VERMILLION, S.D -- Events for this fall semester produced by the University of South Dakota Department of Music include concerts by students and nationally recognized artists.
The Weaver Guest Artist this year is Nathan Cook, a cellist, who will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the Colton Recital Hall. The Rawlins Piano Trio Concert, featuring a new violinist, is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Colton Recital Hall. And the Rawlins guest pianist, Ingrid Fliter, performs at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall.
Notable student performances include:
- Oct. 16: USD Fall Choral Showcase at 3 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium
- Nov. 19: USD Opera: Babes & Bad Guys at 7 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall
- Nov. 20: The Sound of USD’s Year End Spectacular at 2:30 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium
- Nov. 20: USD Opera: Babes & Bad Guys at 4 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall
- Dec. 4: USD Music Department Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium
The National Music Museum is hosting two live performances a month. All concerts are at 12:05 p.m. and 7 p.m of the same day, except the Dec. 2 concert, which will only be at 12:05 p.m. The noon concert is free admission for all attendees as well as a free tour of the museum after the concert. The evening performance costs $7 admission, but students and National Music Museum members-with-benefits can attend for free. Dates of those concerts:
- Sept. 23: James Conway, harmonica
- Oct. 14: Darren Thompson, Native-American flutist
- Nov. 18: The Trio Pardessus, pardessus viols, harpsichord
- Dec. 2: South Dakota Brass Quintet
The National Music Museum will also host NMM at the Movies the first Monday night of each month at 7 p.m. at the Coyote Twin theater in Downtown Vermillion. Admission for the movies is $5, but free to students and National Music Museum members-with-benefits.
Download a photo: The holiday concert is one of numerous events scheduled this fall by the USD music department.