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Young People’s Concerts


Monday, March 20, 2023!

Young People’s Concerts are designed for schools, homeschools, and families looking for an outstanding educational and engaging orchestra experience. Concerts are held in the acoustically superb Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls.

Assistant conductor Thomas Fortner guides students through the music using narration and an introduction to the instruments.  The performances are captured on film by South Dakota Public Broadcasting for later airing. This program is unique in that it is part of the Sioux Falls Public School System’s curriculum. Recommended for grades 3-6.

Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Email sdsymphony@sdsymphony.org for more details.


Watch the 2022 Young People’s Concert on SDPB – featuring the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’.

SDPB Specials | 2022 Young People’s Concert

Watch the 2021 Young People’s Concert on SDPB – conveniently broken into short movements for more manageable classroom use:

SDPB Specials | 2021 Young People’s Concert – Mendelssohn, Movement 1 | SDPB

SDPB Specials | 2021 Young People’s Concert – Mendelssohn, Movement 2 | SDPB

SDPB Specials | 2021 Young People’s Concert – Mendelssohn, Movement 3 | SDPB

SDPB Specials | 2021 Young People’s Concert – Mendelssohn, Movement 4 | SDPB


Instrument Family Introduction Videos