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Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Washington Pavilion
Delta David Gier, conductor


In 2019, the SDSO will complete our thirteen-season cycle of Mahler’s symphonies by bringing this monumental work to life. Premiering in 1910, Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony was a staggering triumph. Indeed, there were over 1,000 musicians participating in the premiere of this monumental work. To this day, this work is the largest in the standard repertoire in terms of forces required: an orchestra considered large even by Mahler’s standards, eight vocal soloists, and as many choristers that can be fit onto the stage of the Mary W. Sommervold Hall.

Mahler                         Symphony No. 8 in Eb Major “Symphony of a Thousand”

Marcy Stonikas, Magna Peccatrix
Stacey Stofferahn, Una Poenitentium
Raehann Bryce-Davis, Mulier Samaritana
Lauren Decker, Maria Aegyptiaca
Hannah Lu, Mater Gloriosa
Ben Gully, Doctor Marianus
Brandon Hendrickson, Pater Ecstaticus
Stephen Morscheck, Pater Profundus
South Dakota Symphony Chorus
Black Hills State University Chorus
South Dakota State University Chorus