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USD Welcomes Guests from SD Symphony Orchestra for Concert

Photo of Alessandra Feris. Assistant piano professor Alessandra Feris joins guests from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for a concert, Jan 23, at 7:30 p.m.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Music presents the concert, “Avec Charme: a Night of French Music,” featuring assistant professor of piano Alessandra Feris and guests from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Tuesday, Jan 23, at 7:30 p.m.

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra musicians joining Feris include Jeffrey Paul, oboe; Yi-Chun Lin, viola; and John Tomkins, bassoon. The night’s music will include works by Satie, Dutilleux, Loeffler and Paulenc.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. It is open to the public and free of charge.


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
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