USD Symphony Orchestra Performs Beethoven’s 5th

The USD Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Luis Viquez performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op.67 and an original composition by USD associate professor Dr. Paul Lombardi in a concert on Feb. 26.  Symphony No. 5 is one of Beethoven’s best known works with the first movement containing one of the […]

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The Symphony: A Night of Beautiful Music

The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (USDSO) always presents a lively and entertaining performance. I had the pleasure of attending the matinee concert and was incredibly excited to listen to a full symphony created by the famous composer, Beethoven.  Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67” is a challenging and intricate piece […]

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Gesteland’s Annual Studio Showcase Made Their First Appearance Since COVID-19

Tracelyn Gesteland, a voice and opera professor, brought back the annual studio showcase this year. This was the first time she has been able to hold this event since 2019. “We’ve had a studio showcase every spring since I began teaching at USD, with the exception of 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. It […]

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“Death by Chocolate & Aria: Divas at the Dome” gala sees opera students showcase skills

The USD Opera program hosted its annual “Death by Chocolate & Aria” gala last Saturday, albeit with a twist: this event, subtitled “Divas at the Dome,” saw four students perform for a crowd at the newly-renovated DakotaDome Club. The four student performers included Denisse Balandran, Margaret Meierhenry, Lauren Paul and KJ Phillips, who performed arias […]

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