South Dakota Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein CANDIDE

April 21, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
April 22, 2018 | 2:30 p.m.
Mary W. Sommervold Hall

2018 is the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Join the celebration as the SDSO presents this monumental work. Is it an opera? A piece of musical theater? Whatever you call it—it is a whimsical, comical, satirical reinterpretation of Voltaire’s masterpiece, as relevant today as it was in the 18th century.

Bernstein | Candide

William Ferguson, Candide
Curt Olds, Pangloss, Cacambo, Martin
Victoria Livengood, Baroness, Old Lady
Lindsay Russell, Cunégonde
Robert Balonek, Maximillian, Captain
Christopher Colmenero, Baron, Governor, Vanderdendur, Ragotski
Emily Toronto, Paquette
J. A. Murphy, Voltaire
South Dakota Symphony Chorus
University of Sioux Falls Chorus

Lary Etten, Stage Director
David DeHoogh-Kliewer, USF Director of Choirs

This concert is generously sponsored by:


The Crescendo Program

  • Adults ages 19–35 can purchase tickets to any Classical Series concert for just $10.
  • Children ages 5–18 can attend Classical Series concerts for free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
  • Members of the community who have never experienced the orchestra can receive a complimentary ticket to their first Classical Series concert.

Student Rush

Regardless of age, students may purchase $10 tickets for the best available seat in the house sixty minutes prior to the performance.

*Premium concerts not eligible for Student Rush.

Programs, dates, times and prices subject to change.