Education and Outreach

One of the things I admire most about the Peoria Symphony and the Symphony Guild is their efforts to educate children about classical music. It may be the only time some children are exposed to classical music. I can only urge others to support the symphony financially and to invite new people to come and hear our wonderful Peoria Symphony Orchestra.

– Bernadette Shekleton, Conductor’s Circle Donor

As an award-winning orchestra, The Peoria Symphony Orchestra is a model for regional orchestras everywhere to aspire to. In addition to bringing the highest quality performances and innovative programming to the stage, we are committed to serving as a resource for our community.

When tornados struck Washington, East Peoria and Pekin in November 2013, the PSO quickly spearheaded a benefit concert, raising over $11,000 for the Red Cross. Equally important to the money raised, the concert provided an opportunity for members of communities to come together, grieve losses, and begin the healing process through music.

Peoria Symphony conducts a range of regular outreach efforts that strive to reach a broad segment of our local community. Many of our programs are executed with help from volunteers of the Peoria Symphony Guild.

For a detailed list of all of our Community Outreach efforts, please visit our In The Community page.

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