“An intriguing work, full of emotion…” says Commercial Appeal

1.26.15 CA ReviewOn January 25, 2015, Jonathan Sparks of the Commercial Appeal wrote “Sharon Roffman’s violin spoke volumes” in I Will Not Remain Silent.  After explaining the commissioning of the piece by IRIS, as part of the Prinz Project, along with providing a brief description of humanitarian Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Mr. Sparks described the concerto as “thoughtful, full of emotion, and certainly with beautiful passages”.  For more information, you can find the full review here.

Students play “We Shall Overcome” before January 25th performance

This is a video of the Overton High School and Soulsville Charter School students performing “We Shall Overcome” with IRIS orchestra musicians and maestro Michael Stern. This video was taken just before the performance of I Will Not Remain Silent at Germantown Performing Arts Center in Germantown, Tennessee on January 25, 2015.


The IRIS orchestra musicians, Sharon Roffman and Michael Stern, January 21, 2015.


The students from Soulsville Charter School after a workshop on January 22, 2015 with Sharon Roffman, Bruce Adolphe, Michael Stern, and IRIS orchestra musicians.