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The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ryan Haskins have been anxiously awaiting the day when we can return to filling the Orpheum Theatre with beautiful music-making and enthusiastic audiences. The Symphony’s 106th season promises to be the most memorable yet! Join us as we embark on a new year and bring the music back to life! 

Season highlights include internationally acclaimed guest artists, thrilling world premieres, three blockbuster pops programs, an exclusive film and orchestra concert at the Tyson Events Center, and a stunning collection of symphonic masterworks, all featuring the talented musicians of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.


Opening Night

Welcome pianist Michelle Cann as she performs Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement. The Concerto evokes the composer’s experiences as a Black woman raised in the post-Civil War South. Experience references to spirituals, call and response, and the “juba” – a lively plantation dance that predates the Civil War in this impassioned Concerto. Paired with the Concerto is Beethoven’s powerful and triumphant Symphony No. 7. The rhythmical Seventh Symphony radiated such tremendous intensity and enthusiasm at its premiere that the audience was immediately won over and cheered for more. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony has remained popular ever since! 


The Passionate Masterpiece

Tchaikovsky’s sixth and final symphony, the Pathétique, dramatically captures the spirit of life and the fullness of human emotion. Today, the symphony remains his most controversial work and continues to spark debate over 125 years after its composition. The evening also features the world premiere of award-winning composer Kati Agócs’ lyrical Horn Concerto written for and performed by the legendary principal horn of the Boston Symphony and international soloist, James Sommerville. The concert kicks off with the sensual dance music of Mexican composer Arturo Márquez in his Danzón No. 4. 


3 PM Sunday Matinee

On Sunday, December 12th, don’t miss your chance to be a part of Siouxland’s most popular holiday traditions, Christmas with the Symphony. Hailed as the start of the Christmas season, the Symphony offers a variety of music, from the cherished old carols we have all grown to love to the timeless classics that truly make this time of year special. Don’t miss this special Sunday matinee concert, perfect for the entire family. 


Formerly of the Eagles

Legendary singer/songwriter and a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, Don Felder, joins the Sioux City Symphony for this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. Felder and his band will perform classic hits like “Hotel California,” “Take it Easy,” “Victim of Love,” and “Heartache Tonight.” Don’t miss your chance to ROCK OUT during one of the most exciting collaborations of the season! 

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and New York Times best-selling author Don Felder spent 27 years previously with The Eagles. Together they recorded the top-selling album of all time – Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) – which has sold over 38 million copies (and counting). 


Experience Vivaldi like never before! This SCSO production features Vivaldi’s timeless classic, The Four Seasons. After intermission, be transported into a modern-day nightclub scene – cue the strings, electronics, and synthesizers of composer Max Richter and his mind-bending take on the same Vivaldi classic. Be mesmerized by the sights and sounds of this once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience! SCSO Concertmaster Bacco Liu is the featured soloist throughout this experimental program. 


Featuring Rajaton

You Can Dance – You Can Jive – Having The Time Of Your Life! 

Experience an explosion of sheer grooviness with The Music of ABBA featuring the Finnish pop sensation Rajaton and your Sioux City Symphony. Dance the night away, enjoying ABBA’s infectious hits like “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” and so much more – this is a concert not to be missed!


At the Tyson Events center

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert flies into Sioux City on June 11th for this one-night-only special event at the Tyson Events Center. The Harry Potter™ film series is a cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans worldwide. Relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen in the Tyson while hearing the Sioux City Symphony perform every note of John Williams’ unforgettable score live.

Tickets will be available at a discount to season subscribers, and available to the public at a later date.

Part of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series Brought to you by CineConcerts

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