South Dakota New Music brings unique sound to Colton Recital Hall

Eight composers and 11 performers made up the South Dakota New Music performance Monday night inside of Colton Recital Hall. The show welcomed an in-person crowd and was livestreamed on the Department of Music’s website. In total, there were three world premieres, including a piece made by assistant professor Paul Lombardi, who was the artistic […]

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USD Opera to perform “All Together Now” this weekend

USD Opera will be hosting its first event of the year, “All Together Now: Operatic Scenes and Ensembles” Nov. 20 and 21. The program features eight scenes from operas and operettas with music by composers such as Mozart, Rossini, Bizet and Stephen Sondheim. Assistant Professor of music JuanCarlos Mendoza is directing the event. Mendoza said […]

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Percussion Ensemble Christens Colton Recital Hall

The USD Percussion Ensemble performed their fall concert Nov. 7, christening the newly renovated Colton Recital Hall with the sound of their instruments. The percussion ensemble also featured performances by the community high school percussion ensemble and the Caribbean Coyotes Steel Band. Darin Wadley, director of percussion studies at USD, said the Percussion Ensemble is […]

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South Dakota New Music presents music written for the world

South Dakota New Music will be performing music written by composers both local and from around the world for the first time since before the pandemic began. Paul Lombardi, USD associate professor of music theory and composition, started South Dakota New Music 10 years ago with Darin Wadley to perform recent works. Lombardi is also […]

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Rawlins Piano Trio first concert of the year

The Rawlins Piano Trio will perform the first of two concerts on Oct. 6. The trio is comprised of USD faculty members assistant professor of violin Ioana Galu, assistant professor of music Sonja Kraus and the founder and director of USD’s master’s degree in collaborative piano Susan Keith Gray. Galu plays the violin, Kraus plays […]

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“Songs of the Seasons” Graduate opera recital

Vocal performance major Michaela Lynn Rabideau performed her graduate opera recital Saturday. It was held in Colton Recital Hall, which currently has a limited attendance of 28 people. The theme of Rabideau’s performance was seasons. She started with summer, then went through autumn, winter and spring, then ended with an opera joke of audition season. Most of the […]

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Violin and viola studio presents student recital

The violin and viola studio presented their student recital April 10. The recital was hosted in the Colton Recital Hall which can only hold 27 audience members. Dr. Ioana Galu, the assistant professor of violin and viola, put together the entire recital for her students. With the COVID-19 pandemic, she said she was unable to prepare food […]

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