Pianist Olga Kern in Peoria and Native American Flutes in Champaign

September 27, 2013

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra will launch its new season on Saturday with a concert that features Russian pianist Olga Kern, winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition. She’ll play Rachmaninov on the concert, and she’ll talk with me on the Friday edition of “Live and Local.” Also, live in our studio, we’ll hear a couple of local practitioners of the Native American flute and hear recordings of music for that instrument.