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Guest Artists

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is always thrilled to bring world-renowned guest artists to the stage for you. Likewise, we love featuring our incredible musicians as well. Below are previous guest artists who have performed with the symphony. With many more to come!

John Osborn – Soloist

American tenor, John Osborn, was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He attended primary and secondary school, and was heavily involved in music and athletics while growing up in Iowa.

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Lynette Tapia – Soloist

Bolivian American soprano Lynette Tapia is consistently acclaimed for her “canary” embellishments and “crystalline coloratura” passages by journalists worldwide.

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Eric Grossman – Soloist

Violinist Eric Grossman, praised by the New York Times as a “brilliant soloist,” is a versatile performer. With notable collaborations and concerto performances in many parts of the world, he has been praised for his flawless technique, superb musicianship, and commitment to a wide range of repertoire.

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Ryan Lindveit – Composer

Ryan Lindveit is an American composer who finds inspiration in literature, art, science, poetry, and personal experience in order to craft colorful and emotionally vivid musical journeys.

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Clint Needham – Composer

The music of Clint Needham has been described as “wildly entertaining” and “stunning… brilliantly orchestrated” by the New York Times, as well as “well-crafted and arresting… riveting” by the Herald Times.

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Michael Daugherty – Composer

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1954. He is the son of a dance-band drummer and the oldest of five brothers, all professional musicians.

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