Peoria Symphony Orchestra http://peoriapublicradio.org en Bela Fleck brings his Banjo Concerto to PSO concert http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bela-fleck-brings-his-banjo-concerto-pso-concert <p>This week, we're talking with banjo virtuoso and multiple-Grammy-winner Bela Fleck. He's performing his composition "The Imposter," a concerto for banjo and orchestra, with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in their concert on Saturday night. He talks about the piece itself, the story behind its composition, and his wide-ranging musical career and collaborations.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 21617 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bela Fleck brings his Banjo Concerto to PSO concert PSO offers "Romance" in its next concert http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pso-offers-romance-its-next-concert <p>This week, we're talking with George Stelluto, about "Romance," tonights concert with the <a href="http://peoriasymphony.org">Peoria Symphony Orchestra</a>. Stelluto talks about striking&nbsp; a balance between large, orchestral pieces on the program and smaller works performed by a jazz combo. He also talks about working with soloists Linden Christ and Ryan Lanning to select the music in the concert. And he talks about some of his own favorites -- from Nat "King" Cole and Billy Eckstine, among others.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:00:01 +0000 Nathan Irwin 18993 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PSO offers "Romance" in its next concert Out and About - November 8, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-november-8-2013 <p>The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents its latest concert, "Allure of Paris," tomorrow night at Grace Presbyetrian Church in Peoria. We're talking with Music Director George Stelluto about some of the works on the program, including a Mozart symphony and a Viola Concerto by Gösta Nystroem,&nbsp;a Swedish composer who lived and studied in Paris.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14594 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - November 8, 2013 Out and About - May 10, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-may-10-2013 <P>The Peoria Symphony Orchestra brings its 2012-2013 to a close with this weekend's concert, "Visions of Beauty." Music Director George Stelluto talks about the concert, which&nbsp; features a return visit by soprano Kara Shay Thomson. He talks about what he looks for when selecting soloists for each concert, and about the selections on the program: a Mozart overture, opera arias, and Mahler's Fourth Symphony. The concert is Saturday night at 8:00 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria.</P> Fri, 10 May 2013 18:38:40 +0000 Nathan Irwin 5391 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - March 1, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-march-1-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with George Stelluto, Music Director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. Their concert Saturday night features music of Mozart, Rossini, Maurice Ravel and Jacques Ibert. Stelluto talks about the pieces on the program and how they fit together. The concert will also feature a performance by winners of the Peoria Symphony Guild's young artist competition.</P> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 1787 at http://peoriapublicradio.org