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The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra was founded to nurture and inspire others through music. Our updated mission and vision set the groundwork for the incredible goals of the Symphony, and guide our every move.

Mission & Vision

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra nurtures and inspires the human spirit through musical excellence for the many diverse communities we serve by presenting performances and related education and outreach programs that are innovative and culturally inclusive.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra will become one of the most relevant and accessible regional orchestras in America. We will secure the reputation as a prominent leader in the arts by sharing our vision and advancing our mission by:

Pursuing the highest level of artistic excellence, on and off the stage.

Reaffirming our position as a dynamic leader in music education through outreach and engagement within our community.

Honoring our commitment to new music in America through performance, commissioning, and education.

Promoting our musicians and world-class artists, creating innovative programs, and requiring responsible leadership within our organization.

Devotion to being a pioneer in the world of concert presentation.

Committing to diversity and inclusion within our organization and the communities we serve.

Maintaining a well-diversified and solid financial foundation.

Upholding the highest level of ethical standards throughout the entire organization.

Meet Us

It takes a proverbial village behind the scenes and on stage to keep the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra running smoothly. From the musicians to our Musical Director, and the staff behind the scenes, our guest artists and board of directors. Learn more about the people of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.



SCSO Live is the live streaming app for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra in Sioux City, Iowa. Watch live performances of our upcoming season, view EXCLUSIVE streaming only content and bonus videos, and learn more about music from our musicians and educators!

& Blog

Read the latest news from and about the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. Media coverage, reviews, and original content from our team.

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SCSO Streams into the Future with an Audacious Chamber Series

Experience Sioux City Symphony Orchestra’s first chamber series again and again with the SCSO Live app! Listen here to Gretchen Gondek, with Siouxland Public Media KWIT FM 90.3, talk to Sioux City Symphony Executive Director, Richard Steinback, to learn more of what’s to come and how to engage.

Sioux City Symphony to Announce 105th Season

Watch coverage from KCAU TV promoting our announcement of the 2020-2021 Season!

Sioux City symphony utilizes technology to put on ‘live’ performance

The Sioux City Journal shares a bit of the “magic” behind our Mad About Opera VIP event!

Plan Your Visit


There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a visit to one of our live performances at the Orpheum. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy information for you—all in one place!

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    Before You Get Here
    There's a ton to do in Downtown Sioux City before you get to the Orpheum. Dinner? Drinks? We've got your covered.

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    Getting Here
    The Orpheum Theatre is in Downtown Sioux City on Pierce Street. Get a map, directions and learn where to park.

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    While You're Here
    What's the proper attire for an SCSO performance? What about clapping and etiquette? Don't worry! We've got you covered.