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

Subscribers: Renew Now for Our 2021-22 South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Centennial Season

Imperial Series:

11 concerts for the price of 8!

Classical Series: 

7 concerts for the price of 6! 

  • Maya Buchanan Plays Beethoven | October 2, 2021
  • Victory Songs: SDSO Lakota Music Project | October 23, 2021
  • Radiant Rachmaninoff | January 22, 2022
  • Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons | February 12, 2022
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 | March 19, 2022
  • J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion | April 2, 2022
  • SDSO Centennial Finale | April 30, 2022

Bravo Series:

5 concerts for the price of 4! 

  • Aretha: A Tribute | November 20, 2021
  • Christmas with the Symphony: ‘Tis the Season! | December 11 & 12, 2021
  • Vivaldi’s Four Seasons | February 12, 2022
  • The Music of John Williams | February 26, 2022
  • SDSO Centennial Finale | April 30, 2022

Special Concerts:

  • Handel’s MESSIAH | December 3 & 4, 2021
    • FREE with your Imperial Series subscription!
  • SDSO Chamber Concerts | October 10, November 14, 2021 and April 10, 2022

Renew Today!

Renew your subscription for the best seats* at the best prices of the year! Call today at 605-367-6000. 
*If you submit your renewal after the deadline, we cannot guarantee your 2020-21 seats for the 2021-22 season. 

Subscriber Benefits

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.

Radiant Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony is not only one of the most popular works of its kind ever written, it's a triumph of the human spirit. David Gordon's piano concerto Fabular Arcana, features South Dakota native Paul Sanchez.

Jan 22
7:30 PM

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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

From spring's first blush to the chilling grip of winter, this is a concert experience not to be missed.

Feb 12
7:30 PM

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The Music of John Williams

Blockbuster scores from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter and more!

Feb 26
7:30 PM

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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

The concert opens with the one and only Indian tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain, and an exciting first performance of a new work by Syrian-American composer Malek Jandali!

Mar 19
7:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert

The SDSYO is designed to enhance young musicians' talents in an inspiring and educational group settings

Mar 20 - May 22

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J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Experience the glory of Bach live and in person with your South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Apr 2
7:30 PM

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Stained Glass Concert

Experience the brilliance of your SDSO musicians showcasing masterpieces of chamber music.

Apr 10
2:30 PM

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SDSO Centennial Finale

Don't miss the final concert of this Centennial Season!

Apr 30
7:30 PM

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