PSO - A Season of Hope

Broadcast on WTVP Create 47.4

As you know, we previously rescheduled our November Haydn & Mozart to air on December 19, 2020 due to temporary COVID-19 restrictions at Grace Presbyterian Church. Since then, the State of Illinois has put in new regulations limiting indoor gatherings to 10 or fewer people.

As such, we are instead recording a new concert, A Season of Hope, airing on December 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM on WTVP Create 47.4. It will also air at 8:00 PM on Friday, January 1, 2021 on 89.9 WCBU Peoria Public Radio and 89.1 WGLT Bloomington – Normal’s Public Media. You can listen to the concerts online at and at the time of airing.

Maestro Stelluto is very excited about A Season of HopeIt is a message of hope and unity in music to central Illinois from the Peoria Symphony Orchestra.

The concert is a multi-faceted jewel shining in many directions, with works by Corelli, Handel, and Bach, along with ancient chants and messages of goodwill, peace, and hope to bring you joy, courage, and comfort into the New Year.


Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713) — Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 1 in D Major

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) — Air from Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (“Air on the G String”)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) — Concerto grosso in C Major, HWV 318, from Alexander’s Feast

Archangelo Corelli — Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 8 in G minor (“Christmas Concerto”)

Anonymous (9th century) — Ubi caritas – setting by George Stelluto

Johann Sebastian Bach — Jesu bleibet meine Freude (“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”) from Cantata No. 147

Click here for information on how to watch the concert, including instructions for antennas.

While we do not have a new air date for Haydn & Mozart just yet, we will notify you when that information is available.

Program notes will be available soon.