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Iris Trio Ensemble at The LongHouse Reserve

Original Chamber Music and Poetry Combine To Draw Attention To Our Impact on the Environment

The Iris Trio will perform selections from The Blue and Green Chapters of Project Earth, their multi-year project in response to the enormous climate crisis currently facing the planet. Through chamber music and poetry, the ensemble strives to illuminate the impact of human behavior on the environment, addressing issues of climate change, pollution, habitat degradation, and biodiversity loss, while also giving center stage to the immense beauty and wonder found in nature.

The Blue Chapter features original compositions by Juno Award-winning composer and jazz pianist Florian Hoefner, with original poetry written and recited by Griffin Prize-winning poet Don McKay. The result is the collision of the Iris Trio’s virtuosity and “exquisite balance of sound” (Augsburger Allgemeine) with a remarkable new body of spellbinding chamber music, uniting inspiration from classical, jazz, and folk genres.

The Green Chapter includes new commissions by Juno Award-winning musicians Sarah Slean and Andrew Downing and original poetry by Griffin Prize-winning poet Karen Solie. Slean’s collaboration with Solie is a written homage to the incredible life of trees, and the Downing/Solie collaboration explores the farming practices and dwindling habitat of unbroken shortgrass prairie (including the stranglehold of multinational corporations on farming).

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Apr 13 2024
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2:00 pm

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LongHouse Reserve
133 Hands Creek Road East Hampton, NY 11937
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https://longhouse.org/
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