American Classics

March 10, 2018 | 7:30 PM

George Stelluto, Conductor
Jeanine De Bique, Soprano

Copland - Appalachian Spring
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Barber - Capricorn Concerto
Barber - Knoxville, Summer of 1915

Location: Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve

Copland’s famous masterpiece is the finale in an evening of the most beautiful American music

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Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 PM

The true American classics show the breadth of our exuberance and the depth of our souls in four of the most famous American works ever written. See Soprano Jeanine De Bique in Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915.


Copland:  Appalachian Spring: Suite
Barber:  Adagio for Strings
Barber:  Capricorn Concerto
Barber:  Knoxville, Summer of 1915

Due to a medical issue, vocalist Kimberly McCord is unavailable for this performance. The PSO is excited to present the internationally acclaimed soprano Jeanine De Bique in her PSO debut. We are grateful for Ms. De Bique’s willingness to join us on such short notice. 

The PSO extends a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Stephen Smoot for his efforts and financial assistance in making her appearance possible.

Artist Bio:


Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, soprano Jeanine De Bique is a quickly rising international star in opera, recital, and concert performances. Her 2017-2018 season includes debuts at Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin under the baton of Maestro Iván Fischer; De Nationale Opera Amsterdam reprising the role of Annio in Peter Sellars’ Salzburg Festival production of La Clemenza di; Konzert und Theater St. Gallen Switzerland reprising the role of Musetta in La Boheme where she also debuted the role at Scottish opera last season; BBC PROMS and Aldeburgh Festival with the Chineke! Orchestra performing works by Handel; and Musikfest Bremen, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Wroclaw Cantans Festival as Annio in La Clemenza di Tito in a European concert tour with Music Aeterna. Ms. De Bique will also make her debut performing with the Los Angeles Chorale at Walt Disney Hall in Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem; the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah; and she returns to Atlanta Symphony to perform Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Handel’s Messiah.

Ms. De Bique’s recent engagements have included Consuelo in John Adams’ I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Sophie in Massenet’s Werther at Theater Basel; Pearl in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star with Cincinnati Opera; Clara in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with Royal Danish Opera and on tour with the Russian Philharmonic; and Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Central City Opera. Additionally, she has been a soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Boston Baroque, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Munich Philharmonic, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the New York Philharmonic.

She has been awarded study grants from the Metropolitan Opera National Council and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her honors also include the Arleen Auger Prize from the Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition and third prizes from the Viotti International Music Competition and Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition.

Ms. De Bique is thrilled to be making her PSO debut.




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