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 WCBU.org and WGLT.org at the time of airing.
Maestro Stelluto is very excited about A Season of Hope. It 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
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.