Music http://peoriapublicradio.org en Barry Cloyd brings "Roots of Folk" to GAR Hall http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/barry-cloyd-brings-roots-folk-gar-hall <p>This week, we're talking with Barry Cloyd. He and his band Celtricity are headlining the "Roots of Folk" concert, Saturday night at 7:30 at the GAR Hall in downtown Peoria. He talks about the two other bands on the program -- The Way Down Wanderers, and Walten Pond. He contrasts the generational approaches to folk music the three bands offer. And he updates us on some of his other musical projects.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 24472 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Barry Cloyd brings "Roots of Folk" to GAR Hall HFO closes season with a double dose of Beethoven http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hfo-closes-season-double-dose-beethoven <p>David Commanday, Artistic Director of the <a href="http://heartlandfestivalorchestra.org">Heartland Festival Orchestra</a>, talks about this weekend's upcoming concert. "Victorious Beethoven" pairs the composer's Fourth and Fifth Symphonies. Commanday contrasts the two symphonies, and talks about another piece on the program, which features the orchestra's principal instrumentalists. "Victorious Beethoven" will be performed Saturday night at 7:30 at <a href="http://fivepointswashington.org">Five Points Washington</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 24118 at http://peoriapublicradio.org HFO closes season with a double dose of Beethoven "Smokey Joe's Cafe" offers tour of popular music history http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/smokey-joes-cafe-offers-tour-popular-music-history <p>This week we're talking with Peggy Beaux Hupp. She;s directing "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at <a href="http://www.peoriaplayers.org/">Peoria Players Theatre</a>. The show is a "jukebox" musical, built around the music of Mike Stoller and Jerry Lieber. We talk about some of the numbers featured in the show, about finding the right voices to make up the cast, and about the challenge of directing a musical with no story line and no recurring characaters. "Smokey Joe's Cafe" runs June 5th through 9th at Peoria Players.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 23767 at http://peoriapublicradio.org "Smokey Joe's Cafe" offers tour of popular music history Civic Chorale presents a program of American music this weekend http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/civic-chorale-presents-program-american-music-weekend <p>This week, we're talking with Mark Grizzard, from the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, about their spring concert, "Music of Our Homeland." The program draws from range of American musical traditions -- folks songs, gospel, bluegrass and contemporary pop. Grizzard talks about some of the individual pieces, and about what ties them together. Performances are Saturday night at 7:30, and Sunday afternoon at 2:30, at First Federated Church in Peoria.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 22677 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Civic Chorale presents a program of American music this weekend HFO brings Barbara Padilla for special performance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hfo-brings-barbara-padilla-special-performance <p>This week, we're talking with David Commanday, Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra. They've added an additional concert to their 2013-14, featuring a return appearance by soprano Barbara Padilla. Padilla has performed with the HFO. For this concert, she'll be presenting material from her forthcoming CD. The concert is Saturday night at 7:30 at Five Points Washington.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 22319 at http://peoriapublicradio.org HFO brings Barbara Padilla for special performance 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