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: Brass Transit: The Best of Chicago

The world’s foremost Chicago tribute band joins the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for a brass blast!

Jan. 25
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!

Feb. 4 - Feb. 5

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South Dakota Symphony: The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Washington Pavilion and experience “The Wizard of Oz” as never before! 

Feb. 15 - Feb. 16

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SDSO Youth Concert at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center

Featuring performances with the SDSO Youth Orchestra, Philharmonia, Sinfonia and Prelude Strings* groups.

Feb. 23 - May. 3

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South Dakota Symphony: Dramatic Tchaikovsky

Minnesota Orchestra’s principal cellist joins the SDSO as soloist for Prokofiev’s masterful Sinfonia Concertante.

Feb. 29
7:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

Take a symphonic journey through Richard Wagner’s epic four-opera Ring Cycle in just 70 minutes!

Mar. 7
7:30 PM

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South Dakota Symphony: The Music of John Williams

Join the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for an out-of-this-world program of the music of multiple Academy Award®-Winner John Williams.

Mar. 21 - Mar. 22

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South Dakota Symphony: Mozart Requiem

Mozart’s choral masterpiece is paired with the gripping Stabat Mater from Arvo Pärt – the perfect way to honor Palm Sunday.

Apr. 4 - Apr. 5

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South Dakota Symphony: Beethoven's Ninth

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, the SDSO season finale is his glorious Symphony No. 9—best known for its culminating “Ode to Joy.”

Apr. 18 - Apr. 19

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SDSO Stained Glass Concert at St. Katharine Drexel

Experience the vitality and brilliance of your SDSO musicians in an intimate setting.

Apr. 26
2:30 PM

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