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Lakota Composition Academy Concert in Spearfish

Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 2:00 PM

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, Spearfish, SD

The Matthews is excited to present a concert performed by South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s Dakota Wind Quintet. The quintet is playing music composed by Lakota high school youth during the SDSO Music Composition Academy at Crazy Horse Memorial. The academy took place Aug. 13-19. 

The Dakota Wind Quintet of the SDSO perform the resulting student classic compositions at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, at The Matthews Opera House in Spearfish, SD.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for season subscribers, and $5 for youth and BHSU students. Tickets are available at The Matthews’ art gallery at 612 N. Main St. during business hours, Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by phone at 605-642-7973. Buy tickets online by clicking below.

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A music collaboration across cultures

The Lakota Music Project is a long-term collaborative program in partnership between the SDSO and the Native American Community. It seeks to build tangible bridges between White and Native communities by finding points of common interest and experience. At every turn, the Lakota Music Project strives to bring White and Native communities together through their shared experience in music.

SDSO’s Music Composition Academy, part of the Lakota Music Project, have Lakota high school students from Pine Ridge and Rapid City who have the desire to learn about music and music composition. The Music Composition Academies engage students in creative expression through music with daily composition lessons and activities emphasizing cultural understanding and finding human commonalities. They will work one-on-one with Chickasaw Composer-in-Residence, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Aug. 13-19 at Crazy Horse Memorial.

The Dakota Wind Quintet has been providing live performances and lecture demonstrations throughout the state of South Dakota and the Midwest since 1982. The wind quintet works closely with the surrounding community by providing music to create positive impact on patient healing in the Music as Medicine Program and visiting various schools presenting age appropriate programs to students. The Dakota Wind Quintet consists of five talented musicians who also serve as principal woodwind players of the SDSO. Members of the quintet are William Cedeño Torres (flute), Jeffrey Paul (oboe), John Tomkins (bassoon), Christopher Hill (clarinet), and Daniel Kitchens (horn).

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is based in Sioux Falls, SD, a vibrant and growing community serving a 125-mile region that touches 5 states. Known for innovative programming and statewide outreach, the SDSO has a strong heritage upon which to build an even stronger future. SDSO was the 2016 winner of the Bush Prize for Community Innovation. The Bush Prize recognizes organizations for their innovative work in community engagement. In addition, the SDSO was selected as 1 of 5 orchestras in the country to participate in a three-year composer residency through New Music USA which brings American Indian composer,Jerod Tate,to the SDSO through 2019. The SDSO is the region’s premiere performing arts organization with the Washington Pavilion as its home. Artistically, the SDSO is led by Maestro Delta David Gier who has guided the orchestra to new musical heights.


Sponsored by:

Thank you to the sponsors that help us bring art shows, plays, concerts, and other live entertainment acts to The Matthews.  We couldn’t do it without you.

KEVN Black Hills, South Dakota Arts Council, Great Western Bank, Killian’s Tavern, Black Hills Pioneer, Century 21, Bay Leaf Cafe, City of Spearfish, DeSmet and Biggs, LLP, Forcoli & Sons Painting, Wolff’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Lucky’s 13 Pub, Spearfish Holiday Inn, The Apple Blossom B&B, Zonta Club of Spearfish, Optimist Club of Spearfish, The Matthews’ family, The Kelley family — CLICK HERE to visit these sponsors’ business websites.