Alessio Bax to Perform with SDSO

Looking for some Dakota Sky performers in our off-season? Come see past-performer Alessio Bax in concert with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, as he performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1! You’ll have three chances to see him, both in Sioux Falls and Watertown, on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27.

Also take a moment to read Mr. Bax’s blog post on the Huffington Post discussing his long-standing passion for Stravinsky’s Petrouchka here.


Young Artist Program Students Perform At Avera


Angelina Gadeliya, Tyler Sieh, and Kayleen Sanchez Rehearse the Bancks for tonight’s performance!


Jose Luis Hernadez-Estrada Teaches First Master Class


Young Artist Program student Mary Anna Salo works with Mr. Jose Luis Hernandez-Estrada in the first of many Master Classes!

Mr. Sieh and Mrs. Sanchez Rehearse


Tyler Sieh, viola, and Kayleen Sanchez, soprano, rehearse the new work “Eight Bad Omens” by Sioux Falls native, Jacob Bancks. Come see this exciting new work this Monday, July 23 at 7:30pm, along with new works by Paul Sanchez and David Xenakis.

Founder & Artistic Director Paul Sanchez performs at the Avera Prairie Center in the first of nearly 50 public events events over the next two weeks of Dakota Sky!


Recent Dakota Sky Articles

We’re getting incredibly excited to kick of the two-weeks of never 50 events this coming Saturday, July 21! Take a look at some recent articles about this year’s Festival below:

An Artist’s Touch”
Argus Leader Link – “2 Week Festival Begins”

Mr. Igor Lipinski and his two helpers! Music and Magic at the final Children’s Concert.


Children’s Concert 3


Jose Luis Hernandez-Estrada and Kayleen Sanchez play Webern and talk 20th Century Music with the kids at the third children’s concert!

Igor Lipinski Lecture


Pianist and magician Igor Lipinski begins his lecture on unique piano performances.

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