As the Iris Piano Trio, cellist, Lauren Latessa, violinist Sara Matayoshi and pianist Jessica McKee collaborate alongside older adults and caregivers, curating a rotation of professional chamber music concerts, open rehearsals, participatory group programs and one-on-one sessions. The Iris Piano Trio is embedded in the community twenty hours each week, forty week a year. The result of these experiences is a vibrant community dedicated to using music as a tool for social transformation.
Additionally, the 2018-2019 season includes performances and presentations at the Peabody Conservatory, the Arts Club of Washington and the Music at St. Alban’s concert series in Davidson North Carolina.
The trio is named for the Greek Goddess, Iris, who was the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. The image of a rainbow and the spirit of hope that is often attributed to rainbows serves as inspiration for the group as they pursue their art.