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.

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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A Musical Journey through Central & South America

Featuring violinist Francesca Anderegg and music of Latin composers past and present including Mexico’s traditional folk dance music, Huapango!

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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A Night at the Movies

Relive cinema’s greatest moments! Featuring highlights from Academy Award®-winning film composers spanning the last century and trailblazing music of the silver screen including "Psycho," "Schindler’s List," "Jaws" and more!

Apr 17
7:30 PM

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Stained Glass Concert with the Dakota String Quartet & Dakota Wind Quintet

Be enchanted with chamber music in intimate Sioux Falls settings!

Apr 25
2:30 PM

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SDSO Centennial Season Launch with Emanuel Ax

World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax launches the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s centennial with Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto.

May 1
7:30 PM

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Camerata Spring Recital

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

May 11 - May 12

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