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 www.sdsymphony.org.

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.

South Dakota Symphony: ALL MOZART, ALL THE TIME

Composed in a miraculous blaze during the summer of 1788, these last three symphonies of the master represent a stunning distillation of his fantastic musical genius.

Jan. 26
7:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: JURASSIC PARK - IN CONCERT

Experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with your South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performing Williams’ magnificent score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

Feb. 9
7:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: JURASSIC PARK - IN CONCERT Sunday

Experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with your South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performing Williams’ magnificent score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

Feb. 10
2:30 PM

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SDSO Stained Glass Concert at St. Katharine Drexel Parish

Experience the vitality and brilliance of your SDSO musicians in intimate settings that will open your ears and eyes to music in entirely new ways.

Feb. 24
2:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: Prokofiev SYMPHONY No. 5

During the summer of 1944, while World War II was raging, Prokofiev’s response was to compose, “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble.”

Mar. 2
7:30 PM

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SDSYO Concert at Harrisburg High School Performing Arts Center

The SDSYO is designed to enhance young musicians’ talents in an inspiring and educational group setting.

Mar. 3 - May. 5

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South Dakota Symphony: Tchaikovsky VIOLIN CONCERTO

Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim returns to the SDSO with perhaps the greatest violin showpiece ever composed.

Mar. 23
7:30 PM

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SDSO Family Concert

Enjoy a musical afternoon with your entire family at the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concert!

Mar. 24
2:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and join us for a journey into the magical world of Harry Potter!

Apr. 6 - Apr. 7

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SDSO Stained Glass Concert at First Congregational Church

Experience the vitality and brilliance of your SDSO musicians in intimate settings that will open your ears and eyes to music in entirely new ways.

Apr. 14
2:30 PM

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