FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 14th, 2014
Peoria Symphony Orchestra
Premieres Friday, March 28th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
- Violinist Charles Yang kicks off new televised concert series with the music of
Beethoven, Schumann and The Beatles in “Refined Revolutionaries” -
What happens when you take the music out of the concert hall and bring it to a more
personal space…like your own living room? You get Sound Bites, a new
concert series by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra produced by WTVP. Taped live in the WTVP Studio in
front of a small audience, these intimate concerts feature the players and guest artists of the PSO
and are hosted by Maestro George Stelluto.
The series kicks off with Refined Revolutionaries. The concert stars violinist Charles
Yang, with PSO musicians Katherine Lewis on viola, Adriana LaRosa Ransom on cello, and Jasmin
Arakawa on piano. Included on the program are Beethoven, Schumann and classical arrangements of
popular hits (such as The Eagles’ “Hotel California”) by Armand Ranjbaran.
An accomplished classical musician, Yang has the soul of a rock star and the
showmanship to match. Having turned down a pop music contract in favor of his studies at Julliard,
Yang infuses his music—and his audience and fellow players—with energy, passion and a desire to
hear more. Interview and performance clips with Yang are interwoven throughout the concert.
Sound Bites premieres Friday, March 28th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1,
after LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, as part of WTVP’s Friday Arts Showcase. The concert
series is generously underwritten by Sid and Flo Banwart.
For further information contact Stacey Tomczyk, WTVP Interim Program
Director, at (309) 495-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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