Outreach and Education

Educational Programs

Pre-Concert Lectures

Some concerts are preceded by a thirty minute presentation by Maestro George Stelluto or a guest presenter at 6:30 p.m. Concertgoers are invited to an insightful and relaxed conversation related to the music, composers, and guest artists featured in the evening’s concert. Watch for signs in the lobby directing you to the lecture location which will be conveniently located near the performance space. You will have plenty of time to get to your seat.

Guild Puppet Troupe

Since 1969, elementary school classes have been enchanted by puppet shows that feature timeless stories supported by classical music geared for Kindergarten through Third Grade students. Approximately 13,000 children see these shows annually.
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Young Artist Competition

The YAC winner will perform with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in the PSO Guild’s Annual Student Concert.
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Annual Student Concert

The Guild presents the annual Student Concert for thousands of school children and their teachers in central Illinois, a tradition since 1958.
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Peoria Symphony Foundation Soderstrom Skin Institute PNC Illinois Arts Council Agency
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