This week, we're talking with Tengku Irfan. The young pianist is the featured soloist in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra's concert this weekend. Called "American Classics," the program features works by George Antheil, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein. We talk a little bit about the three pieces, each of which incorporates elements of jazz. We also talk about balancing a busy concert schedule with academic commitments, and about Irfan's double interest in performing and composing.
The Peoria Symphony Orchestra is in concert tomorrow night at 8:00 at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre.