South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) works to accomplish its mission: “To celebrate the tradition of live orchestral music and enrich the lives of people throughout our region” through concert, touring, education, and community engagement programs. The SDSO is grounded in five core values: Community Engagement, Creating Partnerships, Lifelong Impact, Educational Opportunities and Live Symphonic Music.

The Washington Pavilion serves as the box office for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and hosts many of the organization’s concerts. For full information on presenting artists and events for South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, visit

Become a Series Subscriber!

As our most valuable and loyal audience members, SDSO subscribers receive extraordinary benefits unavailable to the general public!

Subscriber Benefits Include:

  • Priority reserved seating
  • Instant savings on concerts
  • Easy ticket exchanges
  • Advanced notice of SDSO events

Ticket Exchanges & Returns

Subscribers may exchange tickets for other SDSO tickets of equal or lesser value. Exchanges across series may incur additional fees. No exchanges into Premium Concerts. Ticket exchanges must occur 24 hours prior to the concert. Season ticket holders may return a ticket at least 24 hours prior to the concert for tax-deductible donation receipt. All exchanges are subject to availability. There are no cash returns on season series or single ticket sales.

Important Information

Concert Insights

Before Classical Series performances, join Music Director Delta David Gier as he contextualizes the music and enriches the performance with background on guest artists and the repertoire.
6:30 p.m. before Saturday Classical Series performances
1:30 p.m. before Sunday Classical Series performances

7 @ 7

SDSO Assistant Conductor Thomas Fortner leads a fast-paced and energetic pre-concert talk highlighting seven things to listen for in the evening’s concert.
7:00 p.m. before Saturday Classical Series performances

Student Rush

Regardless of age, students may purchase $10 tickets for the best available seat in the house 60 minutes prior to the performance with a valid student ID. Premium Concerts not eligible.

Accessible Seating

The Washington Pavilion makes every effort to accommodate all persons with disabilities. Theaters are wheelchair accessible. Complimentary assisted-listening devices are available at the Box Office. Sign language interpreters are offered by request. Large-print or Braille programs are available by request for patrons with visual impairments. Please make your requests at least 3 weeks in advance. Contact the Box Office at (605) 367-6000 for accessibility guidelines, information and to request these services.

Stained Glass Concert with the Dakota String Quartet

Be enchanted with chamber music in intimate Sioux Falls settings!

Nov 15
2:30 PM

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The Genius of Mozart

Dive into the archetype of classical style and experience Mozart’s ingenuity through three of his most well-known symphonies.

Nov 21
7:30 PM

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Sacred Sounds of Christmas

The holiday season begins with this beauteous performance with your South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Dec 3
7:30 PM

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Christmas with the Symphony: ‘Tis the Season!

Celebrate the magic of the season with the music of the holidays!

Dec 12 - Dec 13

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Glorious Mendelssohn and Strauss

Surprise and delight is around every musical turn in this concert featuring SDSO Principal Horn Daniel Kitchens.

Jan 23
7:30 PM

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Camerata Winter Recital

Join us for the winter recital of the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Camerata ensembles!

Jan 26 - Jan 27

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Valentine Romance

Bring your valentine for an evening of romantic and beautiful music that will make your heart sing! Featuring passionate music of Debussy, Beethoven and more!

Feb 13
7:30 PM

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Bridging Cultures

Music of great composers inspired by the sounds of their native lands, featuring Grieg, Dvořák and Holst, and modern day masters Reena Esmail and Malek Jandali.

Feb 27
7:30 PM

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Seven Last Words of Christ

Join us for Haydn’s prayerfully meditative and powerfully contemplative Seven Last Words of Christ followed by the gorgeous sonorities of Morten Lauridsen’s “Eternal Light” sung by the SDSO Chorus.

Mar 27
7:30 PM

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Star Wars vs Star Trek: Music Across Galaxies

Prepare to face off in a rivalry that spans galaxies! This intergalactic clash features the unforgettable music from your favorite sci-fi films, where the fans decide which camp reigns supreme: Star Wars or Star Trek.

Apr 17
7:30 PM

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