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FREE, Hands-on Workshop with Native American Composers

Presented by South Dakota Symphony Orchestra  & LSS Multi-Cultural Center 

Join us at the Coliseum on March 1, 2024, allowing audiences for CoLABoratory, a program of the American Composers Orchestra (ACO), giving audiences the opportunity to watch a new musical experiment unfold in real-time, as composers are each exploring a new and form-breaking idea in the realm of orchestral music.

You won’t want to miss these dynamic artists! Native American composers: Diné performer Michael Begay and Oglala Lakota artist Suzanne Kite, mentored by Pulitzer Prize-winning Diné composer Raven Chacon, will be visiting the Sioux Falls community to give an inside look into the process of putting together a composed piece.

“The MCC is thrilled to be partnering with SDSO and ACO for this event. Hosting these artists is a special honor for Sioux Falls. Suzanne Kite is a multi-media artist exploring Lakota thought and philosophy through design and sound. When I heard Michael Begay’s string quartet piece ‘Daan’ I was amazed at how much it sounds like a spring thaw, beautiful and serene. They are mentored by Raven Chacon, the first Native American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music. We look forward to sharing the evening with families, aspiring young artists, and classical music lovers across the city,” shares Valeria Wicker, LSS Multi-Cultural Center.

This workshop is free, participatory, and open to the public.  No musical background is required to participate, all ages and skill levels welcome!