USD Symphony Orchestra in concert

USD Symphony Orchestra will be performing their concert in Aalfs Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The orchestra will feature guest cello soloist Sonja Kraus, a USD faculty member who will be performing “Variations Symphoniques” by French composer Leon Boellman. Luis Viquez, director of orchestras and music director of the USD Symphony Orchestra, said the […]

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USD Concert Band and Symphonic Band Perform Together

The University of South Dakota Concert Band and Symphonic Band have been practicing for many months for their Concert Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium. The Concert Band and Symphonic Band will be performing many different pieces throughout the night and will come together to perform. The bands hope to represent all of […]

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USD Symphony Orchestra returns

USD’s Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage this Friday for a full program concert with a variety of musicians and composers. Conductor and Director of the Orchaestra Dr. Luis Viquez, said he is so thankful to be back on stage with musicians. Last year, COVID-19 separated the orchestra by allowing only half of the orchestra […]

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USD Symphony Orchestra performs winter concert

The USD Symphony Orchestra presented their winter concert Friday. Due to COVID-19, the performance had limited attendance by invitation only and was live-streamed for others to virtually attend. Director of Orchestras Luis Viquez said that they have followed all USD mandates, but preparing the orchestra for this concert had its challenges due to COVID-19. “We […]

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Professors adjust to teaching in Aalfs Auditorium

With social distancing measures in place on campus, every classroom has less space to seat students. In order to continue teaching large classes, Aalfs Auditorium has been turned into a classroom. Though the space is large, instructors with classes in the auditorium are making adjustments to effectively teach in the new environment. Analisa Gagnon, a […]

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