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

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Jun 25, 2016

Free Pops Concert
on the campus of Morningside College

Join us for the annual patriotic pops concert at Morningside College, part of the Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series.

Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy of evening of popular classics as the sun sets and makes way for fireworks!

Concert is at 8:15PM

Event will take place rain or shine, with the rain location being Eppley Auditorium.

Jul 01, 2016

Dates for 2016-17 Season

September 24

October 15

November 12

December 10

February 4

March 11

April 29

Sep 19, 2015

Opening Night Gala
An Evening with Audra McDonald

With a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, Audra McDonald has off-the-charts vocal talent and artistry to match. Know for her roles on Broadway in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess, McDonald also wont TV fame for Private Practice (Dr. Naomi Bennett)

Welcome one of the most honored performers of her generation to the Orpheum Theatre for a special one-night-only performance with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ryan Haskins.

Program will feature an evening of American Song, from Pop to Standard from Hollywood to Broadway.

This concert is presented by:

Oct 17, 2015

A Night at the Museum
A collaboration with the National Music Museum

Join the Sioux City Symphony as the Orpheum Theatre is transformed into a modern-day museum brought to life through the power of music.

This once in a lifetime concert experience will feature concertos performed on four historic instruments from the National Music Museum's most treasured collections. A variety of unique instruments will also be on display throughout the Orpheum, including the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan, America's largest Indonesian percusson orchestra of over 50 instruments.

Concert will feature:
J.S. Bach      Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor BWV 1056
Handel          Music for the Royal Fireworks
Haydn            Trumpet Concerto
Glazunov       Saxophone Concerto

6:45 PM   Pre-Concert Performance of the gamelan from the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota

Program Notes

This concert is generously sponsored by:

Juliet Everist and Family

Gunderson's Jewellers

Nov 14, 2015

Ballroom with a Twist

If you're a Dancing with the Stars fan, then you'll love Ballroom with a Twist! This dance and symphony mash up includes dance pros from the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars as well as finalist from So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.

Join the Sioux City Symphony for an unforgettable evening of stunning costumes, thrilling music, and electrifying performances!

Dancing With The Stars
Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower, Celebrity Pros
Brent Borbon
Anya Fuchs
Alla Kocherga
Armen Way

So You Think You Can Dance Finalists
Randi Strong - Season 5
Legacy - Season 6
Nick Garcia - Season 11

American Idol Finalists
Gina Glocksen-Ruzicka - Season 6
Von Smith - Season - Season 8

Also Starring
Patricia Kaniowski, CJ Bair, Tony Pututau, Amy Bennett & Jenya Shatilova

This concert is generously sponsored by:


Dec 12, 2015

Christmas Spectacular

Recognized as one of Sioux City's greatest traditions, the Sioux City Symphony's Christmas Spectacular is the perfect way to ring in this year's holdiay season with the entire family!

Enjoy treasured Christmas carols, classic holdiay favorites, and the ever popular audience sing-a-longs. The evening will feature Bass-Baritone, Simon Estes, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Consecreated Mass Choir, Rick Darrow and the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, Santa and more!

Come early and hear Rick Darrow and the MIghty Wurlitzer Organ at 6:45!!!

This concert is generous sponsored by:

                      Irving F. Jensen, Jr.                 


       Leonard Gill & Family 


100th Season Sponsor:

Feb 13, 2016

SCSO Musicians Celebrate 100

This unique, musician-curated concert will be one of greatest orchestra features of the season. The talented musicians of the SCSO will select the music, present the evening to the audience, and perform a dazzling evening of show-stopping orchestral favorites.

Music Selected By,
Presented By,
and Performed By
The Musicians of
the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra!

The Siouxland Youth Symphony will join the SCSO for a very special side-by-side performance during this concert.

Felix Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave), Op. 26

Piotr Liyich Tchaikovsky's Capricco italien, Op. 45

Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings

Igor Stravinsky's Petruska 1947 Version

A pre-concert talk with Maestro Ryan Haskins at 6:45

Program Notes

This concert is generously sponsored by:

Jeanette & Michael Miranda


A Friend of the Sioux City Symphony

Mar 19, 2016

A Musical Homecoming

The evening will feature thrilling performances by six talented guest artsts with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ryan Haskins.

Welcome back some of Sioux City's finest musicians to the Orpheum stage.

Matt Baker, double bass:  Rossini's Variations on One String on a Theme From "Moses," and Andrés Valero Castells Toccata for Matt (world premiere)

Ben Baron, clarinet:  Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra,and Ljova Zhurbin's Budget Bulgar for Klezmer clarinet and orchestra (world premiere)

Eric Grossman, violin:  Chausson's Poeme for violin and orchestra, Op. 25

Ryan Kisor, trumpet:  Proto's A Carmen Fantasy for trumpet and orchestra

Stephanie March, cello:  Ginastera's Pampeana No. 2 for cello and orchestra, Op. 21;  and Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise" No. 14, Op. 34

Richard Steinbach, piano:  Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto, and Gershwin's "I've Got Rhythm" Variations

Pre-Concert Talk with Ryan Haskins at 6:45 p.m.

March 19th Program Notes

This concert is generously sponsored by:



Larry D. & Becky Williams

Dr. Donald & Mary K Schenk

Apr 16, 2016

Ode to Joy
100th Year Season Finale Celebration

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Copland: A Lincoln Portrait
     Maya Stojan, narrator

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 'Choral'
     Amanda Hall, soprano
     Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano
     John Osborn, tenor
     Robert Pomakov, bass-baritone

Briar Cliff Univeristy Singers
Iowa Lakes Community College Chamber Choir
Morningside College Choir
Northwestern College A cappella Choir
Sioux County Oratorio
Siouxland Master Chorale
University of South Dakota Choral Ensembles
Western Iowa Tech Community College Concert Choir

This concert is generously sponsored by:

The Wanzek Family Foundation

Drs. Diane Werth & Allan Manalan

May 14, 2016


A mind-blowing concert experience happens when two worlds COLLIDE! First be mesmerized by Tchaikovsky's beloved Violin Concerto. Then enter the immersive post-classical experience of Mercury Soul with Composer/DJ Mason Bates and musicians of the SCSO in a specially created club environment right outside the Orpheum. Come experience this groundbreaking collision of electronic dance music and classical that has packed clubs around the country.

Tchaikovsky:  Violin Concerto Program Notes

This concert event is generously sponsored by: