 8

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
02/12/05Eighth Blackbird
(Matthew Albert, violin; Molly Alicia Barth, flute; Matthew Duvall, percussion;
Lisa Kaplan, piano; Michael J. Maccaferri, clarinet; Nicholas Photinos, cello)
Jean-Féry Rebel: Les Elemens (The Elements)
David Schober: Split Horizons, Concerto for sextet and orchestra (2004)
Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in d minor, Op. 107, “Reformation”
03/05/05Carolyn Huebl, violin; Felix Wang, cello; Stephen Miahky, violin;
Karen Busler, flute; Winnie Lai, oboe; Lou Hanzlik, trumpet
Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b
Marshall Fine: The Infinite Garden
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Saint-Saëns: The Muse and the Poet, Op. 132, for violin, cello and orchestra
Dvořák: Serenade for Winds, Op. 44
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Robert Patterson: Oasis
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Michael Udow: “Shake” and “Strike” from Four Movements for Percussion Quartet
Strauss: Overture to Die Fledermaus
04/07/05Measha Brueggergosman, sopranoStravinsky; Suites 1 and 2 for Small Orchestra
Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins
William Bolcom: Cabaret Songs
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes
05/04/05Barnabas Kelemen, violinElgar: Sospiri, Op. 60
Sibelius: Violin concerto in d minor, Op. 47
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “The Great”
Season 4
Season 4
10/11/03Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianoIves: Ragtime Dances
Ravel: Piano concerto in G Major
Milhaud: La création du monde (The Creation of the World)
George Antheil: A Jazz Symphony
11/22/03Roberto Diáz, violaHugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
Telemann: Concerto for viola and strings
Penderecki: Concerto for viola and orchestra (1984)
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K. 550
12/06/03Jian Wang, celloBarber: Capricorn concerto
(Todd Skitch, flute; Jeannette Bittar, oboe; Lou Hanzlik, trumpet)
Shostakovich: Cello concerto No. 1, Op. 107
Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Suite
(Michael Stern, narrator)
01/24/04Ryan Anthony, trumpetSmetana: “The Moldau” from Má Vlast
Albinoni: Concerto St. Marc
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, arr. Dokschutzer, for Trumpet and Orchestra
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60
02/21/04Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-sopranoRavel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, Op. 7
Barber: Medea, Op. 23, Suite
Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo, Suite
03/06/04NEXUS Percussion EnsembleBach: Orchestral Suite No. 4
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Rituals, for percussion group and chamber orchestra
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Mendelssohn: Incidental music from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
04/03/04Jaime Laredo, violin and Sharon Robinson, celloBartók: Divertimento for Strings (1939)
Ned Rorem: Double Concerto and Violin and Cello
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
05/08/04Gil Shaham, violinCopland: Music for the Theater
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in g minor, K. 183
Brahms: Violin concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Season 3
Season 3
10/05/02Itzhak Perlman, violinRichard Danielpour: First Light
Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella
Beethoven: Violin concerto in D Major, Op. 61
11/16/02Michelle deYoung, mezzo-sopranovon Weber: Oberon overture
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Haydn: Arianna a Naxos, Cantata
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, Prague
12/14/02Wu Man, pipaRavel: Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Lou Harrison: Concerto for Pipa and Strings
Terry Riley: Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight
Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá (original chamber version)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, “Classical”
01/25/03Boris Belkin, violinMarshall Fine: Tango in Time of War
Prokofiev: Violin concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 63
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob. I:100, “Military”
02/22/03Barnabás Kelemen, violinJanácek: The Fiddler’s Child
Mozart: Violin concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
03/29/03Evelyn Glennie, marimba/percussionMendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave)
Vivaldi: Marimba concerto (adapted from Piccolo concerto)
James MacMillan: Veni, veni, Emanuel
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38, “Spring”
04/12/03Edgar Meyer, bassAlfred Schnittke: Moz-Art à la Haydn
Edgar Meyer: Concerto No. 2 for Doublebass and Orchestra
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, “Pastorale”
05/03/03Yefim Bronfman, pianoSchumann: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
Barber: Souvenirs, op. 28
Brahms: Piano concerto
Season 2
Season 2
10/13/01Emanuel Ax, pianoIves: Symphony No. 3, Camp Meeting
Mozart: Piano concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449
Strauss: Burlesque for piano and orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385,” Haffner”
12/16/01Emanuel Ax, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, celloBeethoven: Egmont Overture, op. 84
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C Major for piano, violin, and
cello and orchestra, Op. 56
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
01/19/02Kyoko Takezawa, violinCopland: Quiet City (Heather Taylor, english horn; Lou Hanzlik, trumpet)
Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in e minor, Op. 64
Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”
02/02/02Janice Chandler, sopranoRavel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Barber: Knoxville, Summer 1915
(encore: trad.: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands)
Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, D. 125
03/02/02Jonathan Haas and Michael Karcz, timpaniRossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Glass: Concerto-Fantasy for two timpani and orchestra
Hartke: Pacific Rim
Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, H. I:103, “Drum Roll”
04/20/02Jaime Laredo, violin and Sharon Robinson, celloBerlioz: Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Richard Danielpour: In the Arms of the Beloved, double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, “Rhenish”
05/04/02 Iris OrchestraSchoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 (chamber orchestra
version, 1943)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica”
Season 1
Season 1
09/19/00Yo-Yo Ma, celloCopland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Fauré: Elegy for cello and orchestra
Lukas Foss: Capriccio for cello and orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Major, Op. 67
10/21/00Garrick Ohlsson, pianoRossini: Semiramide, Overture
Beethoven: Piano concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring
Strauss Jr.: Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz)
01/13/01 Cho-Liang Lin, violinStrauss: Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 7
Puccini: I Crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums)
Schubert: Symphony No. 7 in b minor, Unfinished
Prokofiev: Violin concerto no. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
02/03/01 Eric Ruske, hornBeethoven: Grosse Fuge, op. 133
Emmanuel Chabrier: Larghetto for horn and orchestra
Strauss: Concerto no. 2 in E flat Major for horn and orchestra
(arr. Monti) Traditional: Czardas
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
03/31/01 Edgar Meyer, bassBach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Edgar Meyer: Concerto for Bass & Orchestra
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D Major, Hob. I:101, “The Clock”
04/28/01 Richard Stoltzman, clarinetKodály: Dances of Galánta
Hartke: Clarinet concerto, Landscapes with Blues
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in a minor, Op. 56, “Scottish