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Crazy Horse Composition Academy Concert in Rapid City

Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

A music composition collaboration between the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, and high school Lakota youth culminates in the student compositions being performed by the SDSO’s Dakota String Quartet!

Students who composed pieces for the Dakota String Quartet include:

The Dakota String Quartet of the SDSO will perform the resulting student classic compositions at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for youth. 

Tickets are available by phone at (605) 394-1786.


About the Performance

The compositions of Carl Petersen of Dakota State University, and Alex Trujillo and Trey Trujillo of Rapid City Central High School will be performed by the Dakota String Quartet at the Rapid City Performing Arts Center. Participants of the SDSO’s Music Composition Academies have the desire to learn about music and music composition. The Music Composition Academies engaged students in creative expression through music with daily composition lessons and activities emphasizing cultural understanding and finding human commonalities. Participants are high school students from Pine Ridge & Rapid City, and worked one-on-one with Chickasaw Composer-in-Residence Jerod Tate.

“Spearfish audiences are in for a treat when they experience this program in the intimate confines of the 1906 Matthews Opera House,” said Michael Holland, the SDSO’s Community Engagement Manager. “Presented up close and personal, the works will engage audience members as they feel a connection to both the music and the musicians through the compositions of these talented composers.”

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 shared experience in music.

The Residency of Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate is made possible through Music Alive, a residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their work with composers and new music, capitalizing on the power of composers and their creativity to build new paths for orchestras to heighten their relevancy and deepen their relationships with their communities. Major funding for Music Alive comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from The Aaron Copland Fund of Music, The Amphion Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.