South Dakota Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season - Strauss Masterpieces, Video Games Live and More!

South Dakota Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season - Strauss Masterpieces, Video Games Live and More!

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and Maestro Delta David Gier announce its 2017-18 concert season. Next season brings eleven unique concerts to Sioux Falls featuring an array of intriguing guest artists, multimedia experiences, and diverse sounds sure to appeal to all audiences.

"The 2017-18 SDSO season is assembled of works representative of diverse time periods and cultures, music that engages composers, performers, and audiences all over the world," says Delta David Gier, Music Director of the SDSO. "Our Classical Series contains those expressions considered to be masterworks and includes gifted guest artists. The Pops Series offers experiences you won't find anywhere else."

The Pops Series highlights include:

  • Wicked Divas storms in this October with music from the Broadway-hit Wicked and features two soloists who performed as Elphaba and Glinda on Broadway. In addition to favorites from Wicked, the program also includes tunes from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and more.

  • The SDSO is launching a brand new Christmas show. 'Tis the Season! will feature stunning vocalists, bright lights, dancers, and the holiday hits people know and love.

  • In January, Video Games Live comes to South Dakota. Largely popular worldwide, The New York Times calls Video Games Live "Captivating!" and "Bombastic!" Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music alongside video clips from the most popular video games of all time.

  • Hot on the heels of the widely successful Fellowship of the Strings comes Guardians of the Symphony! Don your mask and cape for a celebration of Hollywood's most thrilling super heroes, featuring music from Batman, Superman, the Avengers and more.

The Classical Series highlights include:

  • The 2017-18 SDSO season launches with "Strauss Masterpieces" featuring Emanuele Arciuli, winner of Italy's coveted Abbiati Prize, who returns to the SDSO for this one-night-only event.

  • Chinese violinist Dan Zhu is widely recognized as one of the finest Chinese musicians on the international stage today, praised as "an artist of affecting humility and beautiful tone production." Zhu performs with the SDSO in March's concert, "Bernstein & Beethoven."

  • Virtuoso bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann performs two award-winning pieces alongside Tchakovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor in April, one that was specifically written for him by Christopher Theofanidis which received a 2018 Grammy nomination for Best Classical composition.

  • The SDSO closes their 2017-18 Classical Series with Bernstein's satirical operetta Candide on the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Season subscriptions are on sale now. The SDSO encourages the public to subscribe to receive the best seats at the best value. Single tickets will be made available for purchase in August. For more information on the 2017-18 season, please visit

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