Symphony’s Brass Ensemble plans Vermillion performance

Symphony's Brass Ensemble plans Vermillion performance
A Brass Ensemble from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will perform a holiday concert in Vermillion on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The performance will take place at Slagle Auditorium on the USD Campus.

The program will be conducted by David Gier, music director, and is influenced by his years playing the trumpet.

This is the first brass concert of the SDSO's Chamber Series in several years. The concert will also be performed in Sioux Falls and Sisseton. The program includes a mix of great brass fanfares of Bach and Vivaldi, John Williams' movie music, as well as many holiday favorites including Sleigh Ride and O Holy Night.

The Bush Foundation has made grants to the SDSO for the last six years to help make chamber orchestra programs available and accessible to communities throughout the region for the Sioux Falls-based symphony. In addition, matching funds from the South Dakota Arts Council help communities bring the programs to the entire state of South Dakota. Sanford Health is the corporate sponsor for the concert.

"We're excited to be able to repeat the Sioux Falls concert in multiple communities," states Gier. "It's always a great experience taking the music on the road. We perform in over 10 communities with the chamber orchestra every year."

General admission is $5 with tickets available at the door. Students 13 and under, as well as anyone with a USD student ID, are free.

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the state of South Dakota, through the department of Tourism and State Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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