Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony to perform Nov. 7

Symphony performing on stage

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Come hear the great classics played by the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.

Admission is free, and the performance is open to the public. General seating will be limited to a maximum of 200 patrons. Please note that masks are required, and attendees are asked to follow appropriate social-distancing protocols. The concert will also be livestreamed on the NSU Music Department Facebook page

Audience members will be treated to a sampler of the great classical composers:  Mendelssohn, Haydn and Beethoven. The orchestra opens with the bustling and gurgling music of Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture,” inspired by the composer’s visit to the islands of Scotland. 

Dr. Rolf Olson, chair of the NSU Music Department, joins the orchestra for a performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto—the first concerto written for keyed trumpet.  Finally, you will hear Beethoven’s rousing first symphony in honor of the composer’s 250th birthday.

This concert lasts only an hour and is sure to appeal to everyone, and will leave you cheering and wanting to hear more classics! Come hear this amazing orchestra of students, community members and professional musicians. Attending these concerts is a great way to hear masterworks in our region. For more information, call the School of Fine Arts office at 605-626-2497, or visit www.northern.edu/artsnsu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.