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The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

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The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center serves South Dakota State University, the Brookings community and the Region. It is a state-of-the-art performing arts center that is the home for concerts, theatrical and dance performances, special events and SDSU’s School of Performing Arts. Weekly events are livestreamed to bring the arts to a broader audience.

The naming of the Center recognizes the vision and exceptional, unwavering generosity of the Pat and Dale Larson Family and the Larson Foundation. The Center is a comprehensive facility providing spaces for both the instruction and performance in dance, music and theatre. Developed by Design Architect Malcom Holzman, and acoustically engineered by David Kahn, the center proves that what an individual hears and sees during performances do correlate and that great art is made in great settings.   

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The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center Events

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Jan 28

Faculty Recital: Aaron Ragsdale

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Feb 4

Senior Recital: Joanna Engels

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Feb 5

Wind Symphony Concert

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Feb 12

Wind Symphony Concert

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The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center News

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The Living - 11-2020 - rehearsal

State University Theatre and Dance to perform 'The Living' under COVID-19 protocols

South Dakota State University’s State University Theatre and Dance continues its fall 2020 season at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21 with “The Living” by Anthony Clarvoe. The performances will be at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.

Freeland to receive Hendrickson Award, deliver Cheever Lecture

South Dakota State University faculty member Mark Freeland received the annual J.P. Hendrickson Liberal Arts Faculty Scholar Award and deliver the Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts Lecture.

Von Eschen selected director of Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

Lynn Sargeant, dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has announced the hiring of Lynn Von Eschen as director of the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center following a national search. Von Eschen will start work in his position Monday.