Performance at Victoria Hall at 3:00 pm

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Victoria Hall Box Office
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
905-372-2210 or 1-855-372-2210
55 King Street West Cobourg, ON K9A 2M2

Live performance by:

Iris Trio

Christine Carter, Clarinet
Zoë Martin-Doike, Viola
Anna Petrova, Piano

With Don McKay, Poetry


Iris Trio Program Details, Winter 2023 Canadian Tour

Project Earth: The Blue Chapter

Iris Trio350Iris TrioCelebrated for their imaginative programming and powerhouse performances, the Iris Trio (clarinetist Christine Carter, violist Zoë Martin-Doike, and pianist Anna Petrova) returns to Canada for a much-anticipated tour. Together with distinguished Canadian poet, Don McKay (Governor General’s Award, Griffin Poetry Prize), they present the “Blue Chapter” of their multi-year “Project Earth,” including stunning new works by McKay and Juno-nominated composer/jazz pianist Florian Hoefner.

Project Earth is the Trio’s response to the triple planetary crisis. Through newly commissioned poetry and genre-crossing chamber music, the project strives to illuminate the impact of human behavior on the environment, addressing issues of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, while recognizing the power of our collective imagination to create meaningful change.

Chorus of Wishes (2022)
  1. Part of It
  2. Wider Mind
Florian Hoefner (b. 1982)
Don McKay, original poetry  
Kinds of Blue (2022) 
Florian Hoefner (b. 1982)
Don McKay, original poetry  
Bird Island Suite (2019)      
  1. Audience
  2. The Bird Island Cacophonic Choir
  3. Song for the Song of the Great Auk
  4. Song for the Song of the Leach’s Storm Petrel 
Florian Hoefner (b. 1982)
Don McKay, original poetry