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USD Symphony Orchestra Concert this Thursday

Photo of USD Orchestra. The USD Symphony Orchestra will play its third concert of the season this Thursday, March 1.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will host its third concert of the 2017-18 season this Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre.

Directed by Luis Viquez, DMA, the ensemble will perform Tchaikovsky's “Marche Slave,” and Debussy's “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” arranged by Arnold Schoemberg.

Ana Oliveira, a first year graduate student and winner of the 2017 Concerto Aria Competition will perform Schumann's celebrated “Piano Concerto.” The concert will conclude with the “Symphonic Suite” from "The Lord of the Rings" by Howard Shore.

The concert is free and open to the public.


USD's College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News