Submitted by Elissa Dickey on Thu, 10/20/2022 - 12:47
Christopher Stanichar directing the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony

ABERDEEN, S.D. The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony invites you to a concert inspired by colors of the rainbow at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Northern State University.


The concert, which will be held in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater, feature soloists from the Aberdeen area, including Northern faculty members and a side-by-side selection with Aberdeen Central High School Orchestra. A Pre-Concert Conversation is scheduled for 6:45-7:15 p.m. in JFAC Berggren Recital Hall.


Dr. Christopher Stanichar, Director of the AUCS, will lead the orchestra. Some of the featured works on the program include a new composition by William Wieland, faculty composer at NSU. AUCS Concertmaster, Everaldo Martinez, will perform Lalo’s “Symphonie espagnole.”


Audrey Miller, Northern faculty member and clarinetist, will perform Stanichar’s “Pink Ribbon for Susan”—a piece composed for a friend in memory of her struggle with breast cancer. Anne Waltner, pianist for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, will conclude the concert with Gershwin’s popular “Rhapsody in Blue.”


Live artists from the NSU Art Department will join the performers on stage to paint works inspired by the music the AUCS plays.


“This spectacular first concert of the season will be a colorful night not to miss!” Stanichar said.


Celebrating its 103rd season, AUCS is the oldest continuous orchestra in South Dakota, attracting musicians from Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa and the surrounding area. Stanichar, Assistant Professor of Music at NSU, is the 17th conductor of the orchestra.


Ticket Information

All tickets to the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony are general admission and will be available at the door. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and NSU faculty/staff. Students will be admitted for free. Payment will be cash or check only; debit or credit cards will not be accepted. There will be no advance or online ticket sales.


For more information, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts at 605-626-2497. To learn more about the orchestra, visit the AUCS webpage.


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 an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.