AUCS presents ‘Unfinished Business’ Feb. 29 at NSU

Conductor directing the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony on stage

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar, will continue the celebration of its 100th season with its next concert, “Unfinished Business.”

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Jewett Theater. A pre-concert conversation is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. in the JFAC Berggren Recital Hall.

The concert features great works left unfinished or incomplete, including Beethoven’s “Overture to Fidelio”; Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony”; and Borodin’s “Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor” with the NSU choirs, conducted by Dr. Timothy Woods.

The concert will also feature performances by Northern’s Concerto-Aria Competition winners, NSU students Rosemary Vega and Eduardo Mendoza. Vega will sing Bizet’s “Je dis que rien que mepouvante” from “Carmen.” Mendoza will perform Paul Creston’s “Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra” (first movement).

Tickets cost $18 for adults, with students admitted free. Tickets are available online here ( or at the JFAC Box Office. Box office hours are noon-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday or two hours before showtime on performance nights. Contact the box office at 605-626-2900 or To learn more about the AUCS, visit Aberdeen Symphony online.

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