The Iris Trio - Project Earth

The Iris Trio – Project Earth

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts



Sunday, May 21 – 5PM
“Blue Chapter” Project Earth – Iris Trio

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Christine Carter, clarinet
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Anna Petrova, piano

The Iris Trio presents the “Blue Chapter” of their multi-year Project Earth – an ecological prayer of sustainability for our planet. Through newly commissioned poetry and genre-crossing chamber music, the project explores our spiritual connections with the natural world and strives to illuminate the impact of human behavior on the environment, addressing issues of climate change, pollution, habitat degradation and biodiversity loss, while recognizing the power of our collective imagination to create meaningful change.

FLORIAN HOEFNER – Chorus of Wishes (2022)

FLORIAN HOEFNER – Kinds of Blue (2022)

FLORIAN HOEFNER – Bird Island Suite (2019)

Post-Concert Celebration sponsored by Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard.
Join us after the concert to celebrate the opening night of our 13th Geneva Music Festival.
In the spirit of tonight’s program, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard will offer wines from their sustainable and biodynamic vineyards along side local cheeses.

All programs subject to change.
Individual concert tickets: $35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger
Season pass (8 concerts): $240 adult
More information and tickets available at
Wheelchair accessible.


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About the Artists

Anna Petrova

Praised for her “artistic, clear and enlightened” performances (BBC Magazine) of “technical brilliance and complete emotional engagement" (Fanfare Magazine), Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova performs extensively as both soloist and chamber musician around the globe. She has been the recipient of top honors and awards at numerous competitions internationally, including the Queen Elisabeth and Jose Roca Competitions, and has appeared in recital in such revered venues as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and… Read more

Christine Carter

Canadian Clarinetist Christine Carter has performed at venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. She is the clarinetist of the critically acclaimed Iris Trio and Dark by Five inter-arts ensemble, and regularly collaborates with Duo Concertante, with whom she has released two albums on Marquis Classics. Her performances have been praised for their “striking expression” (Bremen Wester Kurier), “seductive tone and effortless fluidity” (The Clarinet), and “golden legato” (Fanfare Magazine),… Read more

Iris Trio

Praised for their “beauty of sound and striking expression” (Bremen Weser Kurier), the Iris Trio(clarinetist Christine Carter, violist Zoë Martin-Doike, and pianist Anna Petrova) is known for their imaginative programming and powerhouse performances. Their 2013 debut at the German Consulate in New York City was met by a sold-out audience and followed by an immediate invitation to the prestigious Mozartfest in Würzburg, Germany. The Trio subsequently gave the world premiere of Christof Weiß’s Conversation Among… Read more

Zoë Martin-Doike

Violinist/violist Zoë Martin-Doike is an exciting and versatile artist who engages in a wide variety of musical activities. A passionate chamber musician, Zoë is a member of the critically acclaimed Iris Trio, which has toured extensively in Canada, and will tour Germany this spring. Previously, she was a founding member of the Aizuri Quartet which garnered top prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and held residencies at the Curtis Institute of Music… Read more

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