Performances

Oct 29th, 2014

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Reflections on Lyle Lovett

This past Sunday October 26, Lyle Lovett performed at the Peoria Civic Center Theater under the auspices of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. It was an immensely satisfying evening of great American music drawn from the varied cultures and history of the United States and performed exquisitely by Mr. Lovett and his exceptionally talented acoustic group. The Read more...

Apr 30th, 2013

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Mahler Symphony #4: Your Inner Mahler

As I end the 2012-2013 Peoria Symphony Orchestra season, I enter into the dreamy, Freudian world of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, perfect for the coming Spring.  It is one of his most performed, most enjoyed, and most commented on symphonies. Some call it innocent, some sardonic, some say it is paradoxical, bittersweet, and yet childlike. It was Read more...

Sep 15th, 2012

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Spring to Fall with the Juilliard Pre-College

Today, the Juilliard Pre-College starts up again for the 2012-2013 Season. If there is a better way to spend a Saturday in New York, I can’t think of it. I look forward to seeing the young musicians in the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, the young talents in my conducting classes, and my former PCS students that are still Read more...

Aug 27th, 2012

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Concert with the Juilliard Orchestra

Juilliard Orchestra March 29, 2012, 8:00 PM Alice Tully Hall – New York, NY George Walker: Elegy William Schumann: Cello Concerto - Jiyoung Lee. cello Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony #4 Conductors are always looking for opportunities, and sometimes they come in the form of replacing a colleague who becomes ill or incapacitated. Such was the case Read more...