Live and Local

Charles Yang Plays Tchaikovsky and Rock Covers with Peoria Symphony


Austin, Texas-born Charles Yang says he was force-fed the violin by his parents and rebelled early on, taking up the guitar to sing and play in a rock band. Now studying at the renowned Juilliard School, he plays at celebrated venues, often in crossover and improvisational collaborations. He’ll play Tchaikovsky and the premiere of a rock-tinged concerto with the Peoria Symphony on Saturday, and he’ll be my guest on the Monday edition of “Live and Local.”