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Spring Festival of Music to feature five concerts in three days

Jazz Ensemble I
SDSU Jazz Ensembles will perform at the upcoming Spring Festival of Music, held April 21-23 at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. The festival features five concerts in three days.

South Dakota State University’s School of Performing Arts will hold its annual Spring Festival of Music in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall on campus.

The festival includes five concerts held over three days—April 21-23—and features performances by all the large ensembles and chamber ensembles within the school.

Tickets are $11.50 for adults and $6.50 for students. Children 12 and younger are free, and SDSU students are free with a valid ID. One ticket admits its holder to all five concerts.

Tickets are available 30 minutes before each performance at the performing arts center box office or online at For more information, please call the School of Performing Arts at 605-688-5187.

The Spring Festival of Music schedule of events is:

• Choirs (Concert Choir, Statesmen and Choralia Women’s Chorus), 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, directed by Laura Diddle and Andrew Robinette.

• SDSU Bands, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, directed by Jacob Wallace and Kevin Kessler.

• SDSU/Civic Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, directed by David Reynolds and Aaron Ragsdale.

• Jazz Ensembles, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, directed by Yiqun Chen.

• Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, featuring small group performances prepared in various studios in the school.