Previous Seasons

Season:  2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

2015-2016 Concert Season

September 19, 2015  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Carnival!”

George Stelluto, conductor

Charles Yang, violin

  • Collins: Mardi Gras
  • Corigliano: Red Violin Chaconne
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka

 

October 17, 2015  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“World-Artist”

George Stelluto, conductor

Audra McDonald, voice

 

November 21, 2015  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Bravura!”

George Stelluto, conductor

Brinton Smith, cello

  • Verdi: La Forza del Destino
  • Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919)
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto

 

January 24, 2016  –  3:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Fairy Tales & Scary Tails”

George Stelluto, conductor

Kim Pereira, narrator

  • Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
  • Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite
  • Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals

 

February 13, 2016  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Romance”

George Stelluto, conductor

Marisa Buchheit, soprano

  • Rossini: Italian Girl in Algiers, Overture
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
  • Ravel: Bolero
  • Songs and Arias with Marisa Buchheit

 

March 12, 2016  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Mozart Madness”

George Stelluto, conductor

Julianne Grace Park, Fiordiligi

Veronica Jensen, Dorabella,

Nathanial Olson, Guglielmo

Chad Cygan, Ferrando

Allyson Herman, Despina

Robert Mellon, Don Alfonso

Noby Ishida, harpsichord

  • Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte

 

April 16, 2016  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“American Classics”

George Stelluto, conductor

Tengku Irfan, piano

  • Antheil: Jazz Symphony
  • Copland: Music for the Theater
  • Bernstein Symphony No. 2

 

May 7, 2013  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Legendary London”

George Stelluto, conductor

Nicholas Stovall, oboe

  • Arnold: Sweeney Todd
  • Paul McCartney: Spiral
  • Vaughn Williams: Oboe Concerto
  • Elgar: Enigma Variations

 

2014-2015 Concert Season

September 20, 2014  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“World-Artist Sarah Chang”

George Stelluto, conductor

Sarah Chang, violin

  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

 

October 18, 2014  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Romeo & Juliet”

George Stelluto, conductor

  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (selections)
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suites 1-3

 

November 22, 2014  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Nature’s Majesty”

George Stelluto, conductor

Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin

Michael Dicker, bassoon

  • Vaughn Williams: The Lark Ascending
  • Williams: Five Sacred Trees
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

 

January 17, 2015  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Festa Italiana”

George Stelluto, conductor

John McMurtery, flute

  • Rota, Trombone Concerto
  • Vivaldi: Flute Concerto
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 8, No. 1 in D
  • Respighi: Three Botticelli Paintings

 

March 14, 2015  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Visions of Vienna”

George Stelluto, conductor

James Riggs, oboe

Roger Garrett, clarinet

Michael Dicker, bassoon

  • Salieri: La Grotta di Frofonio
  • W.A. MozartL: Sinfonia Concertante
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

 

April 19, 2015  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Matinee at the Movies”

George Stelluto, conductor

  • Selections from Beauty and the Beast, E. T. Frozen, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Lincoln, Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz and more!

 

May 9, 2015 –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Gustav Mahler”

George Stelluto, conductor

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 7

 

2013 – 2014 Concert Season

September 28, 2013  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Passion and Power”

George Stelluto, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

  • Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture, WWV 63
  • R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
  • Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

 

October 19, 2013  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Yin & Yang”

George Stelluto, conductor

Charles Yang, violin

  • Tchaikovsky: Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem, op. 15
  • Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op, 35
  • A. Ranjbaran/C. Yang: Concerto for Popular Culture & Orchestra (World Premiere commissioned by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 (“Little Russian”)

 

November 09, 2013  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Allure of Paris”

George Stelluto, conductor

Katherine Lewis, viola

Nichole Luchs, harp

  • Faurè: Masques et Bergamasques, Op. 112
  • Debussy: Sacred & Profane Danses, CD 113, L. 103
  • G. Nystroem: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra: Homage a la France (U.S. Premiere)
  • W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 31, k. 297 (“Paris”)
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

 

January 19, 2014  –  3:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Matinee at the Movies”

George Stelluto, conductor

Dan Diorio, emcee

Greg Batton, emcee

  • Korngold: Overture to Captain Blood
  • Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Horner: Titanic
  • Steiner: Tara from Gone with the Wind
  • Lei: Love Story
  • Hupfeld: As Time Goes By from Casablanca
  • Webster & Jarre: Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein II: Sound of Music
  • J. Williams: Theme from Superman
  • Elfman: Music from Spiderman
  • Hefti: Batman Theme
  • J. Williams: Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
  • Shore: Lord of the Rings Symphonic Suite
  • J. Williams: Star Trek Through the Years
  • J. Williams: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • J. Williams: The Empire Strikes Back Medley

 

February 14, 2014  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Romance”

George Stelluto, conductor

Linden Christ, soprano; Ryan Lanning, tenor

Greg Duncan Latin Combo

Performers – Greg Duncan, tenor, Patrick Mulcahy, bass, Jon Deitemyer, drums, Stuart Mindeman, piano

  • Legrand, Marilyn & Alan Bergman: Michel Legrand Selections (arr. Ian Polster)
  • Ellington & Mills: If Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing (arr. Chuck Sayre)
  • Ellington: Sophisticated Lady
  • Anderson: Blue Tango
  • Fabian & Schwandt: Dream a Little Dream of Me (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Mancini & Mercer: Moon River (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Traditional: Romance Anónimo
  • Loesser: I’ve Never Been in Love Before (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Berlin, Dorothy & Herbert Fields: Anything you Can Do I Can Do Better (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Joel: Just the Way you Are
  • Rota: Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet
  • Piazzolla: Tango #1
  • Piazzolla: Tango #2
  • Paiff: La vie en Rose (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Sample & Jennings: One Day, I’ll Fly Away (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Baerwald & Gilbert: Come What May (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Rodgers & Hart: My Funny Valentine (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Brel: Ne me Quitte Pas’ (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • J. Strauss, Jr.: Wine, Women and Song Waltz
  • Nat King Cold: Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (arr. Greg Duncan)
  • Bernstein: Make our Garden Grow (arr. Greg Duncan)

 

March 15, 2014  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Vivaldi’s Four Seasons”

George Stelluto, conductor

Paul Kantor, violin

  • Handel: Alexander’s Feast, HWV 75
  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Op. 8
  • Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes

 

April 12, 2014  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“American Classics with Béla Fleck”

George Stelluto, conductor

Béla Fleck, banjo

Nathaniel Olson, baritone

  • Copland: Music for Movies
  • Copland: Old American Songs
  • Bernstein: On the Town, Dances
  • Fleck: Concerto for Banjo & Orchestra (Illinois Premiere)

 

May 11, 2014  –  3:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Daydreams”

George Stelluto, conductor

Nina Yoshida Nelsen, mezzo-soprano

Jeff Nelsen, horn

  • W.A. Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620
  • W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto No.2 in E-flat Major, K. 417
  • Bizet: Habenera from Carmen
  • Saint-Saën: Mon Coeur s’ouvre à ta voix From Samson and Delilah
  • R. O’Connell: Remembering the Future
  • F. Sartori & L. Quarantotto: Con te Partirò
  • Dvořàk: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2012-2013 Concert Season

September 22, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Broadway Tonight!”

George Stelluto, conductor

 

October 13, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“A Grand Occasion”

George Stelluto, conductor

Anna Lee, violin

  • Rossini: William Tell Overture
  • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 63
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64

 

November 10, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Fantastic Journey”

George Stelluto, conductor

  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

 

November 30, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Music of Kings”

George Stelluto, conductor

  • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
  • Hindemith: Suite of French Dances
  • G.F. Handel: Water Music
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella suite

 

February 09, 2013  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Romance”

George Stelluto, conductor

Jade Simmons, piano

  • Ravel: Boléro
  • Gershwin: Cuban Overture
  • Gershwin: Concerto in F
  • Gershwin: Second Rhapsody

 

March 02, 2013  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Kaleidoscope”

George Stelluto, conductor

Kyle Dzapo, flute

  • Rossini: Overture to Barber of Seville
  • Ibert: Concerto for Flute
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 38, K. 504 (“Prague”)

 

April 13, 2013  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“André Watts Plays Beethoven”

George Stelluto, conductor

André Watts, piano

  • Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 for Piano and Orchestra in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

 

May 11, 2013  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Visions of Beauty”

George Stelluto, conductor

Kara Shay Thomson, soprano

  • W.A. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
  • Beethoven: Ah! Perfido, Op. 65
  • W. A. Mozart: A questo seno deh vieni, K. 374
  • Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G Major

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2011-2012 Concert Season

September 17, 2011  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Classics 1”

George Stelluto, conductor

James DePreist, guest conductor

Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

  • J. Orfe: Quest (World Premiere – commissioned by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra)
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3

 

October 19, 2011  –  12:00 PM  –  Gar Hall

“Banker Hour October Show

Jared Bartman, performer

Stephanie Bartman, performer

  • Varied Songs by Stephen Foster

 

October 22, 2011  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Classics 2”

George Stelluto, conductor

Aaron Schock, narrator

 Kara Shay Thomson, soprano, Mark Thomsen, tenor; Paul Kreider, baritone

Lee Wenger, narrator

  • R. Harris: Symphony No. 6 (“Gettysburg”)
  • Copland: A Lincoln Portrait
  • Gottschalk: Symphony No. 2, (“Montevideo”)
  • E. Collins: Daughter of the South

 

October 23, 2011  –  4:00 PM  – Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences

“Women Composers”

George Stelluto, Conductor

  • Fanny Mendelssohn: Vier Klavierstucke
  • M. Appledorn: Four Duos for Viola and Cello
  • R. Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano
  • Higdon: Legacy
  • S. Ran: Fantasy Variations
  • Carreno: Ballade, opus 15

 

November 16, 2011  –  12:00 PM  –  Gar Hall

“Banker Hour November Show”

Connie Tumminelli, conductor

Richwoods High School Madrigal Singers, chorus

 

November 21, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Peoria Civic Center Theater

“A Concert of Thanksgiving”

George Stelluto, Conductor; Peoria Area Civic Chorale, Chorus; Jon Clark, Accompanist; Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus, Chorus; Anna Price, Accompanist; Kaelen E. Henry: Soprano; Nichole Mansfield: Soprano; Jennifer Reece: Soprano

  • Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
  • Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
  • Holcolm: Festive Sounds of Hanukkah
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Selections
  • Lock: America the Beautiful
  • J. Strauss Jr.: Radetzky March
  • J. Strauss Jr.: Beautiful Danube
  • Gross: Celebrate the Season
  • W. A. Mozart: Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate
  • Waldteufel: Skaters’ Waltz
  • Miller: Sanctus
  • A. Adam, Rutter: O Holy Night
  • Pierpont, Snyder: Jingle Bells
  • Luck: Angels we have Heard on High
  • Gordon: A Tribute of Carols
  • O come All Ye Faithful
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Deck the Halls
  • Joy to the World
  • G. F. Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah

 

December 16 , 2011 – 12:00 PM  –  Gar Hall

“Banker Hour December Show

 

January 14, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Classics 3”

George Stelluto, conductor

David Taylor, violin

Richard Hirschl, cello

  • S. Heinemann: Metropassacaglia
  • Weill: Symphony No. 2
  • Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102

 

January 25, 2012  –  12:00 PM  –  Gar Hall

“Banker Hour January Show”

 

February 07, 2012  –  7:30 PM – Eureka College Becker Auditorium

“Free Men and Free Minds!”

 

February 14, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Valentine’s Day: The Romantic Gershwins”

 George Stelluto, conductor

Richard Kogan, piano

  • George Gershwin: American in Paris
  • Swanee
  • Summertime It Ain’t Necessarily So (arr. Earl Wild)
  • Lullaby
  • Embraceable You
  • The Man I Love
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Summertime
  • I Got Rhythm
  • Rhapsody in Blue

 

February 18, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Classics 4”

George Stelluto, conductor

Jeffrey Holbrook, trumpet

  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
  • Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto in A-flat Major
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major

 

February 22, 2012  –  12:00 PM  –  GAR Hall – 416 Hamilton Blvd.

“Cinderhood! The February Bankers Hours Concert”

 Chicago Opera Play House, performers

 

March 13, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Classics 5”

George Stelluto, conductor

Qi Xu, piano

Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin

Manpreet Bedi, tabla

  • Khoury: Intermezzo for Orchestra
  • Korde: Svara-Yantra for Solo Violin, Tabla, and Orchestra
  • Chen Yi: Piano Concerto
  • Chavez: Paisajes Mexicanos
  • F. B. Price: Symphony in E Minor

 

March 14, 2012  –  7:00 PM – ICC Performing Arts Center

PSO Chamber Players at ICC

 

March 19, 2012  –  7:30 PM  –  Eureka College Becker Auditorium

“Contemporary Latin Composers”

Kyle Dzapo, flute

Adriana La Rosa Ransom, cello

John Orfe, piano

  • J. I. Lopez: Schoenberg no ha Muerto
  • Moya: Rayela Preludes
  • Lavista: Cuaderno de Viaje
  • Carreno: Ballade, Op. 15
  • Villa-Lobos: Assoblo a Jato
  • Zyman: Sonata for Flute and Piano

 

March 26, 2012  –  7:00 PM  –  Five Points – Washington

“Big Band Just Got Bigger!”

George Stelluto, conductor

Bradley University Jazz Ensemble

 

April 13, 2012  –  7:00 PM  –  The Cathedral of Saint Mary

“Music in Sacred Places”

 New York Polyphony, performers – Geoffrey Williams, countertenor; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor; Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone; Craig Phillips, bass

 

April 18, 2012  –  7:30 PM  –  Trinity Lutheran

“The Genius of Beethoven”

Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin

John Orfe, piano

Adriana de la Rosa Ransom, cello

  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70, no. 1 (“Ghost”)
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, (“Hammerklavier”)

 

April 21, 2012  –  8:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Classics 6, Missa Solemnis”

George Stelluto, conductor

Heather Youngquist, soprano; Ann Sauder, alto; Kevin Ray, tenor; Evan Boyer bass

Bradley University Chorale; Bradley Community Chorus, John Jost, director

Illinois State University Concert Choir, Caryl Carlson, director

Milikin University Choir, Brad Holmes, director

  • Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Op. 123

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2010 – 2011 Concert Season

September 18, 2010  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription I”

George Stelluto, conductor

  • Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Orfe: The Journeyman Progressions
  • W. Schumann: Symphony No. 5
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”)

 

September 24, 2010  –  7:00 PM

“Classical Mystery Tour”

 

October 23, 2010  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription II”

 George Stelluto, conductor

Terrence Wilson, piano

  • Lucas: Festival Celebration Music in a Russian Style
  • Prokofiev: Symphony #7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 31
  • Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 for Piano in C Minor, Op. 18

 

November 13, 2010  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription III”

George Stelluto, conductor

Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano; Nina Yoshida Nelson, mezzo-soprano; Kevin Murphy, tenor; Jordan Bisch, bass

Anna Lee, violin

 Bradley Chorale, guest chorus

Western Illinois University Singers, guest chorus

  • W. A. Mozart: Overture to Der Schauspieldirektor, K. 486
  • W. A. Mozart: Opera Scenes and Arias
  • Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni, non tardar (The Marriage of Figaro)
  • Voi che sapete (The Marriage of Figaro)
  • Un’ moto di gioia (The Marriage of Figaro)
  • Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)
  • Parto, parto (Clemenza di Tito)
  • Aprite un po’ quegli occhi (Marriage of Figaro)
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto #3 in G Major, K. 216
  • W. A. Mozart: Coronation Mass with Soloists and Chorus, K. 317

 

January 15, 2011  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription IV”

George Stelluto, conductor

  • Milhaud: La Création du Monde, Op. 81
  • Bloch: Concerto Grosso #1
  • Beethoven: Overture to Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

 

February 19, 2011  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription V”

George Stelluto, conductor

Joseph Johnson, cello

  • H. Ruo: Path of Echoes (Illinois Premiere)
  • R. Schumann: Concerto for Cello in A Minor, Op. 129
  • R. Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97

 

March 08, 2011  –  7:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church

“Vienna Boys Choir”

Vienna Boys Choir, chorus

 

March 26, 2011  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription VI”

Michael Gilbert, conductor

Saeka Matsuyama, violin

  • E. Zwilich: Concerto Grosso (Illinois Premiere)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
  • R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60

 

April 16, 2011  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription VII”

George Stelluto, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin

  • R. Whiting: A Richard Whiting Fantasy (World Premiere)
  • Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
  • A. Ranjbaran: Justice (World Premiere)
  • Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo et Juliet, Op. 64

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2009-2010 Concert Season

September 12, 2009  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription I”

 Michael Butterman, conductor

Andrew Van Oeyen, piano

  • Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73
  • Elgar: Enimga Variations, Op. 36

 

October 10, 2009 – 8:00 PM – Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription II”

Sarah Hatsuko Hicks, conductor

Roger Garrett, clarinet

  • Dvořák: In Nature’s Realm, Op. 91
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for Clarinet, Op. 26
  • Smetana: Vltava
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
  • Debussy: La Mer

 

November 7, 2009 – 8:00 PM – Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription III”

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin

  • Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1
  • Kernis: Air for Violin and Orchestra
  • Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No. 6, Op. 191
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (“Pathétique”)

 

January 16, 2010 – 8:00 PM – Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription IV”

Leslie Dunner, conductor

Chad Hoopes, violin

  • Pärt: Cantus in Memorium, Benjamin Britten
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in A Major, K 219
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27

 

February 13, 2010 – 8:00 PM – Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription V”

George Stelluto, conductor

Benjamin Moser, piano

  • B. Ranjbaran: Seven Passages
  • Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

 

March 27, 2010 – 8:00 PM – Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription VI”

Robert Franz, conductor

Adriana La Rosa Ransom, cello

  • Daugherty: Red Cape Tango
  • Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op 14

 

April 10, 2010 – 8:00 PM – Peoria Civic Center Theater

The Music of Led “Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony”

Brent Havens, conductor

 

April 24, 2010  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Subscription VII”

Brett Mitchell, conductor

Gleb Ivanov, piano

  • Torke: Javelin
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2008-2009 Concert Season

September 13, 2008  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Romantic Rhapsody” – Gala Opening Concert

David Commanday, conductor

Wonny Song, piano

  • Corigliano: Promenade Overture
    Hanson: Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 (“The Romantic”)
    Bernstein: Divertimento
    Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Ferde Grofé)

 

October 09, 2008  –  10:00 AM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage”

David Commanday, conductor

 

October 25, 2008  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Beyond Baroque!”

 David Commanday, conductor

Crispian Steele-Perkins, trumpet

  • J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BMV 1047
    Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto, RV 477
    Vivaldi: 2-Trumpet Concerto, RV 537
    Leopold Mozart: Concerto for Trumpet
    W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425

 

November 22, 2008  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Symphonic Scandinavia”

David Commanday, conductor

Marina Lomazov, piano

  • Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, #2
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
  • Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (“The Inextinguishable”)

 

January 24, 2009  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Ellington Elegy”

David Commanday, conductor

Bradley University Jazz Ensemble

  • Walker: Lyric for Strings
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt (traditional)
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt (arr. Ellington)
  • Ellington: Harlem
  • Ellington: 2 Movements from the ballet, The River

 

February 14, 2009  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Time for Three”

David Commanday, conductor

Time for Three

Central Illinois Youth Symphony

  • Paganini: Moto Perpetuo, Op. 11
  • Higdon: Concerto 4-3
  • Gould: Spirituals
  • Anderson: Fiddle Faddle

 

March 28, 2009  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Images of the West”

David Commanday, conductor

Carlo Ponti Jr., guest conductor

  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Joan Tower: Made in America
  • Copland: Billy the Kid Suite
  • Ives: Symphony No. 1

 

April 25, 2009  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Beethoven IX”

David Commanday, conductor

Katherine Lerner, soprano; Amber Wagner, mezzo; Philip Lima, tenor; Edward Mout, bass-baritone

Peoria Area Civic Chorale

Bradley Chorale

  • Beethoven: Selections from Fidelio Overture
  • Solo Quartet, Act One: Mir ist so wunderbar
  • Prisoner’s Chorus: O welche Lust!
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, (“Choral”)

 

May 02, 2009  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“An Evening with Mark O’Connor”

David Commanday, conductor

  • Bolcum: Derby Dressage
  • Mark O’Connor: Americana Symphony
  • Mark O’Connor: Strings and Threads
  • Mark O’Connor: Surrender the Sword
  • Mark O’Connor: Call of the Mockingbird

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2007-2008 Concert Season

September 15, 2007  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Red, White & Blue”

David Commanday, conductor

Lara St. John, violin

  • Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
  • Corigliano: Red Violin Suite
  • Griffes: The White Peacock
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

 

October 27, 2007  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Heavenly Horn”

David Commanday, conductor

Eric Ruske, horn

  • Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major, La Chasse (“The Hunt”)
  • R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11
  • W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60

 

November 17, 2007  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Saxophone Dances”

David Commanday, conductor

Capitol Saxophone Quartet

  • John Adams: The Chairman Dances from Nixon in China
  • Philip Glass: Saxophone Quartet Concerto
  • Bernstein: Three Dances Episodes from On the Town
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris

 

January 19, 2008  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

”Baroque and Jazz”

 David Commanday, conductor

Krzysztof Jablonski, piano

  • Panufnik: Jagiellonian Triptych
  • Bach: Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052
  • Milhaud: La Creation du Monde, Op. 81a
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

 

February 16, 2008  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“American Frontiers”

David Commanday, conductor

  • J. Williams: Cowboys Overture
  • Copland: The Red Pony
  • R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 Opening
  • Holst: Planets, op. 32 – Mars
  • J. Williams: Suite from E.T.
  • J. Williams: Suite from Star Wars

 

March 15, 2008  |  7:30 PM   |  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“A Russian Master”

David Commanday, conductor

Wolfgang Schmidt, cellist

  • Shostakovich: Festive Overture
  • Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47

 

March 24, 2008  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“World Artist Series – Joshua Bell”

David Commanday, conductor

Joshua Bell, violin

  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E Minor, Op. 64
  • Ponce: Estrellita for Violin and Orchestra
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major (“Spring”), Op. 38

 

April 26, 2008  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Vienna in Song”

David Commanday, conductor

Christopheren Nomura, baritone

  • Schubert: Der Erlkönig
  • Beethoven: Overture to Leonore no. 3, Op. 72
  • Mahler: Lieder eines fahrended Gesellen (“Songs of a Wayfarer”)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E, Op. 98

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2006 – 2007 Concert Season

September 16, 2006  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Musical Jewels!”

David Commanday, conductor

Orion Weiss, piano

  • Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri Overture
  • Chopin: Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 21
  • Bizet: Symphony in C

 

October 28, 2006  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Evelyn!”

David Commanday, conductor

Evelyn Glennie, percussion

  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Rouse: Der Gerettete Alberich
  • Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24

 

November 11, 2006  –  4:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church – Knoxville & Forest Hill

“Family: Peanuts and Pinocchio!”

 David Commanday, conductor

Lee Wenger, narrator

  • Blake: Nursery Rhyme Overture
  • Zwilich: Peanuts Gallery
  • Gandolfi: Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland

 

November 18, 2006  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Carmina Burana”

David Commanday, conductor

Peoria Area Civic Chorale

Bradley Choruses

Helen Todd, soprano; Barrington Coleman, tenor; Neil Wilson, baritone

  • Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes
  • Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

 

January 20, 2007  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Amadeus”

David Commanday, conductor

Mathieu Dufour, flute

  • Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte Overture, K. 588
  • Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K. 313
  • Mozart: Prague Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504

 

February 17, 2007  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Sheer Romance”

David Commanday, conductor

Allison Eldredge, cello

  • Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85
  • Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36

 

March 24, 2007  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Bach to Beethoven”

 David Commanday, conductor

Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin

Michael Ericson, oboe

  • Bach: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
  • Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV 1060
  • Beethoven: Romance for Violin in F, Op. 50
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8, Op. 93

 

April 17, 2007  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“World Artist Series – Itzhak Perlman”

David Commanday, conductor

Itzhak Perlman, violin

  • Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
  • Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26
  • Williams: Theme from Schindler’s List
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64

 

May 05, 2007  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Porgy and Bess”

David Commanday, conductor

Kishna Davis, soprano

George Washington III, baritone

Heritage Ensemble Chorus

  • Wm. Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony
  • Gershwin: A Symphonic Picture, Porgy and Bess (Arr. By Robert Russell Bennett)

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2005 – 2006 Concert Season

September 17, 2005  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Russian Impressions”

David Commanday, conductor

Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

  • Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23
  • Prokofiev: Autumnal Sketch, Op. 8
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

 

October 15, 2005  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Idyllic Visions”

David Commanday, conductor

Marcia Henry-Liebenow, violin

  • Schubert: Symphony No. 8, The Unfinished, d. 759
  • Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, The Scottish, Op. 56

 

October 29, 2005  –  4:00 PM  –  Grace Presbyterian Church – Knoxville & Forest Hill

“Peter vs. The Wolf”

David Commanday, conductor

 

November 12, 2005  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“A Magical Mix“

David Commanday, conductor

  • Olly Wilson: Expansions III
  • Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka Ballet Suite

January 21, 2006  –  7:30 PM   –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Espana”

David Commanday, conductor

Sharon Isbin, guitar

  • Chabrier: Espana
  • Rouse: Concert de Gaudi
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
  • Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnol

 

February 11, 2006  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“String Virtues”

David Commanday, conductor

Chiara String Quartet

  • Mozart: Serenade no. 6, K 239, Serenata Notturna
  • Yannatos: String Quartet Concerto
  • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
  • Brahms: Quartet in G minor

 

March 11, 2006  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Glorious Youth”

 David Commanday, conductor

Ji-Yong, piano

Central Illinois Youth Symphony

  • Korngold: Masquerade, from Much Ado About Nothing
  • W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb, Le Jeunehomme
  • Britten: Variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell (“Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”)
  • Britten: Soirees Musicales

 

April 08, 2006  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Opus Beethoven!”

David Commanday, conductor

Jennifer Frautschi, violin

  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Op. 61
  • Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92

May 09, 2006  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“World Artist Series – Emanuel Ax”

 David Commanday, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano

  • Johann Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2004-2005 Concert Season

September 18, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Gala Opening Concert”

David Commanday, conductor

Arnaldo Cohen, piano

  • Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620
  • Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (“The Pastoral”)

 

October 16, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Boo!”

David Commanday, conductor

William Swain, baritone

  • Malcolm Arnold: Tam O’ Shanter Overture
  • H.K. Gruber: Frankenstein
  • E. Humperdinck: The Witch’s Ride from Hansel and Gretel
  • Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre, Op. 40
  • Danny Elfman: Batman Suite

 

November 06, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“”Peter and the Wolf” & Other Musical Tales”

David Commanday, conductor

Cookie Bannon, guest artist

 

November 13, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Haydn’s Home for the Holidays”

David Commanday, conductor

Amy Gilreath, trumpet

Ken Martinson, viola

  • Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
  • Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola & Orchestra
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D Major (“London”)

 

January 15, 2005  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“American Salute, Tribute to WWII Veterans”

David Commanday, conductor

Jeffery Siegel, piano

  • Gershwin: Cuban Overture
  • Copland: Quiet City
  • Barber: Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
  • Gershwin: Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra
  • Gould: An American Salute

 

February 05, 2005  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Slavic Nights”

David Commanday, conductor

Mariusz Smolij, guest conductor

Ilya Kaler, violin

  • Moniuszko: Overture to Paria
  • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

 

March 05, 2005  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“The River”

David Commanday, conductor

Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica

  • Smetana: Die Moldau
  • Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
  • Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra
  • Thomson: Suite from the River

 

April 09, 2005  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Bobby McFerrin”

David Commanday, conductor

  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 (“Classical”)
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV. 531
  • W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

 

April 30, 2005  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“The Resurrection”

David Commanday, conductor

Layna Chianakas, mezzo soprano

Guiping Deng, soprano

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (“Resurrection”)

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2003 – 2004 Concert Season

September 13, 2003  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Gala Opening Concert”

David Commanday, conductor

Hilary Hahn, violinist

  • Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Op. 90
  • Elgar: Violin Concerto, Op. 61

 

October 18, 2003  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Roaring ’20’s!

David Commanday, conductor

  • Poulenc: Aubade, FP 51
  • Milhaud: La Creation du Monde, Op. 81
  • Copland: Music for the Theater
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella

 

November 08, 2003  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Brahms Requiem”

David Commanday, conductor

Oksana Krovytska, soprano; Lester Lynch, baritone

Peoria Civic Chorale

Bradley Community Chorus, John Jost, director

  • Brahms: A German Requiem, Op. 45

 

January 17, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Amadeus!”

David Commanday, conductor

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet

  • W. A. Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384
  • W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622

 

February 07, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Antonio Returns!”

David Commanday, conductor

Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

  • Mendelssohn: Overture to the Hebrides, Op. 26
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58
  • Schubert: Symphony No. 9, D. 944 (“The Great C Major”)

 

March 06, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“The Virtuoso Orchestra”

David Commanday, conductor

  • Bernstein: Candide Overture
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op.48
  • Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123

 

May 01, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Triumphant Finale”

David Commanday, conductor

Thomas Jensen, flute

  • Nielsen: Helios Overture, Op. 17
  • Nielsen: Flute Concerto
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

 

May 24, 2004  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Yo-Yo Ma”

David Commanday, conductor

  • J. Strauss II: Overture to Der Zigeunerbaron (“The Gypsy Baron”)
  • R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (“The Cavalier of the Rose”)
  • Dvořàk: Concerto for Cello in B Minor, Op. 104

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2002-2003 Concert Season

September 21, 2002 – 8:00 PM – Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Gala Opening Concert”

David Commanday, conductor

Eroica Trio, guest ensemble

  • Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio, op. 72
  • Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major, Op. 56
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, op. 55 (“Eroica”)

 

October 19, 2002  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center

“Favorites (Earth, Air, fire, and Water)”

David Commanday, conductor

  • Handel: Suite No. 2 in D from Water Music
  • Grieg: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Overture and Intermezzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

 

November 9, 2002  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Latin!”

David Commanday, conductor

Catrin Finch, harp

  • Moncayo: Huapango
  • Ginastera: Harp Concerto
  • Gould: Latin-American Symphonette
  • Copland: El Salon Mexico

 

December 7, 2002  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Holiday Pops”

David Commanday, conductor

Chicago Brass Quinet

 

January 18, 2003 | 8:00 PM | Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Russian Romance”

David Commanday, conductor

Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

  • Borodin: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor
  • Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18

 

February 8, 2003  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Dvořàk Festival”

David Commanday, conductor

Judith Ingolfssohn, violin

  • Dvořàk: Hussitska Overture, Op. 67
  • Dvořàk: Violin Concerto, Op. 53
  • Dvořàk: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”)

 

March 29, 2003  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“New World Sounds”

David Commanday, conductor

  • Bernstein: Overture to West Side Story
  • Schwantner: Percussian Overture
  • Gershwin: Lullaby
  • Copland: Four Dances from Rodeo

 

April 12, 2003  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Bravo! Big Bands”

David Commanday, conductor

Lynn Roberts, vocalist

Michael Maguire, vocalist

 

May 3, 2003  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Old-World Masterworks”

David Commanday, conductor

Kyle Dzapo, flute

Marcia Henry, violin

  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050
  • W. A. Mozart: Andante in C, K. 351
  • Dvořàk: Romance, Op. 11
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2001-2002 Concert Season

September 22, 2001  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Gala Opening Concert”

David Commanday, director

Andre Watts, piano

  • McTee: Circuits
  • R. Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

 

October 20, 2001  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Russian Masterpieces”

David Commanday, conductor

Li Wei Qin, cello

  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture on Russian Themes, Op. 28
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93

 

November 10, 2001  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Haydn’s The Creation”

David Commanday, conductor

Teresa Seidl, soprano; Thomas Trotter, tenor; John Koch, bass

The Bradley Chorale, Chorus, John Jost, director

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale, Chorus, Joseph Henry, director

  • Haydn: The Creation, Hoboken 21/2

 

December 1, 2001  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Holiday Pops”

David Commanday, conductor

Heritage Ensemble

Gretha Boston, vocalist

 

January 12, 2002  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“String Glories”

David Commanday, conductor

Lily Afshar, guitar

  • Purcell: Suite
  • Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D, RV 93/FXII. 15
  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 99
  • Pärt: Fratres
  • Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, Op. 10

 

February 2, 2002  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Amadeus”

David Commanday, conductor

Sheryl Staples, violin

Cynthia Phelps, viola

  • W. A. Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
  • W. A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Solo Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K. 364
  • W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 41, K. 551 (“Jupiter”)

 

March 2, 2002  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“20th Century Birth Rites”

David Commanday, conductor

  • Wagner: Prelude to Tristan und Isolde,
  • Satie: Gymnopedies
  • Antheil: Jazz Symphony
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

 

April 13, 2002  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Bravo Broadway Now!

David Commanday, conductor

Ron Raines, vocalist

Jan Horvath, vocalist

Doug Labreque, vocalist

 

May 4, 2002  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“First and Last Songs”

David Commanday, conductor

Dominique Labelle, soprano

  • R. Strauss: Four Last Songs, TrV 296
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

2000-2001 Concert Season

September 23, 2000  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Gala Opening Concert”

David Commanday, conductor

Corey Cerovsek, violin

  • Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride
  • Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22
  • Dvořàk: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

 

October 21, 2000  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“The German Classic”

David Commanday, conductor

  • C. M. Weber: Overture to Der Freischuetz, Op. 77
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36
  • Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11

 

November 11, 2000  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“The American Voice”

David Commanday, conductor

Stephen Salters, baritone

  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Adams: The Wound Dresser
  • Copland: Old American Songs, Suite No. 1
  • Copland: Symphony No. 3

 

December 9, 2000  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Great Variations”

David Commanday, conductor

Barbara Nissman, pianist

  • Danielpour: First Light
  • Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
  • W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
  • Ravel: La Valse

 

February 3, 2001  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Tchaikovsky!”

David Commanday, conductor

Sergei Krylov, violin

  • Stravinsky: Bluebird Pas de Deux
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (“Pathetique”)

 

March 3, 2001  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“A Touch of Jazz”

David Commanday, conductor

Turtle Island String Quartet

  • Adams: The Chairman Dances
  • Balakrishnan: Little Mouse Jumps
  • Beal: Interchange
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris

 

May 5, 2001  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Verdi’s Messa da Requiem”

David Commanday, conductor

Oksana Krovytska, soprano; Jennifer Roderer, mezzo-soprano; Tod Kowallis, tenor; James Kleyla, baritone

  • Verdi: Requiem

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

1999-2000 Concert Season

September 25, 1999  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Great Beginnings: A Tribute to Vienna”

David Commanday, conductor

  • R. Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major, Hoboken 1/85 (“La Reine”)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

 

October 23, 1999  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“American Greats”

David Commanday, conductor

Atlantic Brass Quintet

  • Harbison: Remembering Gatsby: Foxtrot for Orchestra
  • Handel: Water Music, HWV 348, 349, 350 (arr. Atlantic Brass Quintet)
  • Torke: Copper (arr. Atlantic Brass Quintet)
  • J. S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147 (arr. Atlantic Brass Quintet)
  • Ellington: A Tribute
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

 

November 16, 1999  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Great Questions”

David Commanday, conductor

Roger Melone, guest conductor

Bradley Community Chorus

Peoria Area Civic Chorale

  • Ives: Unanswered Question
  • Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4
  • W. A. Mozart: Requiem, K. 626

 

December 11, 1999  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Winter Dreams”

David Commdanday, conductor

Marcia Henry, violin

  • Wachner
  • Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op 21
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (“Winter Dreams”)

 

February 5, 2000  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Beethoven!”

David Commanday, conductor

Arnaldo Cohen, piano

  • Beethoven: Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

 

April 1, 2000  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Natural Wonders”

David Commanday, conductor

  • Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
  • Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
  • Holst: The Planets, 0p. 32

 

April 29, 2000  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Spring Glories”

David Commanday, conductor

Hobson Duo

  • Gottschalk: A Night in the Tropics
  • Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D Minor, FP 61
  • Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
  • Resphighi: Pines of Rome

 

Season: 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

 

1998-1999 Concert Season

September 26, 1998  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

”The Biggest B’s”

William Wilsen, conductor

Andre-Michel Schub, piano

  • Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Op. 90
  • J. S. Bach: Concerto for Four Harpsichords (On synthesizers), BWV 1065
  • Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz. 119, BB 127

 

October 17, 1998  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Welcome Back, Ko”

William Wilsen, conductor

Ko Iwasaki, cello

  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39
  • Cordero: Centennial Symphonic Tribute
  • Dvořàk: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104

 

November 17, 1998  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“MMMarvelous”

William Wilsen, conductor

Marguerite Krull, soprano

  • W. A. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
  • W. A. Mozart: Exsultate, Julibate!, K. 165
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major

 

December 8, 1998  –  7:30 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Be Our Guest”

Timothy Muffitt, conductor

  • Grantham: To the Wind’s Twelve Quarters
  • Respighi: Botticelli Triptych
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

 

February 6, 1999  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Dazzling Dzapo”

William Wilsen, conductor

Kyle Dzapo, flute

  • Haydn: Symphony No. 49 in F Minor, Hoboken 1/49 (“La Passione”),
  • Martin: Ballade for Flute and Orchestra
  • Ciardi: Carneval Russe for Flute and Orchestra
  • Dvořàk: Symphony No. 7, Op. 70

 

March 6, 1999  –  8:00 PM  –  Peoria Civic Center Theater

“PIP!”

William Wilsen, conductor

Pip Clarke, violin

  • Ibert: Hommage to Mozart
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto, No. 3, K. 216
  • Felix Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusine Overture, Op. 32
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

 

April 24, 1999  –  8:00 PM  –   Peoria Civic Center Theater

“Encore”

William Wilsen: conductor

Jeffrey Siegal, piano

  • Herold: Overture to Zampa
  • Laguerre: Un Sel Badjo, Mi-an, Mi-an
  • Martinu: The Frescos of Piero della Francesca, H 352
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

 

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2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999

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