South Dakota Symphony Announces 2019-20 Season Concert Line-up

South Dakota Symphony Announces 2019-20 Season Concert Line-up

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and Maestro Delta David Gier announced its 2019-20 season at this Saturday's performance of All Mozart: The Final Symphonies. Highlights include Beethoven's extraordinary Ninth Symphony, a screening of the exquisitely restored film The Wizard of Oz with the orchestra performing the score live to picture, and a brass blast of the best of Chicago.

Maestro Gier will lead the SDSO through its seven-concert Classical Series which includes one of the most popular symphonic works of all-time, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Other concerts featured on the Classical Series include Mozart's Requiem performed in the St Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, Ravel's rich orchestral setting of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and a semi-staged production of Verdi's La Traviata. Rachmaninoff's final masterwork, the Symphonic Dances, and music from modern day masters John Corigliano and Zhou Long also feature on the series.

The SDSO's five-concert Pops Series features Brass Transit, the world's foremost Chicago tribute band, performing favorites like "Saturday in the Park," "25 or 6 to 4," "Wishing You Were Here," and many more. In February 2020, the SDSO will perform the score live to picture with The Wizard of Oz in concert. Celebrations of the music of John Williams, George Gershwin round out the series along with the SDSO's own Christmas spectacular, 'Tis the Season, featuring Broadway singers, dancers, and an array of performers in a unique production that is different every year.

Subscriptions for the 2019-20 season are now on sale to the public. Subscribers receive a variety of benefits including the same seats through the entire concert season and discounts on their tickets. An Imperial Series subscription will get 13 concerts for the price of 10 in a package that includes the entirety of both the Classical and Pops Series plus a bonus ticket to Handel's Messiah. The deadline for subscription renewal is Saturday, March 23, 2019. New subscribers can subscribe any time. Single tickets will go on sale August 12, 2019.

2019-20 Classical Series

• Ravishing Rachmaninoff: Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
• Pictures at an Exhibition: Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
• Daphnis et Chloe: Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
• Romantic Tchaikovsky: Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
• La Traviata: March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
• Mozart Requiem: April 2 & 4 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral
• Beethoven's Ninth: April 18 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 at 2:30 p.m.


• A Gershwin Celebration: Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
•'Tis the Season: Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 15 at 2:30 p.m.
• Brass Transit - The Best of Chicago: Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
• The Wizard of Oz: Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb 16 at 2:30 p.m.
• The Music of John Williams: March 21 at 7:30 p.m. and March 22 at 2:30 p.m.


• SDSO Family Concert - Pictures at an Exhibition: Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m.
• Handel's Messiah: Dec. 5 & 6 at 7:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church

For more information, visit All concerts are performed at the Washington Pavilion unless otherwise noted. Packages and tickets can be purchased at; by calling the Washington Pavilion box office at 605-356-6000 during business hours (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday); or in-person at the Washington Pavilion. For packages, call 605-3670-6000 or visit

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a vibrant and growing community serving a 125-mile region that touches five states. Known for innovative programming and statewide outreach, the SDSO has a strong heritage upon which to build an even stronger future. SDSO was the 2016 winner of the Bush Prize for Community Innovation, which is given by the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Bush Foundation and recognizes organizations for their innovative work in community engagement.

The SDSO is the region's premiere performing arts organization with the Washington Pavilion as its home. Artistically, the SDSO is led by Maestro Delta David Gier, who has guided the orchestra to new musical heights. The core of SDSO is comprised of nine full-time professional musicians that make up the Dakota String Quartet and the Dakota Wind Quintet. Musically, SDSO performs well above its $2.3 million budget.

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