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George Stellutoconductor
Sarah Carrillotrumpet
Marcia Henry Liebenowviolin
6:30pm pre-concert lecture
7:00pm lobby
7:30pm start
Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 IL-91
Peoria, Illinois 61615
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Vivaldi: Trumpet Concerto in A-flat Major – Sarah Carrillo, trumpet
Haydn: Violin Concerto in C Major – Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C

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About Artist

Sarah Carrillo, trumpet

Sarah Carrillo, a native of Massachusetts, spent much of her early life studying with members of the Boston Symphony, both in Boston and at Tanglewood.  Upon completion of her bachelors degree from Boston University where she studied with the legendary Roger Voisin, she came to Chicago to attend Northwestern University, from which she received her masters degree. Sarah has performed with many groups in the Chicago area, including: Chicago Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Northbrook Symphony, The Chicago Arts Orchestra, Elmhurst Symphony, Brass Works Brass Quintet, Northside Brass, International Chamber Artists, Chicago Symphonietta, South Bend Symphony, Highland Park Strings, and Northwest Indiana Symphony.  She has also performed with the Gulbenkian Funducao Orchestra of Lisbon, Portugal, the Boston Symphony, and the New World Symphony.  She and her husband Oto Carrillo, a member of the Chicago Symphony’s fabulous french horn section, have two children who also play trumpet and french horn.

Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin

Marcia Henry Liebenow, Concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, is professor of Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music at Bradley University. She is in demand as a recitalist, chamber musician, soloist, and highly regarded as a teacher. She has appeared as soloist with the Samara Philharmonic Symphony in Russia, served as Primo Violino at Orvieto Musica in Italy, performed in Germany, Ireland, Wales, and with orchestras throughout the United States. Her performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Performance Today.

In 2020, Marcia created a series of Driveway Concerts that were live-streamed on Facebook to provide encouragement during the pandemic, and were viewed more than 25,000 times. She is a founding member of the Concordia String Trio, Peoria Lunaire new music ensemble, and River City String Quartet. She has recorded two CDs with her Concordia String Trio, American Vistas and Viennese String Trios, and recorded the Grieg Violin Sonatas with internationally acclaimed pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, all with Centaur Records. Marcia is a faculty artist at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana, the Birch Creek Music Festival in Wisconsin, and the ARIA International Summer Academy in Massachusetts and Canada. In 2021, she was a featured performer at the Peoria Bach Festival and the International Music By Women Festival.

She has been recognized with the Outstanding Studio Teacher Award from Illinois American String Teachers Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award in Music from Ohio University, the 25 Women in Leadership Award by WEEK, and named an Arts Treasure for her community work by ArtsPartners of Central Illinois.

Concert Sponsors & Underwriters

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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