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.

South Dakota Symphony: ARRIVAL from Sweden: The Music of ABBA

Direct from Sweden the world’s foremost ABBA tribute band looks, sounds, and dresses like the super group.

Sep. 29 - Sep. 30

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South Dakota Symphony: Beethoven SYMPHONY No. 3 "EROICA"

Beethoven’s “Heroic” Symphony is an epic beginning to an epic season.

Oct. 13
7:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT with the SDSO

The talented American-Canadian singer, songwriter and composer, Rufus Wainwright joins the SDSO for a one-night only concert experience.

Oct. 27
7:30 PM

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SDSO Stained Glass Concert at Peace Lutheran 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.

Nov. 11
2:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: Music Unwound: "AMERICAN ROOTS"

Author and musicologist Joseph Horowitz returns with a new Music Unwound program, exploring elements that are distinctly American.

Nov. 17 - Nov. 18

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SDSYO Concert at the Washington Pavilion Mary W. Sommervold Hall

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

Nov. 18
6:00 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: Handel MESSIAH Friday

Experience the transcendent Handel’s Messiah with the SDSO at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD.

Nov. 30
7:00 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: Handel MESSIAH

Experience the transcendent Handel’s Messiah with the SDSO at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD.

Dec. 1
7:00 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: 'TIS THE SEASON: Christmas with the SDSO

Back by popular demand, South Dakota’s Christmas spectacular returns to bring the warmth of the holidays center stage.

Dec. 8 - Dec. 9

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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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