november, 2021

Peoria Symphony Orchestra - HerStory: A Musical Tribute to Betty Friedansat20nov7:30 pm

Peoria Symphony Orchestra - Her Story - Betty Friedan

Event Details

HerStory: A Musical Tribute to Betty Friedan will be presented by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra at the Peoria Civic Center Theater beginning at 7:30 pm.   Featuring the world premiere of music composed in honor of the internationally famous Peorian Betty Friedan for the centennial of her birth. Credited with starting the second wave of feminism, Friedan authored “The Feminine Mystique”, Friedan co-founded the National Organization for Women.  The program will be narrated by Deborah F. Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and sung by the internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. Rising star violinist Sirena Huang will collaborate with them and the Peoria Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Stelluto.   Peoria’s Mayor Rita Ali will make opening remarks.  Tickets range in price from $11 – $53 and are available by calling 309-671-1096 or online at



(Saturday) 7:30 pm


Peoria Civic Center Theater

201 SW Jefferson Ave in Peoria


Peoria Symphony Orchestra