Irrera Brothers in the News

‘Peace on Earth’ First-of-its-kind concert to benefit Peace Garden Foundation
October 15, 2016
BATAVIA — A holiday concert scheduled Nov. 13 at Batavia High School is a premier event sponsored by the International Peace Garden Foundation in conjunction with the Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden.

Irrera Brothers & Friends present ‘Fishing Expedition’
Greece Post
February 18, 2015
ROCHESTER- The Irrera Brothers Duo, along with musicians from the Eastman and Hochstein School of Music, will perform Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet on March 2nd at 7pm at the Performance Hall at Hochstein (50 N. Plymouth Ave; Rochester, NY 14614). Admission is free and open to the public.

Irrera brothers poised to make Eastman history
By Roger Muehlig,
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:49 am
BATAVIA — Brothers John and Joseph Irrera are poised to make some history this week when they receive their doctorate of musical arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. The Batavia natives will be the first siblings in the school’s 93-year history to get their doctorate diplomas at the same time.

A return to Carnegie Hall
By Roger Muehlig
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:03 am
BATAVIA — Brothers John and Joseph Irrera will be back at Carnegie Hall in New York City Friday night for a two-hour music recital that includes the world premiere of an up-tempo piece composed by a fellow Rochester resident.

Batavia music prodigies to perform at GCC Sunday
The Batavian Newspaper | by Daniel Crofts | November 3, 2012
For John and Joseph Irrera, it all started with an owl that liked to play the saxophone and a little boy who signed up to play the violin without telling his parents. Joseph and John graduated from Batavia High School in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and since then they have had a quite successful run as a piano-violin duo. On Sunday, they will kick off the “Irrera Brothers Chamber Music Series” at GCC.

Irreras chamber series delivers ‘more intimate’ music experience
Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:30 am | Updated: 11:53 am, Thu Nov 1, 2012
By Ben Beagle
BATAVIA — To open the first concert in the Irrera Brothers Chamber Music Series on Sunday, brothers John and Joseph Irrera have chosen two pieces from a husband and wife
composing duo.

Irreras, GSO expand repertoires for new chamber concert series
Four concerts will bring world of talent to Genesee County
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:30 am | Updated: 12:18 am, Thu Sep 20, 2012. By Ben Beagle
The Genesee Symphony Orchestra is extending its musical brand this season with a new chamber music series organized by Batavia brothers Joseph and John Irrera

Irrera named GSO concertmaster
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 4:08 pm, Tue Sep 11, 2012.
By Ben Beagle Genesee Symphony Orchestra Conductor Raffaele Ponti had always hoped violinist and Batavia native John Irrera could play more with his hometown orchestra. This season, Ponti gets his wish.

La Prensa Libre
San Jose, Costa Rica
Viernes 24 de agosto de 2012
Photos: Mónica Sibaja Láscarez
La relación sanguínea que existe entre los estadounidenses John y Joseph ha sido parte de las buenas experiencias que han obtenido en su Carrera dentro de la música clásica, con un repertorio balanceado de las obras de los compositors más reconocidos de la historia.

The Irrera Brothers set to release first album
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 2:45 am | Updated: 1:29 am, Thu Jul 26, 2012. By Joanne Beck
BATAVIA — Joseph and John Irrera have already won prestigious competitions, professionally toured France, Italy and Germany, performed at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall (twice) and are planning a concert tour of Costa Rica at the invitation of the national university.

Batavia’s Irrera brothers are bound for Carnegie Hall — again !
By Scott DeSmit
Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:00 am Here’s how it was in the Irrera household when John and Joseph were young boys:
Mom Judy would play music, mainly ’80s rock. Van Halen. Aerosmith. She had a drum set and would pound away while her sons marched.

Their practice pays off
Irrera brothers reflect on Carnegie Hall concert
By Roger Muehlig
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:40 AM EDT
Now that brothers Joseph and John Irrera have made their debuts at Carnegie Hall, the Batavia natives would like to play the famous New York City music venue again some time.

Next stop … Carnegie Hall
By Roger Muehlig
Saturday, April 11, 2009 6:16 AM EDT
ROCHESTER — Brothers Joseph and John Irrera have both been to Carnegie Hall before. “In the audience, though,” said Joseph.
That will change on Easter Sunday when the Batavia natives perform in the Winners’ Recital of American Protégé Competition at the famed New York City music theater.