Music Director: Peoria Symphony Orchestra
George Stelluto is in his seventh year as Music Director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, currently celebrating its 119th season. During his tenure, the PSO has increased its cultural impact throughout the region of Central Illinois through expansion into new venues, establishment of several new concert series, founding of the Illinois New Music Festival and the PSO Chamber Players, new educational and community initiatives, strategic partnerships, and innovative programming. In May 2012, the PSO was presented with an ASCAP Award at the League of American Orchestras National Conference in Dallas, TX.
Sibelius: Symphony #5, Allegro Molto
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bernstein: Time Square 1944
Faculty: The Juilliard School
George Stelluto is in his twelth year on the faculty of The Juilliard School. During this time, he has enjoyed regular appearances with Juilliard’s major ensembles including The Juilliard Orchestra, the Beyond the Machine Ensemble, and the Pre-College Orchestras. Other performances there include collaborations with Spring Dances at Juilliard, American Brass Quintet, Axiom, Center for Innovation in the Arts, and New Juilliard Ensemble. Many of his performances have been featured on WQXR, New York.
As Resident Conductor from 2004-2012, he prepared the Juilliard Orchestra for esteemed guest conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Andre Previn has worked with the Orchestral, Dance, Vocal, and Jazz divisions at Juilliard.
He worked extensively with the Central Conservatory Orchestra in Beijing as part of the conducting staff for The Juilliard Orchestra’s 2008 tour of China and for the school’s 2005-2006 100th Anniversary Tours of Europe and America – premiering Senderovas’ Fanfare at the Berlin Konzerthaus. As part of Juilliard Global, in Summer 2012, he conducted the debut concert of the GURI Orchestra in Sao Paulo, Brazil and worked with the Escuela Superior de Musica in Mexico City. He has made three appearances with the Orchestre Jovem de Estado Sao Paulo in three cities in Brazil
Brahms: Symphony no. 2, Mvts 1 & 2
Beethoven: Symphony no. 4, Mvts 3 & 4
Associate Conductor: The Ravinia Festival
This coming season marks George Stelluto’s tenth year as Associate Conductor of the Ravinia Festival for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s yearly summer residency. He has conducted numerous family concerts with Classical Kids Live. Most recently he assisted James Levine in his historic return to Ravinia to perform Mahler’s Symphony #2. In June 2017, he will conduct the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia in La La Land – Live in Concert – a live performance of the film score with the film.
George Stelluto is quickly becoming a sought after guest conductor. His guest appearances in this and recent seasons include: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (June 2017 Ravinia and Milwaukee), Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (August 2017 Mann Center), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (October 2017), Orchestre Jovem de Estado Sao Paulo, The Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Ravinia Festival, Orquesta Filarmónica del Ecuador, Ukrainian National Orchestra, New York City Ballet, Transylvania State Philharmonic (Romania), Kiev Philharmonic, Kiev Chamber Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Nevada Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Alea III.
George Stelluto conducting Orquestra Jovem do Estado Sao Paulo (Brazil 2016)