The inaugural public concerts in the Performing Arts Center’s new Recital Hall will be held Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. The concerts feature the Boston Brass with organist Gregory Hand.
Tickets are $20 and are available by calling South Dakota State University’s School of Performing Arts at (605) 688-5187 or (605) 688-5188. Seating is reserved and limited.
For more than 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass captivates all ages. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass regularly performs with orchestras, wind ensembles, brass bands, marching bands and a variety of other ensembles.
Hand, a professor of organ for the University of Iowa, held the position of University Chapel Organist at Northwestern University. Hand returns to Brookings March 17 to perform, which will be the first to feature the Reuter organ as a solo instrument in its new space. The organ was originally built in 1962 for Colorado Women’s College but was gifted to SDSU for installation in the new facility.
The PAC expansion project adds nearly 100,000 square feet onto an existing structure, creating a home for the School of Performing Arts as well as providing new public performing spaces. A groundbreaking event was held April 2017 and much of the facility was made available to faculty, staff and students this semester. In addition to the recital hall, the building also adds a proscenium theater seating approximately 850 people.