Guild Events

Musical Mondays are presented at Peoria First Federated Church, 3601 N. Sheridan Road. These events are open to the public. There is no charge for Peoria Symphony Guild Members. The guest fee is $5.00.

For information on any of these activities contact: Nadine Willems at 691-3225 or

2018 Events


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Young Artist Competition
ICC College Recital Hall, East Peoria, IL 61635

Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

American Classics – Enjoy American styled pieces with Eric Ginsberg, clarinet and Liang-ys Wang, piano
101 State Street, Peoria, IL

Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Great Cities: Rome – Roman Holiday: an Italian serenade with John McMurtery, flute and Liang-yu Wang, piano
First Federated Church, Peoria, IL

Friday, April 27,  2018 @ 10:00 and 11:45 AM

Annual Student Concert
Peoria Civic Center Theater

Tuesday, May 1,  2018 @ 11:30 AM

Spring Luncheon
Peoria Country Club


Past Events:

Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Latin Romance – BraziLionaires Unplugged: Latin acoustic inspirations with vocalist Dave Benoit and guitarist Rico Johnson
First Federated Church

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Holiday Luncheon
Mount Hawley Country Club

Peer Gynt performed by PSO Guild Puppet Troupe

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Talbots Fundraiser
4633 North University, Peoria, IL

10% pre-tax sales to support the PSO Annual Student Concert

Thursday, December 14,  2017 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 West Moss Avenue, Peoria, IL

An original composition by Dr. John Orfe, with narration by Lee Wenger
A social hour follows in the Fellowship Hall across from the church.
$12 Adults $5 Students

Sponsored by: Peoria Symphony Guild and the Fine Arts Society of Peoria

Monday, November 13,  2017 @ 7:00 PM

Serenade for Strings Hannah Barton, violin
101 State Street, Peoria, IL

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

Behind the Scenes of La La Land in Concert with Maestro George Stelluto
First Federated Church

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

Welcome coffee
Mount Hawley Country Club

Kid’s Conductor raffle

Conduct the Peoria Symphony Orchestra!  Children 8-18 are eligible to be a guest conductor Saturday, September 23, 2017 8 pm at the PSO concert in the Peoria Civic Center Theater.

Raffle tickets are available until June 3, 2017 at each PSO concert.  Tickets are $10 each, $25 for 3, or $35 for 5.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Spring Luncheon
Peoria Country Club

Program:  Young Artist Competition Winner

Monday, April 24, 2017  @ 9:30 AM coffee 10:00 AM presentation
“From Beethoven to Brahms”

Musical Monday
First Federated Church
3601 N Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL
Adriana Ransom, cello
Andrea Molina, piano

Two of the greatest composers of western music. Cellist Adriana Ransom and pianist Andrea Molina perform and discuss these two giants.

Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 9:30 AM coffee 10:00 AM presentation
“Spain’s Unique Music”

The original nexus of European and Arabic cultures, Spain’s music has always evoked mystery, emotion, and wonder. Classical guitarist Jeremy Bass presents a program of this unique music.

Monday, February 6, 2017 @ 7:00 PM refreshments to follow
“Monday Evening Jazz”

Musical Monday
First Federated Church
3601 N Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL
Todd Kelly and the Bradley Jazz Group

Leading up to the PSO’s ROMANCE concert, Bradley University’s Todd Kelly discusses jazz and its influence on the world of music.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

Welcome Coffee
Mt. Hawley Country Club
7724 N Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL

Program:  Maestro George Stelluto – Season Preview of the upcoming 2016-2017 concert season

Monday, October 17, 2016 @ 9:30 AM coffee 10:00 AM presentation
“Mozart the Prodigy”

Musical Monday
First Federated Church
3601 N Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL
George Stelluto – Music Director Peoria Symphony Orchestra
Geoffrey Duce, piano

Program:  Exploring the phenomenon of prodigies, both past and present.  PSO Musical Director George Stelluto and Illinois State University Geoffrey Duce discuss this often misunderstood concept of the prodigy.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016  4:00 – 7:00 PM
Shop at Talbot’s to benefit the PSO Guild
4633 N University, Peoria, IL

Talbot’s and the PSO Guild invite you to shop for modern classic fall styles and enjoy light refreshments.  10% of the pre-tax sales will be donated to the Guild.

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  refreshments to follow
“What makes it Russian?”

Musical Monday
First Federated Church
3601 N Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL
Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin
Andrea Molina, piano

We know it when we hear it – the passion and power of Russian music. But what really make it Russian? PSO Concertmaster Marcia Henry Liebenow helps us discover the secret.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Holiday Luncheon
Mt. Hawley Country Club
7724 N Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL

The program will be a  performance of Hansel and Gretel by the award winning Guild Puppet Troupe.

Click here to see pictures from the 2015 Holiday Luncheon







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