Jeff Paul Set-up

The improvising musicians work with Jeff Paul and Washington Pavilion’s fantastic TD Terry Ross to get the stage set for rehearsal. Don’t miss Jeff’s performance Sunday, July 25 at 2:30pm!  See Jeff’s bio page for more info and repertoire.  Should be a wonderfully eclectic performance!

Paul Sanchez Lecture 7.23.10

Paul discussing and performing the work of Isaac Albeniz, during the firstof our Lecture Series. Listening to Spanish music excerpts, Lorca’s Poetry,Spanish History, and the piano music of Albeniz.

Jose Luis Intermission

The piano takes a quick breather during intermission at Jose LuisHernandez-Estrada’s recital. So far it is proving to be a fantastic inaugural performance of the Fourth Season!

Paul on SDPB Dakota Midday

Yesterday afternoon, our Founder & Artistic Director Paul Sanchez made the trip down to Vermillion to join Paul Guggenheimer on SDPB’s Dakota Midday. Stream the full program at the following link (Paul’s segment starts at 24:45):

http://www.sdpb.org/tv/shows.aspx?MediaID=58447&Parmtype=RADIO&ParmAccessLevel=sdpb-all

Listen as the two Pauls discuss the Festival origins and it’s presentincarnation. Did you know that Dakota Sky and the current version of Dakota Midday started at the same time, and that Paul and guests have been on the program every year?

Welcome to our new Executive Director!

The Dakota Sky Foundation is pleased to announce the expansion of our Directorial Staff with the hiring of our new Executive Director, Mr. Andrew Reinartz!  He will be taking a place along side Mr. Paul Sanchez, who will continue in the role of Founder & Artistic Director.

Mr. Reinartz is a founding member of the Dakota Sky Board of Directors, and has been serving as its President for the past year.  A Sioux Falls native, Mr. Reinartz is heavily engaged in the community as a musician and educator, playing bass with the South Dakota Symphony, the Jazz Diversity Project, the Dakota Jazz Collective, Polyphase, Main Avenue Warehouse, amongst other groups.  He is also the President of the South Dakota Symphony Players Board, and a member of the SDSO Board of Directors.

Mr. Jim Speirs, former Vice-President of the Board, will succeed to the role of Board President.

Please see the full list of our Foundation Board and Directorial Staff here.

Welcome!

Welcome to the official Dakota Sky Blog!  We’ll be using this space to talk about a wide variety of Dakota Sky related happenings — everything from Festival preparations, event and behind the scenes photos, and information from around the Internet to help keep you up to date with the world of Dakota Sky, and our artists past and present.

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We’ll be rolling out an updated Facebook page, and Twitter account in the coming days as well.  Watch here and at www.dakotasky.org for more information!

~Andrew

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