A new performance will be shown at the National Music Museum this week featuring University of South Dakota students.
A first-time performance will showcase three different students’ talents: Wyatt Smith, Abigail Sandberg and Jina Kim. Smith, a junior at USD, will be playing two movements from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Sonata.”
Kim and Sandberg will be tag-teaming J.S. Bach’s 3rd “Suite for Unaccompanied Violoncello.” Kim is playing the first movement on viola, then Sandberg will cover the second with the cello, then Kim will finish the suite.
“Performing is always invaluable to me. The more I get to play for people, the more comfortable I get on stage. I love to share music with people, so even this small opportunity to play is fulfilling.” Sandberg said.
The performance will be held Friday at 12:05 p.m. with all students welcomed to attend.
Timothy Farrell, chair of the department of music, is excited to work with the National Music Museum and show how much each supports each other.
“The collaboration should be very well done, and I am excited to see how the students perform,” Farrell said.
Deborah Reeves, curator of education at the museum, says the university has many very talented students, and the students who are performing may attract a new
“Acoustically it will be really nice and we hope they will enjoy performing for us,” Reeves said.
Smith says he has looked forward to performing at the National Music Museum for a while now.
“I have performed organ recitals all over the country, so it really means a lot to be performing at the world-renowned National Music Museum, which is right here in Vermillion,” Smith says.
Reeves wants the students to be aware of what the National Music Museum really has to offer and how much unique music is played by all different sorts of talented musicians.
Reach reporter Dylan Geuther at Dylan.Geuther@usd.edu.