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Saturday, October 8 – 7:30 PM

Washington Pavilion


The SDSO opens its 95th season with three meditations on the beauty, power and majesty of the earth’s most abundant resource. Wagner’s Ring cycle begins and ends in the waters of the Rhine; Debussy’s masterpiece captures the sea during various times and moods. The SDSO lends its voice to the 2016 centennial celebration of the Pulitzer Prizes by performing 2014 winner John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean.  The New Yorker‘s Alex Ross said: “There are shocks of beauty, shocks of feeling, shocks of insight. Such were the virtues of John Luther Adams’s ‘Become Ocean.’”

Wagner          “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” from Das Rheingold

Debussy          La mer

Adams             Become Ocean

Ticket holders: Please enjoy free admission to the Visual Arts Center before each SDSO performance!

For a look back at the Pulitzer Prize and its history with musical compositions, read the South Dakota Humanities Council‘s article, “Prizing the Pulitzer: History, celebration, and the outliers.”

Concert generously sponsored by:

US Bank

In partnership with:

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