Since its first year, IRIS has included American music from the 20th and 21st centuries in its programs, pieces whose range reflects the diversity that continues to animate and fuel the American spirit. People are encouraged to stay after concerts to enjoy refreshments and to meet musicians. We also perform many additional free performances each season at schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, and other underserved parts of our community. A Brandenburg Autumn: I. Nocturne - Barcarolle. The New York Philharmonic plays the music of Augusta Read Thomas, Jacob Druckman, and Stephen Hartke. Stephen Hartkes A Brandenburg Autumn, some potentially free music from some Brits, you know, I wanted to go see Nirvana. All concerts are performed without conductor, feature open seating, and a 'pay what you can' model to eliminate the barrier of a set ticket price. We want everyone in Los Angeles to have the opportunity to experience great classical music in person by a professional orchestra, think about what that experience means, and pay what makes them happy.
It makes us better musicians, and better interpreters of the classics. One of our cherished and sacred obligations as musicians is to continue to probe the works of the great masters of the past, and keep the genius of their creative achievement alive and present.