We just completed the January IRIS concert tonight here in Memphis, Tennessee, and it really got a great reception. Jason Vieaux played fabulously, and the commission by Adam Schoenberg went really well.
Finding Rothko (Adam’s commission) was a really rich and satisfying piece. It was based on the paintings of Mark Rothko. Here is a sampling of Rothko’s work–the piece was based on four of his paintings, and these paintings were projected above the stage during the concert. The images are pulled from the NGA.gov website: