John Williams Strikes Back: A MatineePurchase Tickets
George Stellutoconductor
Marcia Henry Liebenowviolin
2:30pm lobby
3:00pm start
Peoria Civic Center Theater
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61602
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He’s back! John Williams is a major composer and a cultural icon. At our second tribute to the man and his movie music, your ears will smile!


Superman March
Three Pieces from Schindler’s List – Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin
Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra
Suite from Jaws
The Adventures of Indiana Jones
Theme from Jurassic Park
Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Venue Security and Safety Update

The Peoria Civic Center no longer allows handbags unless they are clear and fit the following specifications:

“Each guest will be allowed to carry in one (1) clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” or one (1), one-gallon clear plastic bag. In addition to a clear plastic bag each guest will be allowed to carry in one (1) small clutch that does not exceed 4.5” x 6.5”. Diaper bags (with a child age 3 and under) and bags carrying medically necessary items will be allowed after a visual inspection inside the bag is completed by security. ”

In addition, all guests two years or older are required to wear face masks regardless of vaccination status. Guests will enter through metal detectors (electronic magnetometers), bags will be checked and guests will be required to remove hats and empty pockets of all items prior to scanning.

Read the full list of the venue’s safety and security requirements by clicking here.


Program Notes

About Artist

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. www.marciahenry.com

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Concert Sponsors & Underwriters

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

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