The Peoria Symphony Orchestra closes their 123rd Season on Friday, April 30, 2021, with A New World, airing on WTVP World 47.3 at 7:30 PM. A New World features a “no-strings-attached” look at the PSO’s wind and brass sections, with some of the most beautiful music ever written. This final concert of our 123rd Season will fill you with an exhilarating sense of hope, well-being, and the promise of better things to come.

Reflecting on the upcoming performance, which features music written by Mozart, Gabrieli, and Dvorak, Maestro Stelluto remarked: “I am so thrilled for everyone to hear this program. It’s a rarity. The PSO winds and brass playing some of the best music ever written—music they don’t always get an opportunity to perform, yet music they absolutely love. You will hear this in their performance. It inspired me to find more ways to feature them in the future!”

The concert will air twice. You can first listen on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 8:00 PM on 89.9 WCBU Peoria Public Radio and 89.1 WGLT Bloomington-Normal’s Public Media. The concert will be available to stream on their respective websites at the time of airing. Viewers can also tune in to the WTVP World 47.3 channel on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 7:30 PM to watch the concert. Listings can be found on the PSO website.

Preceding the concert, Maestro Stelluto will once again be releasing several #PSOAtHome videos to help viewers and subscribers dive deeper into the music. Tune into the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page and join Maestro Stelluto for Upbeat, a pre-concert discussion, at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 30.

A New World is underwritten by the Peoria Symphony Foundation, the Conductor’s Circle and The Meredith Foundation. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

As with the previous concerts in the PSO’s 123rd Season, this performance will be taped and broadcast on public television and radio at no cost to the public. During a time when live performances with large audiences are not possible, the PSO remains dedicated to bringing new and world-class performances to the community. Although many orchestras across the world have gone dark, the PSO has been able to retain a regular performance and broadcast schedule thanks to the generous support of sponsors, donors, subscribers, and grants, as well as the endless ingenuity of its staff and musicians.

You can stay informed about the PSO by visiting peoriasymphony.org, the PSO’s Facebook page (facebook.com/peoriasymphony), as well as our Twitter and Instagram accounts (@peoriasymphony). Those with questions can email patronservices@peoriasymphony.org or call 309.671.1096.


Founded in 1897, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire through music. The PSO presents excellent live musical performances, innovative music education programs, and engaging community outreach efforts, which significantly impact the cultural and economic vitality of Central Illinois.