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Press Releases

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

Press Releases

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