SD Symphony comes to Madison

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will present The Music of John Williams at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse at 2pm on Sunday, February 20, 2011.

“Hollywood composer John Williams is legendary for delivering music that captures the heart and soul of some of the most popular films of our time,” said South Dakota Symphony Music Director Delta David Gier.  “You will hear captivating scores from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and other blockbuster films performed live by our orchestra.  Audiences of all ages will enjoy this program of music from movies that we have come to know and love.”

“The South Dakota Symphony is a tremendous asset to our state and I wanted to make sure Madison and the Lakes area had a chance to experience it,” said Scott Scofield, SDSO Board member and Madison area resident who was instrumental in bringing the orchestra to the area.  “We are truly blessed to have so many business leaders in our community that want to ensure the Madison area remains a great place to live and work. They are the ones making this day possible for us.” The generosity of the Madison business leaders is reflected in the ticket price for the day’s event.  Thanks to the sponsors, the concert is free to the public!  A suggested contribution of $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students 12 and over is requested, with 100% of the sales donated to the Lake County Food Pantry, Domestic Violence Network and the Madison Area Arts Council.

The performance is made possible by Scott and Sue Scofield, East River Electric, Dakota State University, Heartland CPD, Madison Arbor Care, First Bank & Trust, Lewis Drug, Madison Chamber of Commerce, Lake Area Improvement Corporation, Knology, and the South Dakota Arts Council.

Scofield said, “The performance is free, but seating is limited to 700, therefore, be sure and get your tickets at one of the ticket outlets.”  Tickets will be available at First Bank & Trust, East River Electric, Lewis Drug, Knology, DSU , and the Chamber offices.

For more information, contact SDSO Executive Director Jennifer Boomgaarden at 605.335.7933 x11 or

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