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Prokofiev Triumphant!


Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Washington Pavilion


During the summer of 1944, while World War II was raging, Prokofiev’s response was to compose, “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble.” Lalo’s Concerto features Ecuadorian cellist Francisco Vila-Haas of the Sphinx program. Sphinx is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

Verdi                            “Triumphal March” from Aida with the SDSYO

Lalo                            Concerto for Cello in D Minor

Francisco Vila-Haas, cello

Prokofiev                            Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major, Op. 100

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Learn more at