Music 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 ICC event will honor Fred Stobaugh http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/icc-event-will-honor-fred-stobaugh <p>This week, we're talking with Jacob Colgan, about "An Evening with Fred." The event honors Peoria's Fred Stobaugh, who became a YouTube sensation, and the oldest songwriter to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with his song, "Oh Sweet Lorraine." Colgan talks about discovering Stobaugh through a songwriting contest, and about the love story that inspired the song. The event also features performances by the ICC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Larry Harms Trio and others. It takes place Saturday night at 7:00 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 20225 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ICC event will honor Fred Stobaugh 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 Heartland Festival Orchestra welcomes New Year with music http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/heartland-festival-orchestra-welcomes-new-year-music <p>David Commanday, Artistic Director of the <a href="http://www.heartlandfestivalorchestra.org/">Heartland Festival Orchestra</a>, talks about the orchestra's upcoming concert, "Vienna to Broadway," which traces the musical evolution from Viennese waltzes and light opera to the Broadway stage. The concert features a return performance from vocalist Doug LaBrecque, and newcomer Lisa Vroman. It begins Saturday night at 7:30 at <a href="http://fivepointswashington.org/">Five Points Washington</a>.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 17403 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Heartland Festival Orchestra welcomes New Year with music Out and About - December 20, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-december-20-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with Mark Grizzard, Music Director of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale. They're presenting their annual holiday concert, "An American Family Christmas," with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday at 2:30, at Five Points Washington. This is Grizzard's first season with the Chorale, and he talks about bringing his own touch to the group's signature concert. Grizzard also contributed two original arrangements to the program.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 16583 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - December 20, 2013 Out and About - December 6, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-december-6-2013 <p>Joseph Henry directs the Eureka College Chamber Singers in their 25th annual Christmas Renaissance Dinner this weekend. Henry talks about the program, and how it differs from other madrigal dinners in the region. The event features a new script written each year, and period music selected to tell the story of the Nativity. Performances begin at 6:00 Saturday and Sunday at the Cerf Center at Eureka College.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 15926 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - December 6, 2013 Out and About - November 22, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-november-22-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with John Jost, conductor of the Bradley Community Chorus. Their fall concert, with the Bradley Symphony Orchestra, presents settings of the "Te Deum."&nbsp; Jost talks about the celebratory nature of the text has inspired many composers to "pull out all the stops," and about how the chorus and orchestra practice separately for most of the rehearsal process. The concert will be presented&nbsp;Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:02:01 +0000 Nathan Irwin 15318 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - November 22, 2013 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 - October 25, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-october-25-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with David Commanday, conductor of the Heartland Festival Orchestra, and violist Max Mandel who featured in the HFO's upcoming concert. They talk about some of the works on the program, which includes Carl Stamitz's Viola Concerto; and about the differences between playing with full orchestras, chamber orchestras and smaller ensembles. The Heartland Festival Orchestra performs Saturday night at 7:30 at Five Points Washington.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13952 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - October 25, 2013 Out and About - October 18, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-october-18-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with Jared Bartman about his new album "Misery Makes Strange Bedfellows." It's being released in conjunction with a concert on Thursday, October 31st at the Apollo Theatre, which also features performances by John Vanderslice and Samantha Crain. We listen to a few tracks from the new album, and talk a little about Bartman's upcoming tour of the East Coast.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13595 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - October 18, 2013