South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Grant

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In The Moment … June 16, 2020 Show 839 Hour 2

Just 28 orchestras nationwide were awarded a grant to strengthen their understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to help transform organizational culture. One of those 28 was the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Its executive director Jennifer Teisinger and Delta David Gier, the symphony's music directories are with us today to tell us more.

Summer With The Symphony: Ravishing Rachmaninoff

Jun 1, 2020

In The Moment … May 30, 2020 Show 828 Hour 1

In 2020's first installment of Summer With the Symphony we hear Ravishing Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

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Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 2

On Dec 5 and 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. experience Handel’s transcendent Messiah with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The most famous of Handel’s oratorios, Messiah is a meditation on the life of Jesus Christ, and is a beautiful way to usher in the holiday season.

Joining us to discuss the oratorio further is Delta David Gier, music director for the SDSO.


Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 9, 2019 Show 552 Hour 1

Some of the most beloved songs from Walt Disney films can transport you into the world of classic and contemporary Disney animated feature films.

Sunday at 4:00 p.m., the 90-piece Augustana University Orchestra performs "Disney in Concert: A Dream Is a Wish" in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. The orchestra is under the direction of Peter Folliard.

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Sioux Falls middle schoolers are playing music with a world-renowned rock orchestra violinist. Mark Wood is in town to perform Saturday night. More than 2,700 students are set to accompany him.

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Black Hills Symphony Orchestra Turns 80

Dec 24, 2014
Courtesy Black Hills Symphony Orchestra

It’s Christmas Eve. Time for last-minute shopping, final gift-wrapping and 11th-hour preparations for celebrations that lie ahead. Through it all, we hear music – at home, at work, in shopping malls and even on the streets. And though popular standards by crooners from Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick may fill the air, traditional songs can also be heard – frequently played by symphony orchestras.


Here's this weeks South Dakota High School Activities Association Update

Bruce Knowles, Rapid City Central Orchestra teacher, is preparing to take 50 students to China next week. He discussed the tradition of international trips and what it takes to prepare his students.