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

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Opening Night with Zuill Bailey

Pre Concert Talk with Maestro Haskins at 6:45pm

2017 Grammy Award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey joins the SCSO for a dramatic performance of the emotionally charged Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar.  The evening concludes with one of Zoltan Kodaly’s most colorful and enchanting works for orchestra, Hary Janos Suite.  His most popular work feature the cimbalom, a traditional Hungarian dulcimer, played by Laurence Kaptain.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN     Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
                      Ms. Haddad, clarinet

EDWARD ELGAR            Cello Concerto
                                     I.  Adagio — Moderato
                                    II.  Lento — Allegro molto
                                   III.  Adagio
                                   IV.  Allegro — Moderato — Allegro, ma non-troppo — Poco più lento — Adagio

                       Mr. Bailey, cello


ZOLTÁN KODÁLY           Háry János Suite
                              I.  Prelude; the Fairy Tale Begins
                              II.  Viennese Musical Clock
                              III.  Song
                              IV.  The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon
                               V.  Intermezzo
                               VI.  Entrance of the Emperor and His Court

                         Mr. Kaptain, cimbalom

Click here for October 1st Program Notes 
                  This concert is generously sponsored by: Juliet Wanzek-Everist & family                     


October 28, 2017

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - A Night of Taunts and Terrors

A haunted evening awaits, as the SCSO turns to ghouls and goblins for this classically “spooky” event.  Berlioz’s tour-de-force, Symphonie fantastique, headlines this program with the bizarre story of an artist’s terrifying nightmare full of unexpected “bumps” in the night.  2017 Iowa Piano Competition winner, Mackenzie Melemed, returns, performing Liszt’s virtuosic Totentanz for piano and orchestra.

MODEST MUSSORGSKY              Night on Bald Mountain (1867, original version)

FRANZ LISZT                               Totentanz for piano and orchestra (1849)
                                  Mr. Melemed, piano


HECTOR BERLIOZ                        Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (1830)
                                                  I.  "Rêveries – Passions" (Daydreams – Passions)
                                                  II.  "Un Bal" (A Ball)
                                                  III.  "Scène aux champs" (Scene in the Countryside)
                                                  IV.  "Marche au supplice" (March to the Scaffold)
                                                  V.  "Songe d'une Nuit du Sabbat" (Dream of the Witches’ Sabbath)

Click here for October 28th Program Notes

This concert is generously sponsored by:

Joan Schreier -

Dr. Donald & Mary K Schenk


November 18, 2017

Disney FANTASIA - Live in Concert

Enter into a world where Mickey Mouse tries to work his magic, characters from classical mythology dance, a hippo steps lively in a tutu, and where humpback whales fly.

This concert is generously sponsored by:



December 9, 2017
Christmas with the Symphony
Rick Darrow and the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at 6:45PM

Join the SCSO for this magical evening featuring a beautiful blend of traditional favorites and popular holiday tunes.  Celebrate the Christmas season with audience sing-alongs, the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, bell choirs from local churches, violinist Robert Hwang, and many more surprises during this evening—perfect for the entire family!

This concert is generously sponsored by:


February 10, 2018

Church Windows

One of  Respighi’s most powerfully inspired works, Church Windows, take listeners on a vivid journey, showcasing some of the most beautifully orchestrated “stained-glass color” through rich symphonic sonorities.  The Siouxland Youth Symphony also joins in a special side-by-side performance of Hovhaness’ monumental work, Mysterious Mountain.

2018 Composer of the Year:
PATRICK O'MALLEY                              Loneliness in a Beautiful Place  
(b. 1989)                                                              (World premiere)
ALAN HOVHANESS                              Symphony No. 2, Op. 132 
(1911-2000)                                                                "Mysterious Mountain" 
                                                          I.  Andante con moto
                                                          II.  Double Fugue
                                                                (Moderator maestoso, allegro vivo)
                                                           III.  Andante espressivo


CLAUDE DEBUSSY arr. C. Matthews       La Cathedrale engloutie 
(1862-1918)                                              (The Sunken Cathedral)

OTTORINA RESPIGHI                            Vetrate di chiesa (Church Windows), P. 150
                                                            I.  La fuga in Egitto
                                                                   (The Flight into Egypt)
                                                            II.  San Michele Areangelo
                                                                   (St. Michael the Archangel)
                                                            III.  Il Mattutino di Santa Chiara
                                                                   (The Matins of St. Clare)
                                                            IV.  San Gregorio Magno
                                                                   (St. Gregory the Great)


This concert is generously sponsored by:

The Hwang Family, Principal Sponsor

Dr. Luis Lebredo & Ruth Rose

Irving F. Jensen, Jr.



Pre-Concert Talk with Ryan Haskins at 6:45pm

Click here for February 10th program notes



March 10, 2018

Cherish the Ladies

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Cherish the Ladies, the Grammy-nominated Irish-American group that makes up one of the top Celtic bands in the world. 

This concert is generously sponsored by:

Ken Ackerman, Principal Sponsor
Dr. Richard G. Wagner in Remembrance of Dorothy Wagner
Jeanette K. & Michael R. Miranda

Larry D. & Becky Williams in Memory of Carolyn "Tigger" Jensen

April 21, 2018 

April 22, 2018 (3:00pm)

West Side Story

As part of our Bernstein @ 100 celebration, the SCSO presents West Side Story like you have never experienced it before.  This modern day love story of Romeo and Juliet will feature a groundbreaking combination of staging, choreography, full orchestra, and a completely digitally designed/projected set.  The cast will feature some of the greatest young professional talent from across the country.  You will not want to miss this once-in-a lifetime presentation!

This concert is generously sponsored by:
  Juliet Everist      

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