Showtime 7:30PM at the Orpheum Theatre unless otherwise noted

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September 24, 2016

Opening Night with Leila Josefowicz

The Sioux City Symphony begins its second century with international star violinist, Leila Josefowicz, performing John Adams' masterful Violin Concerto. The concert also includes Tchaikovsky's bold and triumphant, Symphony No. 5

Sponsored by:
Juliet Wanzek-Everist & Family 
Principal Sponsor



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October 15, 2016

The Godfather LIVE

The Godfather LIVE brings Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece film to concert halls for the first time. Winner of three Academy Awards and countless other honors, The Godfather remains one of the greatest films in the history of film. Nino Rota's iconic score (accompanied by the film's traditional Italian folk music and jazz) is performed live by the Sioux City Symphony while the film is simultaneously shown in High Definition on the big screen in the Orpheum Theatre. A concert experience that will not be forgotten for music lovers and film-goers alike!

Sponsored by:

Principal Sponsor

                 Irving F. Jensen, Jr.


November 12, 2016

Espana! featuring Sharon Isbin, guitar

An evening celebrating the lush, romantic melodies and driving, evocative rhythms of Spain!

Chabrier: Espana!

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
De Falla: Three Cornered Hat Suites No. 1 & 2

Sponsored by:
Ken Ackerman
, Principal Sponsor

   Leonard Gill & Family

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Pre-Symphony Event!

December 10, 2016
Christmas with the Symphony

Join us for a special Christmas performance with award-winning Native American music group, Brule

Sponsored by:

February 4, 2017

Five for Fighting

Singer-Songwriter John Ondrasik best known by his stage name Five For Fighting, joins the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra for an evening of fan favorites including Superman (It's Not Easy), The Riddle and 100 Years.

Sponsored by:



March 9 - 12, 2017

Iowa Piano Competition

The Iowa Piano Competition is an intensive three-day competition hosted by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra in Sioux City, Iowa. The 2017 Competition will be held March 9-12, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre. Twelve pianists from all entries received will be selected by jury to compete in the Competition.

The Competition consists of three rounds:

Day 1, Thursday, March 9th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
First Round - Solo Recital

Twelve competitors will present a 30-minute solo recital from memory. This round is free and open to the public.  Six semi-finalists will be announced at the end of the day.
This day is free and open to the public

Day 2, Saturday, March 11th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Semi-Final Round - Chamber Music

The six semi-finalists will perform selected movement(s) from a specific piano trio.  Three finalists will be announced following the performance.
This day is free and open to the public

Day 3, Sunday, March 12th 3:00 PM
Final Round - Concerto

Each of the finalists will perform a movement(s) from pre-selected piano concerti in concert with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.  At the conclusion of the concert, the 2017 Iowa Piano Competition winner will be announced.
This final round is part of the 2016-17 Season and tickets will be required for entry.

click here for the Program Notes for Sunday's Final Round of the IPC


Sponsored by:

Dr. Lee & Ruth Van Voorhis

Dr. Donald & Mary K Schenk

Larry D. & Becky Williams

April 2, 2017 ~ 3:00 PM - Free Family Concert
Tchaikovsky Discovers America

Based on the highly acclaimed and award-wining Classical Kids recording Tchaikovsky Discovers America, this theatrical symphony concert is an imaginative way to introduce young audiences and their families to the life and music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in a live performance venue.  Audiences will enjoy much of the composer's best-loved music - including the 1812 Overture, First Piano Concerto and String Serenade featured with dramatic choreography recreating theatrical story passages from his three famous ballets - The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.

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Call The Symphony To Reserve Your Free Tickets for this Event:  712-277-2111

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April 29, 2017

Season Finale 2.0 featuring Conrad Tao, composer/pianist

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra's Season Finale features composer/pianist phenom, Conrad Tao performing his piano concerto, An Adjustment for piano, orchestra, and electronics. This will be a one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary presentation of the work, with specially commissioned video projections integrated into this performance.

The concert will also premier a new work by this season's Composer of the Year, Saad Haddad, and conclude with Prokofiev's magnificent Symphony No. 5.

Sponsored by:

Dr. Luis Lebredo & Ruth Rose    

click here for the Program Notes for April 29, 2017

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