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  • USD Rawlins Piano Trio to Play Fall Concert
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio will perform its season-opening concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The internationally recognized ensemble will perform at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts at USD.
  • VERMILLION, SD – The struggle of freedom from persecution for refugees amid the maddening nature of an unrelenting bureaucracy will be the focal point of USD Opera’s spring production of “The Consul” at the end of this month in Aalfs Auditorium.
  • Congratulations to this evening’s soloists pictured here with President Sheila Gestring: Pedro Medeiros, Piano Nicole Santos, Piano Kaitlin Pearson, Soprano Eldon Warner, Baritone