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Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Unity With Ukraine

Date: Apr 23, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
The depth, breadth, and conflict of emotions expressed in the music of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky takes us on a musical roller coaster. In telling their lives through music, they express the poignant, heroic, and beautiful facets of our own.

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George Stelluto - conductor
James Giles - piano

Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Lobby opens at 6:30 p.m.
Seating opens at 7:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 – James Giles, piano
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

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About Artist - James Giles

James Giles regularly delights audiences in important musical centers around the world. Known for his probing and charismatic performances, Giles’s interests range from Beethoven to Bernstein, and from Romantic staples of the repertoire to new music written specifically for him. The 2019-2020 season featured a tour of Denmark and recitals in Toronto, Paris, Naples, Budapest, and Manchester, England. Recent U.S. dates included recitals in Atlanta, Dallas, Tampa, Des Moines, Bloomington, IN, and Chicago.

In an eclectic repertoire encompassing the solo and chamber music literatures, Giles is equally at home in the standard repertoire as in the music of our time. He has commissioned and premiered works by William Bolcom, Stephen Hough, Lowell Liebermann, Ned Rorem, Augusta Read Thomas, and Earl Wild. Most of these new works are featured on Giles’s Albany Records release entitled “American Virtuoso.” His recording of solo works by Schumann and Prokofiev is available on England’s Master Musicians label. He recorded John Harbison’s Horn Trio with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and recently released a recording with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic.

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