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Past Seasons

Season 21
Season 21
10/11/20Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Bruch: Octet for Strings in B-flat
12/5/20Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, "Classical"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
2/20/21Jessie Montgomery: Banner
Puccini: Chrysanthemums
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings Op.22
2/21/21Shannon Thomas, violin; Zoe Martin-Doike, viola; Kimberly Patterson, cello; Patrick Sutton, guitarMattias Duplessy: Sonata for Cello & Guitar, Allegro
Zenamon Jaime Mertenbaum: "Reflexoes" (for cello & guitar)
Beethoven: String Trio No.1, Op.9
3/27/21Mozart: 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 -
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 -
Julia Bullock, sopranoBernstein: Fancy Free
Barber: Knoxville: Summer 1915
Baker: J’ai deux amours
Baker: La Conga blicoti
Hanson: Symphony No. 2, “Romantic”
4/21/2018 -
Elena Urioste, violinStravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3
Season 17
Season 17
10/8/2016 -
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 -
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 -
Memphis College of ArtSmetana: The Moldau
Virgil Thomson: The River
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”
3/18/2017 -
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 -
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)
Dvorak: 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, celloWolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Johannes Brahms: Double Concert for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.61
12/6/2014Marcin Arendt, violin; Stephen Miahy, violin; Moni Simeonov, violin; Emily Daggett Smith, violinLudwig van Beethoven: Gross Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133
Astor Piazzola; The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Violin and Orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8. Nos. 1-4
1/24/2015Sharon Roffman, violinGustav Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Bruce Adolphe: I Will Not Remain Silent, A Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, World Premiere
Ludwig van 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 Shallert, The Soulsville Charter School, Director of Student Orchestra

Traditional: Arranged by Jonathan Shallert, 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
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 on E-flat Major, Op. 55 “Eroica”
2/21/2015Jeremy Denk, pianoLudwig van Beethoven: Heilger Dankgesang from String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Bela Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major, Sz. 119, BB 127
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “Great” (D. 944)
3/28/2015Inon Barnatan, pianoJohannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op.90, “Italian”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture of Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84
Season 14
Season 14
14-Peter Serkin10/12/13
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
14-Alexander Fiterstein11/16/13 - Eastern Dances, Northern MelodiesAlexander Fiterstein, clarinet Bartók: Divertimento for Strings
Nielsen Clarinet Concerto: Op. 57
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22
14-Benjamin Hochman02/22/14 - 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
14-Iris Orchestra3/15/14 - The Company We KeepIris OrchestraLeshnoff: Rush
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
14-Joshua Bell4/12/14 - Foreign AffairsJoshua Bell, violinAdams: The Chairman Dances
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazde
Season 13
Season 13
13-Schubert's Symphony, unfinished & immortall10/13/12Schubert's Symphony, unfinished & immortallVivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"
13-Jenny Koh and Jamie Laredo11/03/12Jenny Koh and Jamie Laredo, violinsElgar: Serenade in e minor
Bach: Double Concerto
Anna Clyne: Concerto of Two Violins & Strings
Mendelssohn: Octet (String Orchestra Version)
13-Gil Shaham02/16/13Gil Shaham, violinMartin: Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Percussion and Strings
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
13-Jeffrey Kahane05/04/13Jeffrey Kahane, pianoBeethoven: Quintet for piano and winds
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Beethoven: Concerto No. 4
Season 12
Season 12
12-Martin Short10/01/11Martin Short, Chansonnier & NarratorCopland: Latin-American Sketches
Gruber: Frankenstein!!
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
12-Elizabeth Hainen12/03/11Elizabeth Hainen, harpMendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 5
Hovhaness: Symphony No. 49
Caplet: Conte fantastique
Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
12-Heidi Grant01/07/12Heidi Grant, sopranoDebussy: Children's Corner
Mozart: "Ruhe Sanft," From Aaide
Copland: Old American Songs
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
12-Vadim Gluzman03/17/12Vadim Gluzman, violinAdams: Son of Chamber Symphony
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
12-Amit Peled04/21/12Amit Peled, celloRossini: Cinderella Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2
12-André Watts05/05/12André Watts, pianoHarbison: The Most Often Used Chords
Fauré: Masques et bergamasques
Beethoven: Emperor Concerto
Season 11
Season 11
11-Yo-Yo Ma10/03/10Yo-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-Yefim Bronfman11/13/10 Yefim Bronfman, pianoBeethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
11-Augustin Hadelich12/04/10 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
11-Time for Three01/22/11 Time for ThreeCopland: 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
11-Tennessee Shakespeare02/26/11 Tennessee Shakespeare
Wagner: Siefried Idyll
Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring (Chamber Version)
Gandolfi: Themes from A midsummer Night
11-Alon Goldstein04/16/11 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-Midori10/03/09Midori, violin & Korbinian Altenberger, violinJ. S. Bach: Concerto in E Major
Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 1
Franz Schubert: Rondo for violin
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 39
10-Jeremy Denk11/14/09 - 11/15/09Jeremy Denk, pianoMichael Daugherty: Tell My Fortune
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in a minor
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
10-Dawn Upshaw01/09/10Dawn Upshaw, sopranoGiacomo Rossini: Barber of Seville Ov.
Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Igor Stravinsky: 2 Poems by Constantin Bal’mont
Igor Stravinsky: 3 Japanese Lyrics
Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
10-Giusseppe Verdi02/27/10Giuseppe Verdi: String QuartetJohn Corigliano: Symphony No. 2
L. v. Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 95
10-Jennifer Koh03/20/10Jennifer Koh, violinMaurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Season 9
Season 9
9-Uri Caine10/04/08Uri Caine, pianoFelix Mendelssohn: Die schöne Melusine (The Fair Melusine) overture
Johannes Brahms/arr. Caine: Variations by Johannes Brahms Re-imagined by Uri Caine
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”
9-Mary Wilson11/01/08Mary Wilson, sopranoFranz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 49 in f minor, “La passione”
Ned Rorem: Songs Old and New (world premiere)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Exsultate, Jubilate”, K. 165
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
9-Emanual Ax12/06/08Emanuel Ax & Yoko Nozaki, pianosJean Sibelius: Belshazzar’s Feast (Suite), Op. 51
Bela Bartok: Concerto for 2 pianos and percussion
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for 2 pianos in E flat Major, K. 365
Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from “Estancia”
9-Augustin Hadelich01/31/09Augustin Hadelich, violinIndianapolis Violin Competition Gold Medalist, 2006)
Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
Jonathan Leshnoff: “Rush”
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 64
9-Alison Balsom05/02/09Alison Balsom, trumpetFranz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 96 in D Major, “The Miracle”
Johann Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E-flat Major
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in a minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”
9-Branford Marslis05/02/09Branford Marsalis, saxophoneCharles Ives/orch. Schuman: Variations on “America”
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Peter Lieberson: “Neruda Songs” (excerpts)
John Williams: Escapades for Saxophone and Orchestra
Season 8
Season 8
8-Cho-liang Lin10/13/07Cho-Liang Lin, violinOsvaldo Golijov: Last Round
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3
8-Nancy Maultsby11/10/07Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-sopranoJohann Sebestian Bach: Brandenburg No.1
Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures
Stephen Hartke: A Brandenburg Autumn (2006)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6
8-Alon Golstein12/01/07Alon Golstein, pianoLudwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 1
Piotr Tchiakovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G (Original version)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
8-Lynn Harrell01/26/08Lynn Harrell, celloDavid Diamond: Romeo and Juliet suite
Camille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
8-Charles Wetherbee03/29/08Charles Wetherbee, violin & Roberto Diaz, violaFredrick Delius: Irmelin Prelude
Jonathan Leshnoff: Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 7
8-Garrick Ohisson04/26/08Garrick Ohlsson, pianoFrank Martin: Concerto for Seven Instruments and Strings
Antonin Dvorak: Legends, Op. 59
Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Season 7
Season 7
7-Adele Anthony09/13/06Adele Anthony & Gil Shaham, violinsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 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
7-Wendy Chen10/28/06Wendy Chen, piano & Jeff Kaye, trumpetEdward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47
Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35
Antonín Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
7-Time for three12/16/06Time for Three
(Nicolas Kendall, violin; Zachary DePue, violin & Ranaan Meyer, bass)
Antonín Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Op. 78
John Hedges, arr.: American Suite
John Hedges, arr.: Foxdown
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in d minor, Op. 120
7-Jason Vieaux01/13/07Jason Vieaux, guitarAdam Schoenberg: Finding Rothko
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
7-03/10/07Iris OrchestraWolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade in c minor, K. 388
Arnold Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Igor Stravinsky: L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)
7-Jon Kimura Parker05/06/07Jon Kimura Parker, pianoJohannes Brahms: Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4, op. 98
Season 5
Season 5
image10910/03/04Joshua Bell, violinCharles Ives: Three Places in New England
Antonín Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 & Op. 72
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
image11111/13/04Stanislav Ioudennitch, pianoCharles Ives: The Unanswered Question (with Jeff Kaye, trumpet)
Fréderic Chopin: Variations on Mozart’s La ci darem la mano,
Op. 2
César Franck: Symphonic Variations
Antonín Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
image11312/04/04 - 12/05/04Alexandra Deshorties, soprano; Jennifer Root, mezzo; Jason Collins, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass-baritone; & The Gary Beard Chorale,
Gary Beard, director
Ludwig van Beethoven: Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118
Jonathan Leshnoff: Forgotten Chants and Refrains (Symphony No. 1)
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125 “Choral”
image11501/22/05Eric Ruske, hornWolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 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
image11702/12/05Eighth 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
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in d minor, Op. 107, “Reformation”
image11903/05/05Carolyn Huebl, violin; Felix Wang, cello; Stephen Miahky, violin;
Karen Busler, flute; Winnie Lai, oboe; Lou Hanzlik, trumpet
Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b
Marshall Fine: The Infinite Garden
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Camille Saint-Saëns: The Muse and the Poet, Op. 132, for violin, cello and orchestra
Antonín Dvorak: Serenade for Winds, Op. 44
Johann Sebastian 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
Johann Strauss: Overture to Die Fledermaus
image12104/07/05Measha Brueggergosman, sopranoIgor Stravinsky; 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
image12305/04/05Barnabas Kelemen, violinEdward Elgar: Sospiri, Op. 60
Jean Sibelius: Violin concerto in d minor, Op. 47
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “The Great”
Season 6
Season 6
6-Kallen Eperian10/08/05Kallen Esperian, sopranoHector Berlioz: Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Ernst Chausson: Poème de l’amour et la mer (Poem of love and the sea)
Richard Strauss: String Sextet from Capriccio, op.85, arr. for string orchestra
George Gershwin: Excerpts from the Songbook
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c minor (arr. Müller-Berghaus)
6-Itzhak Periman11/06/05Itzhak Perlman, violinIgor Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes (The Card Game)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26
6-Midori12/11/05Midori, violinPaul Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione (original version for chamber orch.)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin concerto in D major, Op. 61 (40’)
9-Branford Marslis01/14/06Jonathan Biss, pianoClaude Debussy (arr. Schoenberg): Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Arnold Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38
Franz Lehar: Overture to Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles)
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Wine, Women, and Song, Op. 333
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Eljen a Magyar-Polka
6-Alison Balsom02/12/06Alison Balsom, trumpet & Lou Hanzlik, trumpetGiovanni Gabrielli: Canzonas
Felix Mendelssohn: Trumpet Overture
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major
George Bizet: Jeux d’enfants “Children’s Games”
Franz Joseph Haydn: Trumpet concerto in E-flat Major
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
6-Jerome Simas03/05/06Jerome Simas, clarinetLuciano Berio: Concertino (1949)
Bela Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Piotr Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
6-Nathan Gunn03/24/06Nathan Gunn, baritoneHuang Ruo: Path of Echoes - Chamber Symphony No. 1
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach
Gene Scheer: Voices from World War II (orch. by Julie Gunn and Lee Musiker)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D Major
Season 4
Season 4
image12510/11/03Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianoCharles Ives: Ragtime Dances
Maurice Ravel: Piano concerto in G Major
Darius Milhaud: La création du monde (The Creation of the World)
George Antheil: A Jazz Symphony
image12711/22/03Roberto Diáz, violaHugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
George Philipp Telemann: Concerto for viola and strings
Krysztof Penderecki: Concerto for viola and orchestra (1984)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K. 550
image12912/06/03Jian Wang, celloSamuel Barber: Capricorn concerto
(Todd Skitch, flute; Jeannette Bittar, oboe; Lou Hanzlik, trumpet)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello concerto No. 1, Op. 107
Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Suite
(Michael Stern, narrator)
image13101/24/04Ryan Anthony, trumpetBiedrich Smetana: “The Moldau” from Má Vlast
Tomasio Albinoni: Concerto St. Marc
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, arr. Dokschutzer, for Trumpet and Orchestra
Antonín Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60
image13302/21/04Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-sopranoMaurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, Op. 7
Samuel Barber: Medea, Op. 23, Suite
Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo, Suite
image13503/06/04NEXUS Percussion EnsembleJohann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Rituals, for percussion group and chamber orchestra
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Felix Mendelssohn: Incidental music from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
image13704/03/04Jaime Laredo, violin and Sharon Robinson, celloBel· Bartók: Divertimento for Strings (1939)
Ned Rorem: Double Concerto and Violin and Cello
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
image13905/08/04Gil Shaham, violinAaron Copland: Music for the Theater
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in g minor, K. 183
Johannes Brahms: Violin concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Season 3
Season 3
image14110/05/02Itzhakl Perlman, vioinRichard Danielpour: First Light
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin concerto in D Major, Op. 61
image14311/16/02Michelle deYoung, mezzo-sopranoCarl Maria von Weber: Oberon overture
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Franz Joseph Haydn: Arianna a Naxos, Cantata
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, Prague
image14512/14/02Wu Man, pipaMaurice Ravel: 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)
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, “Classical”
image14701/25/03Boris Belkin, violinMarshall Fine: Tango in Time of War
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 63
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob. I:100, “Military”
image14902/22/03Barnabás Kelemen, violinLéos Janácek: The Fiddler’s Child
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
image15103/29/03Evelyn Glennie, marimba/percussionFelix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave)
Antonio Vivaldi: Marimba concerto (adapted from Piccolo concerto)
James MacMillan: Veni, veni, Emanuel
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38, “Spring”
image15304/12/03Edgar Meyer, bassAlfred Schnittke: Moz-Art à la Haydn
Edgar Meyer: Concerto No. 2 for Doublebass and Orchestra
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, “Pastorale”
image15505/03/03Bronfman in the Brahms Piano concerto No, 2, along with Schumann Manfred overture and Barber SouvenirsRobert Schumann: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
Samuel Barber: Souvenirs, op. 28
Johannes Brahms: Piano concerto
Season 2
Season 2
image15710/13/01Emanuel Ax, pianoCharles Ives: Symphony No. 3, Camp Meeting
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449
Richard Strauss: Burlesque for piano and orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385,” Haffner”
image15912/16/01Emanuel Ax, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, celloLudwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C Major for piano, violin, and
cello and orchestra, Op. 56
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
image16101/19/02Kyoko Takezawa, violinAaron Copland: Quiet City (Heather Taylor, english horn; Lou Hanzlik, trumpet)
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in e minor, Op. 64
Igor Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”
image16302/02/02Janice Chandler, sopranoMaurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer 1915
(encore: trad.: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, D. 125
image16503/02/02Jonathan Haas and Michael Karcz, timpaniGiacchino Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Philip Glass: Concerto-Fantasy for two timpani and orchestra
Stephen Hartke: Pacific Rim
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, H. I:103, “Drum Roll”
image16704/20/02Jaime Laredo, violin and Sharon Robinson, celloHector Berlioz: 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)
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, “Rhenish”
image16905/04/02 Iris OrchestraArnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 (chamber orchestra
version, 1943)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica”
Season 1
Season 1
image17109/19/00Yo-Yo Ma, celloAaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Leonard Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Gabriel Fauré: Elegy for cello and orchestra
Lukas Foss: Capriccio for cello and orchestra
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Major, Op. 67
image17310/21/00Garrick Ohlsson, pianoRossini: Semiramide, Overture
Beethoven: Piano concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
Aaron Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring
Johann, Jr. Strauss: Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz)
image17501/13/01 Cho-Liang Lin, violinRichard Strauss: Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 7
Giacomo Puccini: I Crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 7 in b minor, Unfinished
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin concerto no. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
image17702/03/01 Eric Ruske, hornLudwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, op. 133
Emmanuel Chabrier: Larghetto for horn and orchestra
Richard Strauss: Concerto no. 2 in E flat Major for horn and orchestra
(arr. Monti) Traditional: Czardas
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
image17903/31/01 Edgar Meyer, bassJohann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Edgar Meyer: Concerto for Bass & Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D Major, Hob. I:101, “The Clock”
image18104/28/01 Richard Stoltzman, clarinetZoltan Kodály: Dances of Galánta
Stephen Hartke: Clarinet concerto, Landscapes with Blues
(world premiere - Iris commission)
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in a minor, Op. 56, “Scottish