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126th Season Preview

SUBSCRIPTIONS Are officially on sale for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-2024 Season!

it’s a new season – like you’ve never heard us before.

Are you a PSO subscriber looking to renew into an eight, seven, or four concerts subscription this coming season? Give our Box Office a call at 309.671.1096.

New subscriptions are available for purchase starting on Monday, April 17, 2023, and single tickets will go on sale on July 1, 2023.
If you are a new subscriber or have not purchased a season ticket since 2019, you can buy the eight-concert series for 20% off!

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October 14, 2023, at 3:00 pm
Peoria Civic Center Theater
126th Season Opening Gala to Immediately Follow

Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus Overture
Johann Strauss Jr.: Vienna Blood Waltz, Op. 354
Johann Strauss Jr.: Chit Chat Polka, Op. 214
Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to The Gypsy Baron
Johann Strauss Jr.: The Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314
Johann Strauss Jr.: Thunder and Lightning Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Radetzky March, Op. 228


October 14, 2023, at 5:30 pm
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Ballroom
Immediately Following the Viennese Gala Concert
RSVP by September 22, 2023

Ticket Price: $175 per person
Table of 10: $1,750


November 4, 2023, at 3:00 pm
Grace Presbyterian Church


Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8, Op. 6
Johann Sebastian Bach: Oboe d’amore Concerto BWV 1055
Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D minor, RV 407
Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio
George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso No. 8, Op. 6
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets


December 17, 2023, at 3:00 pm
Peoria Civic Center Theater

Create Holiday memories with your loved one’s at the PSO’s 2023 Holiday concert. Enjoy a melody of Holiday favorites like Charlie Brown, the Nutcracker, Christmas carols, Holiday favorites, and more.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Christmas Overture 
Albert Hague: You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve Suite (Introduction)
Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night
John Mason Neale: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Edward C. Nunn: Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella 
Isaac Watts: Joy to the World
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve Suite (Polonaise)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite
Florence Beatrice Price: Song for Snow
Bruce Broughton: Miracle on 34th Street Suite
Dimitri Tiomkin: It’s a Wonderful Life Suite
John Williams: Excerpts from Home Alone Suite
John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches
Carmen Dragon: Silent Night
Walter Kent: I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Carmen Dragon: Deck the Halls


January 28, 2024, at 3:00 pm
Peoria Civic Center Theater

A concert the whole family can enjoy! Featuring music from the Epics to the Golden Age of movies to the endless struggle between the villains and the heroes we all love.


February 17, 2024, at 7:30 pm
Peoria Civic Center Theater

Carlos Surinach: Feria Magica
Édouard Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole


March 16, 2024, at 7:30 pm
Grace Presbyterian Church

Grazyna Bacewicz: Overture for Orchestra
Marianna Martinez: Symphony in C
Wolfgang Mozart: Symphony in G minor No. 25, K183
Gustav Mahler: Rückert-Lieder
Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour
Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps


April 20, 2024, at 7:30 pm
Peoria Civic Center Theater


Wolfgang Mozart: Piano Concerto in D minor No. 20, K. 466
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony in F minor No. 4, Op. 36


May 18, 2024, at 7:30 pm
Peoria Civic Center Theater

Antonín Dvorák: My Homeland, Op. 62
Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

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