In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 1

Join acclaimed pianist Javor Bračić for a fresh experience of classical music. It's called "The Art of Listening" and it invites audiences to do more than simply sit in the seats. The "Art of Listening" is an interactive tour through the essential works, concepts, and characters of classical music

The performance is March 26 at 6 p.m. MT in Meier Hall on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish.

In The Moment...January 19 2017 Show 013 Hour 2

Guests: Nancy Jo Sales, author; SDPB's Stephanie Rissler & SDPB's Heather Benson; Joel Fan, pianist; Susan Skyrm & Caitlin Collier, Women's March on Washington Vermillion; Tammy Eagle Hunter, Lakota artist

Rachel Ries

Dec 13, 2016
Rachel Ries

Singer/songwriter Rachel Ries got her start in Freeman and, through her travels and experiences, she has become a worldly artist, crafting sly and compassionate songs.  As the daughter of missionaries, she spent time in Zaire, sharing music of faith.  Ries has lived in Chicago and New York City, where apartment living made her feel trapped.  Living in Vermont helped solve that problem. 

Ries made her recording debut in 2005 with For You Only.  It was captured on vintage analog equipment and included piano, accordion, banjo, fiddle, pump organ and percussion. 

Marcia Ball

Feb 26, 2016

Marcia Ball's mantel is getting to be cluttered, but she doesn't mind.  As a pianist, Ball has been honored with six Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Awards and four Living Blues Awards for Outstanding Musician.  There are many other awards and nominations too numerous to mention.  Plus, Ball has been inducted into the Gulf Coast Music and Louisiana Music Halls of Fame.  Born in Texas and raised in Louisiana, Ball's piano style includes elements of zydeco, swamp blues, Louisiana blues and boogie woogie.  Her chief inspiration is New Orleans vocalist Irma

35th Annual Young Artists Competition Winners

Apr 9, 2014
Black Hills Symphony

Jamuna Buchanan (violin) and Madison Wieczorek (piano) are winners of the 35th annual Young Artists Competition, sponsored by the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and the Black Hills Symphony League. Competition is open to high school instrumentalists in grades 9 through 12 and living within a 180-mile radius of Rapid City. The junior division is open to students in 9th or 10th grades with a maximum age of 17. The senior division is open to those in 11th and 12th grade with a maximum age of 19.

"Instruments Of Song"

Feb 26, 2014

Baritone Jesse Blumberg enjoys a busy and varied schedule of opera, concert, and recital performances in New York City and beyond. Some of his recent engagements include Niobe, Regina di Tebe at Boston Early Music Festival, Bernstein's Mass at London's Royal Festival Hall, and performances with the New York Festival of Song. Blumberg has toured with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Waverly Consort, and has performed recitals for the Marilyn Horne Foundation.

Pianist Vadym Kholodenko is performing with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra on Thursday (1/30) at the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City. Kholodenko, a 26-year-old Ukranian, is the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist. He captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for "mesmerizing and exhilarating" performances that brought the crowd to their feet. He's performing over 50 engagements in 2013-2014 as part of his debut season as Cliburn Gold Medalist.

Elizabeth Doyle Performing In Sioux Falls

Sep 12, 2013

Elizabeth Doyle, vocalist/pianist/songwriter from the Chicago area, returns to her roots in Sioux Falls to perform at the Icon Lounge in a fundraiser for the George B. German Music Archives. Doyle has been featured on NPR's Piano Jazz and has been a mainstay in the Chicago jazz scene for several decades. In recent years, she has concentrated on special shows, including the music of Peggy Lee and a performance of the music of the Prohibition.