The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra will present extraordinary concerts throughout the 107th season at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre in downtown Sioux City. The SCSO has been internationally recognized as a champion of innovation and adventurous programming, offering music lovers across the region and worldwide through SCSO.LIVE, a spectrum of breathtaking classics that have stood the test of time and exciting new music that reflects the diverse voices of our world. Welcome to the 2022 – 2023 season of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra!
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.
Featuring Inon Barnatan on Piano
Be transported to the “Roaring Twenties” as Maestro Haskins leads his musicians through a powerful display of color, rhythms, and harmonies in Maurice Ravel’s intoxicating Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2. Acclaimed pianist, Inon Barnatan makes his SCSO debut with George Gershwin’s jazz-infused Concerto in F, originally called the New York Concerto. Also featured on the program is Duke Ellington’s Harlem for jazz symphony. Opening Night concludes with Gershwin’s ever-popular impressionistic rhapsody An American in Paris.
AN EVENING WITH THE
Hispanic Heritage Month
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Sioux City Symphony presents an unforgettable evening with The Villalobos Brothers! Celebrated internationally for their high energy and engaging performances, this trio of violinists, singer-songwriters, composers, arrangers, and multi-talented instrumentalists will be sure to get you on your feet! Born and raised in Xalapa, Mexico, The Villalobos Brothers join the musicians of the SCSO and together fuse the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and the glorious sounds of the symphony!
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection”
A concert experience unmatched in all of music, Mahler’s colossal Symphony No. 2, ‘Resurrection’, deals with contemplating the meaning of life and the mystery of death, culminating in a blaze of transcendence that shakes the rafters and soars to the heavens above. Mahler leaves the listener with an expression of hope and optimism that will be sure to inspire. The SCSO welcomes renowned soloists Celena Shafer, soprano, Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, and will feature over 200 orchestra and chorus members who will fill the Orpheum stage for this must-see event.
3 PM Sunday Matinee
Back by popular demand, the award-winning Native American music group Brulé returns to the Orpheum stage and joins the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra in this year’s thrilling Christmas with the Symphony special feature! Brulé is best known for exciting audiences with the unique combination of cultural rock and theatrical instrumentations. The group is one of the top-selling Native American adult/rock music groups and has sold well over one million records worldwide. Brulé has released 21 titles in 20 years and has been named “Group of the Year” five times by the prestigious Native American Music Awards, earning seven NAMMYs since 2002.
HAYDN & BRAHMS
For decades, the magnificent Variations on a Theme by Haydn by Johannes Brahms has been an audience favorite and runs the gamut of human emotions from sorrow to sadness, from joy to jubilation. The animated, tuneful music of György Ligeti’s homeland Romania is put on display in this short virtuosic concerto for orchestra, Concert Românesc. Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D major with its graceful, lilting melodies is brought to life in the hands of SCSO Principal Cellist Stephanie March. The performance opens with Vienna’s most famous female composer of the 18th-century, Marianna Martines and her groundbreaking Overture in C, likely the first symphony written by a female composer.
A LEGEND RETURNS HOME
An Evening of Opera Greats
Featuring John Osborn and Lynette Tapia
Widely considered the most outstanding opera tenor in the world today, Sioux City native John Osborn will return to the Orpheum stage with a program featuring his “greatest hits” of opera. Osborn most recently won Best Male Singer at the International Opera Awards. After a three-year wait, this much-anticipated concert will guarantee an unforgettably powerful evening and will mark a celebrated welcome home to one of Sioux City’s own. The SCSO will also welcome special featured artist and John’s wife, the renowned soprano, Lynette Tapia. (updated 3/21/22)
ALADDIN IN CONCERT
At the Orpheum Theatre
Join Aladdin, Jasmine, and The Genie (Robin Williams) as we take a magic carpet ride through time and revisit DISNEY’S ALADDIN IN CONCERT LIVE TO FILM. Relive your favorite moments of the original 1992 animated feature projected in high-definition on the big screen at the Orpheum Theatre as the Sioux City Symphony brings to life the award-winning film score by Alan Menken! And to celebrate this extraordinary finish to the 107th season, Sioux City native, writer and director of Aladdin, Ron Clements will be in attendance to honor this once-in-a-lifetime film and orchestra event!