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Gala 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Not attending? No problem! You can still participate in our Silent Auction online and need not be present to win!


The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Gala continues to be Sioux Falls’ premier fundraising event. Held on the stage of the beautiful Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion, this event welcomes over 320 guests from the Sioux Falls region. The evening begins with cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner, a live auction, and dancing.

Tickets: $125/person
Tables: $1,250/table of 10

Gala Ticket Options

The symphony partners with Gesture, a company that provides seamless mobile bidding, allowing those who wish to support the event who are unable to attend a method of participating. A link of the auction will be available prior to the event on this site.

Schedule of events (times are approximate):

6:00PM Cocktail Hour and performances by SDSO Musicians
7:00PM Dinner and performances by SDSO Musicians
7:30PM Live Auction
8:30PM Silent Auction Closes
9:30PM Dance

Contact the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Office at (605) 335-7933 ext. 15 for more information or to reserve your tickets.

SDSO Gala Menu


Bacon Pineapple Bites
Cranberry Pecan Brie Wontons
Sage and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms


Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato and Corn Salad

Arugula topped with roasted corn, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.


Pork Tenderloin Wellington

Pork tenderloin wellington stuffed with peach chutney and brie, drizzled with roasted red pepper gastrique, accompanied with butternut squash risotto and roasted root vegetables.

Marinated Portabella (Vegetarian)

Marinated portabella mushroom cap filled with butternut squash risotto, topped with asparagus spears.


Chocolate Mousse Cake

Moist chocolate cake layered with creamy chocolate mousse, covered with rich, chocolate icing and chocolate chips, garnished with Chantilly, raspberries and mint.