Dear NISO Supporters and Ticket Holders,

It has been an astonishing few days with the continuing developments with COVID-19 and the disruption it has caused to our local, regional, and global community. Because of the drastic measures that are ongoing, it is with great sadness we announce that the April 7, 2020 concert of Johannes Brahms Requiem, is canceled.

The determination to cancel this concert was not one we took lightly; however, for the safety of our musicians and community, we feel it is an unfortunate but warranted adjustment. NISO season ticket holders will be contacted soon about how your remaining concert ticket for the 2019-20 season will be honored during the 2020-21 season. The board is also working diligently to create an announcement concerning the very exciting season we have planned in 2020-21, as well as how to go about purchasing single and season tickets.

We apologize for the need to make this adjustment, and hope that all NISO supporters will look forward to joining us for a wonderful season next fall. NISO is dedicated to providing a world class arts experience for our community and region.

Thank you for your understanding and support,

Dr. Onsby C. Rose, Executive Director & General Manager, NISO

Check out the latest issue of NISO Notes.

Celebrity Conductor 2020

And the winner is… Lyle Van Ravenswaay, Hull

A special thanks to all of the 2020 Celebrity Conductor Candidates

Steve Connell, Orange City and Dan Vanden Bosch, Sioux Center

These celebrities raised $7,000+ for NISO!

2019-20 Season

“Symphonic Vision”

Season Concert Sponsors


Guest Concert

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

Saturday, October 26, 2019


BJ Haan Auditorium

NISO Guest Program

Guest Concert TV Ad

Fall Concert

“The American Dream”

Guest Artist:  John Walker, piano

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


BJ Haan Auditorium

NISO Fall Program 2019

Fall Concert TV Ad

Winter Pops Concert

The Texas Tenors

with the

Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Rescheduled Due to Weather:  Friday, Jan. 31!


BJ Haan Auditorium

NISO Winter Pops Program 2020

Winter Pops Concert TV Ad

Spring Concert

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

150th Anniversary of the premiere

Guest Artists:

Darci Bultema, soprano

Stephen Swanson, baritone

Dordt University Concert Choir – Ryan Smit, director

Sioux County Oratorio Chorus – Thomas Holm, director

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

BJ Haan Auditorium