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Bridging Cultures at Hamre Recital Hall

Free Event

Friday, February 1, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Hamre Recital Hall, Augustana University

(Hamre Recital Hall was formerly known as Kresge Recital Hall)


The SDSO has celebrated cultures through music for over a decade. The SDSO is now excited to launch our Bridging Cultures program which will serve as the parent program for projects such as the Lakota Music Project.

Our Bridging Cultures premier event will be held on February 1st, 2019 at 7:30pm in Hamre Recital Hall. This program will celebrate diverse cultural groups from Latin America, South Asia, and the Philippines. Repertoire will include compositions by Akmal Parwez, Dieter Lehnhoff, German, Caceres, Nilo Alcala, and Reena Esmail. We are excited and humbled to have two of these composers, Nilo Alcala and Reena Esmail, with us for the concert to discuss their music with our community.

In lieu of admission fees, there will be a free will donation box to support South Dakota Voices for Peace who has partnered with us for this incredible program.

PART 1: Latin America
Dieter Lehnhoff — Tardes de Feria – Danzon
German Caceres — Octostylus
Dieter Lehnhoff — Cantares or Llegὀ Pacheco (TBD)

PART 2: South Asia
Akmal Parwez — Nav Rasa
— III. Passion, Pain, and Peace       
Reena Esmail — Teen Murti

PART 3: Philippines
Nilo Alcala — Dancing Delusions
Nilo Alcala — Dayo Dayo Kupita

This performance is generously sponsored by:

Sheldon Reese Foundation
Gilchrist Foundation
Bush Foundation
New Music USA
Goulder Family Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
South Dakota State Arts Council
2018 Symphony Gala Individuals