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The PSO presents ‘Unity with Ukraine’ with a symphony inspired by Ukrainian folk songs

Peoria Symphony Orchestra

On this week’s episode of Out and About, host Jenn Gordon is joined by Maestro George Stelluto to talk about the final concert of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s 124th season, “Unity with Ukraine."

Listen and find out how Ukrainian folk music made its way into Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, and more fascinating connections between composer and country. The concert takes place on Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center. For tickets and more information visit Peoria Symphony Orchestra's website.

From Maestro Stelluto:

"In this time of conflict, the PSO expresses unity with Ukraine by performing music from that war-torn land by Tchaikovsky, a composer with Ukrainian roots and his symphony of Ukrainian folk melodies. But also, remembering all who suffer during this conflict, we bring you a philosophical piano concerto by Beethoven, a composer who, through his music, still stands for the universal connectedness of all humanity." 

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Daniel Musisi is WCBU's Assistant Audio Director. He's also the host of our daily newsmagazine All Things Peoria.