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Press Releases

Take a look at archived press releases to revisit highlights of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Press Releases

July 16, 2020: SD Symphony reimagines 2020-2021 concert season

June 8, 2020: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra One of 28 U.S. Orchestras to Receive Catalyst Fund Grants from League of American Orchestras To Advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Within Their Organization

September 3, 2019: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra to celebrate Washington, D.C. Residency of the Lakota Music Project with local send-off performance October 15, 2019

April 18, 2019: South Dakota Symphony stages monumental “Symphony of a Thousand”

February 27, 2019: “Wisdom & Leadership” concert highlights collaboration of Native American community and symphony

February 25, 2019: Ecuadorian cellist engages Sioux Falls community with activities and world-class performance

February 6, 2019: Jurassic Park with the South Dakota Symphony this Saturday and Sunday

January 24, 2019: South Dakota Symphony launches “Bridging Cultures” program this February 1st

January 3, 2019: Jennifer Teisinger named Executive Director of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

December 3, 2018: SD Symphony’s Broadway-style Christmas spectacular hits the stage this weekend only

October 19, 2018: Rufus Wainwright, acclaimed singer/songwriter, performs with the South Dakota Symphony Oct. 27

October 8, 2018: South Dakota Symphony performs Beethoven alongside featured local musicians

October 4, 2018: SDSO invites public to workshop of Composer-in-Residence’s new in-progress composition

August 6, 2018: South Dakota Symphony hires industry-veteran David Hyslop as Interim Executive Director

July 24, 2018: SD Symphony 2018-19 Season Tickets On Sale Wednesday, July 25

July 19, 2018: Announcing auditions for “Holly Jolly Company” in SDSO’s Christmas spectacular, ‘Tis the Season

July 10, 2018: SDSO honors the contributions of departing Executive Director Jennifer Boomgaarden

May 16, 2018: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra to receive $18,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

May 12, 2018: Composer, educator Theodore Wiprud joining SD Symphony Orchestra as Music Alive composer-in-residence

April 12, 2018: SD Symphony Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s comedic operetta ‘Candide’

March 29, 2018: SD Symphony Orchestra performing free concert for kids at Washington Pavilion

March 29, 2018: Nearly 2,000 students to play recorders alongside SD Symphony as part of Carnegie Hall program

March 27, 2018: SD Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky favorite alongside pop culture-infused works by American composers

March 12, 2018: SD Symphony Orchestra honors superheroes for ‘Guardians of the Symphony’

March 3, 2018: Mahler’s ‘Symphony of a Thousand,’ Jurassic Park, Rufus Wainwright top 2018-19 SDSO lineup

February 23, 2018: SDSO’s Bernstein & Beethoven spans centuries, continents

February 20, 2018: Dance companies join SD Symphony Youth Orchestra for night of ballet

February 13, 2018: Musicians score Sisseton-area residents’ memoirs

January 29, 2018: South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra joins SDSO for performance

January 10, 2018: SDSO ensemble accompanies longtime Catholic priest as he narrates his life story

January 8, 2018: SD Symphony helps bring video games to life with Video Games Live™

January 2, 2018: Symphony program explores relationship between composers Copland, Revueltas

December 5, 2017: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra stages Broadway-style Christmas spectacular

December 1, 2017: Star-studded cast rehearsing SD Symphony’s Broadway-style Christmas spectacular

November 20, 2017: SDSO ensemble accompanies retirement community resident as he narrates life story

November 6, 2017: SD Symphony launches all new Broadway-style Christmas spectacular

November 2, 2017: SDSO’s Dakota Wind Quintet performing Lakota/Dakota Music Project compositions in Vermillion

November 1, 2017: SD Symphony Orchestra and Goss Opera House weave Watertown stories into music for first installment of Community Voices

October 17, 2017: SDSO’s Dakota String Quartet playing Classroom Connections concerts in North Sioux City

October 16, 2017: SDSO’s Dakota String Quartet playing Classroom Connections concerts in Huron

October 6, 2017: ‘Wicked Divas’ with the South Dakota Symphony features Broadway stars

October 2, 2017: Lakota Music Project concert seeks to create cultural understanding through music (Crazy Horse Memorial, SD)

September 27, 2017: SD Symphony Orchestra season opens with US premiere of 2 contemporary works

September 27, 2017: Dakota Music Project concert seeks to create cultural understanding through music (Sisseton, SD)

September 12, 2017: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performing student compositions – Sisseton

September 6, 2017: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performing student compositions – Crazy Horse Memorial

August 8, 2017: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra engages young composers in week-long music academies focused on cultural understanding

August 1, 2017: SDSO’s 2017-18 season single tickets on sale Friday, August 4

July 20, 2017: Thomas Fortner selected as Music Director of the SDSYO and Assistant Conductor of the SDSO

April 13, 2017: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus celebrate 500th anniversary of Lutheran Reformation with one of the greatest musical works of all time

March 11, 2017: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra announces 2017/18 season with Video Games Live, a new Christmas show, and international soloists

March 9, 2017: Over 1,800 Sioux Falls 4th graders and their recorders join the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for debut of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program

January 19, 2017: Opera returns to SDSO stage with Mozart’s comedic retelling of ‘Don Giovanni’

January 11, 2017: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra to perform world premiere piece from New York Philharmonic VP of Education, Theodore Wiprud

December 7, 2016: The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus brings cheer with three holiday concerts

November 15, 2016: SDSO awarded the Bush Prize for Community Innovation

October 20, 2016: SDSO celebrates Pop icons David Bowie & Prince

September 30, 2016: Pulitzer Prize-winning composer impacts Sioux Falls community

April 28, 2016: SDSO’s Principal Oboist Jeffrey Paul receives Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service

April 11, 2016: Concertmaster Doosook Kim celebrates 20 years with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

March 23, 2016: Ben Folds to perform with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra in February

March 15, 2016: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra awards winners in Young Musician Concerto Competition

March 9, 2016: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performs Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ with local children’s chorus

February 24, 2016: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra to showcase Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony and its Native American and African American influences

January 25, 2016: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra League fundraising event features local talent

January 20, 2016: Women’s rock hits highlight symphony concert

December 1, 2015: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra launches “Memoirs” to highlight retirement community residents’ lives with music

November 19, 2015: Jazz composer to join the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for week-long residency

October 9, 2015: Celebrate Sinatra’s 100th birthday with the South Dakota Symphony and Steve Lippia!

September 25, 2015: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra opens season in big way

June 2, 2015: League of American Orchestras honors Jennifer Boomgaarden with Helen M. Thompson Award

April 22, 2015: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra welcomes over 100 flutists to Sioux Falls

March 29, 2015: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra returns to family programming with a journey through space

December 11, 2014: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus brings holiday cheer with 12-year-old cellist