Programs have been chosen for the purpose of providing education and enjoyment for both the audience and the performers.

  2012/13 Season 2003/04 Season 1994/95 Season*
  2011/12 Season 2002/03 Season 1993/94 Season*
2019/20 Season 2010/11 Season 2001/02 Season 1992/93 Season*
2018/19 Season 2009/10 Season 2000/01 Season 1991/92 Season*
2017/18 Season 2008/09 Season 1999/00 Season 1990/91 Season*
2016/17 Season 2007/08 Season 1998/99 Season 1989/90 Season*
2015/16 Season 2006/07 Season 1997/98 Season 1988/89 Season*
2014/15 Season 2005/06 Season 1996/97 Season 1987/88 Season*
2013/14 Season 2004/05 Season 1995/96 Season 1986/87 Season*

2021/22 Winter Dreams and Spring Delights!

Fall Concert:  “Winter Dreams from Russia!”

Procession of the Nobles from Mlada – Rimsky Korsakov
Piano Concerto in C# Minor, Op. 30 – Rimsky-Korsakov – Dr. Matthew Gianforte, Soloist
Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian” – P.I. Tchaikovsky

Winter “Pops”: “The History of a Nation!

The Star-Spangled Banner w/ choir – John Williams
The White Cockade (Piccolo and Side Drum Only) – Traditional
Liberty Fanfare – John Williams
Considering the Pledge – w/ SCCS students reciting pledge
American Civil War Fantasy – Jerry Bilik
Over There – w/ vocal soloist
Hymn to the Fallen w/ choir – John Williams
A Salute to Big Bands – Calvin Custer
Apollo 13 – James Horner
God Bless the USA – Lee Greewood
The Middle Hour of Our Grief (winds only) (When Jesus Wept with Sept 11 Narration))
America the Beautiful
Orchestrated Taps (brass only)
Battle Hymn of the Republic w/ choir
Armed Forces Medley
Stars and Stripes Forever – JP Sousa

Spring: “Copland, Bernstein and Beyond!

Candide Overture – Bernstein
Concerto for Tuba – Vaughn Williams (Tuba Soloist, Dr. Kevin Young)
Symphony No. 3 – James Stephenson

2019/20 Symphonic Vision

Guest Concert – October 26, 2019 – NISO Guest Program

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

Danza Valenciana Joaquin Rodrigo
Toccata in G-major J.S. Bach
from Toccata in D minor – Adagio & Fugue J.S. Bach
Proseta se Jovka Kumanovka arr. Maja Radovanlija
Cuatro estampas Andaluzas Joaquin Rodrigo
Three Finnish Pieces Maria Kalaniemi
Purple Rain Prince
StarWaves Ian Krouse

Fall Concert – November 19, 2019 –NISO Fall Program 2019

The American Dream

Guest Artists: John Walker, piano

Readings by Dordt University Theatre Arts Students

The Star-Spangled Banner Smith/Damrosch
Hymn for the Heartland Onsby Rose
Concerto in F for piano Gershwin
Fanfare for the Common Man Copland
Ellis Island: The Dream of America Boyer

Winter Pops Concert – January 19, 2020 (rescheduled January 31, 2020) – NISO Winter Pops Program 2020

NISO in concert with The Texas Tenors

The Texas Tenors Program The Texas Tenors
Bugler’s Holiday Anderson

Spring Concert – April 7, 2020


2018/19 Orchestral Celebration

Fall Concert – November 13 – Fall Concert Program 2018

Nordic Notes

Guest Artist: Deborah Greenblatt, nyckelharpa

Prelude to Hansel and Gretel HUMPERDINCK
Hans Christian Andersen Suite STANICHAR
Peer Gynt suite No. 1, Op. 46
Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7 SIBELIUS

Winter Pops Concert – January 26 – Winter Pops Program 2019

Piano Dreamer

Guest Artist:  Jan Mulder, composer, pianist, and conductor

Variations on a Shaker Melody from “Appalachian Spring” Aaron Copland
In Christ Alone Jan Mulder
The Fragrance of Your Love Jan Mulder
Blessed Assurance Jan Mulder
Ocean of Dreams Jan Mulder
The Deer Symphony Jan Mulder
The Glory Jan Mulder
“Wooden Shoe Dance” from In Holland Christian Kriens
Be Thou My Vision Jan Mulder
Love Most Bright Jan Mulder
O Love Divine Jan Mulder
Turn Your Eyes Jan Mulder
Be Still My Soul Jan Mulder

Spring Concert – April 2 – Spring Concert Program 2019

The Organ: King of Instruments

Guest Artist:  MaryLou Wielenga, organ

Lauda: A Fanfare for Orchestra Daniel Baldwin
Organ Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 7, No. 1, HWV 306 Handel
Symphony No. 3, in C Minor, Op. 78 “Organ Symphony”

Guest Concert – April 13 – Guest Concert Program 2018-19

Gaudete Brass

Copperwave (2006)
Joan Tower
Transatlantica (2019) – World Premiere
Daniel Baldwin
Morning Music (1986)
David Sampson
Wawel Fanfare Mark Nowakowski
Legends of Olympus (2017)
Stacy Garrop

2017/18 Symphonic Treasures

Fall Concert – November 14 – Fall Concert 2017 Program

B is for Bravo!

Guest Artist: Douglas Yeo, bass trombone

Overture to “Egmont” Beethoven
Selections from “West Side Story” Bernstein (arr. Mason)
Concerto for Bass Trombone & Orchestra Eric Ewazen
Academic Festival Overture Brahms
Rumanian Folk Dances Bartok
Polovetsian Dances form “Prince Igor” Borodin

Winter Pops Concert – January 27 – NISO Winter Program 2018

Romancing the Violin

Guest Artist:  Jessica Mathaes, violin

Gymnopedie no. 1 Satie (Orch. Debussy)
Romance, Op. 26 Svendsen
Meditation from Thais Massenet
Main Theme from “Schindler’s List” Williams
Excerpts from “Fiddler on the Roof” Bock/Williams
Caravan Ellington/Ployhar
Allegretto from Palladio Jenkins
Tango (“Por una Cabeza”) Gardel/Willaims
Oblivion Piazzolla/Longfield
Jalousie “Tango Tzigane” Gade/Naughtin
Medley from “Phantom of the Opera” Webber/Custer

Guest Concert – March 20 – NISO Guest Concert 2018 Program

Camerata RCO

String Quintet No. 2 in C minor, K. 406 Mozart
Souvenirs de Voyage Bernard Herrmann
String Quintet No. 2, op. 111 Brahms

Spring Concert – April 10 – NISO Spring Program

A Mighty Fortress

Guest Artist:  Richard Steinbach, piano

Russian Easter Overture Rimsky-Korsakov
Piano Concerto No. 2 Shostakovich
Symphony No. 5, “Reformation” Mendelssohn

2016/17 Musical Gems

Fall Concert – November 15 – Fall Program 2016

Here’s The Story

Guest Artist: John Bailey, flute

The Moldau from “Má vlast” SMETANA
In Good King Charles’s Golden Days COLEMAN
Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen BORNE
Grand Canyon Suite GROFÉ

Guest Concert – February 4 – Guest Program 2017

Lark Quartet

Chinese Folk Songs for String Quartet ZHOU LONG
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (1893) CLAUDE DEBUSSY
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 ANTONIN DVORAK
Five Songs for String Quartet, arranged by Stanley Silverman GEORGE GERSHWIN

Winter Pops Concert – February 25 – Winter Pops Program 2017

A Night With The Okee Dokee Brothers

Guest Artist:  The Okee Dokee Brothers

Hoe-Down Copland
Cripple Creek  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. John Wasson
Can You Canoe  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. John Wasson
Rosita  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. John Wasson
Thousand Star Hotel  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. John Wasson
Through The Woods  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. Tommy Barbarella
Out of Tune  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. Tommy Barbarella
 Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. Tommy Barbarella
 Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. Tommy Barbarella
Washinton Post March Sousa
Don’t Fence Me In  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. Tommy Barbarella
Jackalope  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. Tommy Barbarella
Mama Don’t Allow  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. John Wasson
Bullfrog Opera  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. Tommy Barbarella
Boatman’s Dance  Words & Music by Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander; arr. John Wasson

Spring Concert – April 11 – Spring Program 2017

Rocky! An All-Rachmaninoff Program

Guest Artist:  Sean Botkin, piano

Guest Conductor:  Henry Duitman

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor RACHMANINOFF
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 RACHMANINOFF

2015/16 Symphonic Journey

Fall Concert – November 17 – Fall 2015 Program

Musical Universe

Guest Artist:  John Pennington, timpani

Also sprach Zarathustra
Raise the Roof
The Planets
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter”
Star Wars Suite

Winter Pops Concert – January 30 – Winter Pops 2016 Program

The Classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Guest Artists:  Shannon Salyards, soprano; Pamela De Haan, mezzo-soprano; Russell Svenningsen, tenor; Brandon Hendrickson, bartione

The Carousel Waltz  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein/arr. by Calvin Custer
It’s a Grand Night For Singing  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
I Have Dreamed  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
We Kiss In A Shadow  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
I Whistle A Happy Tune  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Hello, Young Lovers  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
If I Loved You  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Younger Than Springtime  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
A Wonderful Guy  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
There is Nothin’ Like A Dame  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Some Enchanted Evening
 Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Colonel Bogey March  by Kenneth J. Alford
The Sound of Music  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
My Favorite Things  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Climb Ev’ry Mountain  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Do-Re-Mi  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
People Will Say We’re in Love  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Oklahoma  Music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

Guest Concert – April 1 – The Rose Ensemble – Guest 2016 Program

The Rose Ensemble

Slavic Wonders

Hospodine, Pomiluj Ny

Anon. 11th c. Czech (attr. Saint Vojtěch)

Svatý Václave Anon. 12th c. Czech
Heruvímskaya Pesñ Vasily Titov, ca.1650-ca.1715
Dies est Laetitiae Anon. 14th c. Czech

Stala sĕ jest vĕc divná

Anon. 15th c. Czech
Beata es Virgo

Mikołaj Zieleński (ca. 1550 – post 1615)

Today the virgin traditional Ukrainian

Kleszczmy rękoma

Mikołaj Gomołka, b. ca. 1535

Hodie egressa est/Magnificat plainchant with fauxbourdon
The New Joy   traditional Ukrainian
In Jerusalem
traditional Ukrainian
Decet huius cunctis horis Jan z Jenštejna, written ca. 1350-1400
Magnificat a 12

Mikołaj Zieleński

Salve pater optime Anon. 15th c. Czech
Alme presul et beate Anon. 15th c. Czech
Rozhdestvo tvoye Khriste early Church Slavonic Nativity Tropar
Dostóyno yest Vasily Titov
The Heavens and the Earth traditional Ukrainian

Spring Concert – April 19 – Spring 2016 Program


Guest Artist: Christopher Hill, clarinet

Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
Clarinet Concerto in A Major Mozart
Symphony No. 6 in D Major Dvorak

2014/15 The Year of the Composer

Fall Concert – November 18 – Fall 2014 Program

Thunder and Lightning

Guest Artists:  Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Co.

Thunder and Lightning Polka
J. Strauss
Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Beethoven

Winter Pops Concert – January 31 – Winter Pops 2015 Program

The Memory of All That:  Gershwin Tribute…

Guest Artist: Spider Saloff

An American in Paris Gershwin/arr. Whitney
Fascinating Rhythm Gershwin/arr. Monte
Lonely Boy Gershwin/arr. Monte
Nashville Nightengale Gershwin/arr. Monte
They Can’t Take That Away Gershwin/arr. Monte
Slap That Bass Gershwin/arr. Monte
Porgy and Bess Gershwin/arr. Sayre
Syncopated Clock Anderson
Embraceable You Gershwin/arr. Monte
Somebody Loves Me Gershwin/arr. Monte
Summertime Gershwin/arr. Monte
Isn’t It A Pity Gershwin/arr. Monte
I Got Rhythm Gershwin/arr. Monte

Spring Concert – April 7 – Spring 2015 Program

I Like Tchaik!

Guest Artists:  Anthony Arnone, Cello

Waltz from “The Sleeping Beauty”, Op. 66 Tchaikovsky
Varaitions on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 Tchaikovsky
Symphony in E minor, op. 64 Tchaikovsky

Guest Concert – April 18 – Guest 2015 Program

Rhythm & Brass

Contrapunctus I J.S. Bach/arr. Michael Allen
Norwegian Wood Lennon-McCartney/arr David Gluck
Speedy Alex Shuhan
Le Cloches Claude Debussy
Romance arr. Alex Shuhan
General Lavine Eccentric arr. Michael Allen
Stairway to Heaven R. Plant/ J. Page
Lament from “Jephta” Giocommo Carrisimi
Concerto for Cootie Duke Ellington
Amad arr. Tom Brantley
Caravan Juan Tizol
Temporary Heartbeat David Gluck

2013/14 The Year of the Composer

Fall Concert – November 12 – Fall 2013 Program

Verdi vs. Wagner

Guest Artists:  Shannon Salyards, Soprano and Russell Svenningsen, Tenor

Triumphal March from Aida Verdi
Prelude to La Traviata Verdi
Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore Verdi
“Sempre Libera” from La Traviata Verdi
“La Donna e mobile” from Rigoletto Verdi
Overture to La Forza del Destino Verdi
Overture to Act III from Lohengrin Wagner
“Prize Song” from Die Meistersinger Wagner
Festmarsch from Tannhauser Wagner
Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Wagner
Ride of the Valkyries Wagner

Winter Pops Concert – February 1 – Winter Pops 2014 program

I Love A Piano

Guest Artist: Rich Ridenour

American National Anthem Smith
Pumpkin Eater’s Little Fugue McBride
American Salute Barroso
Linus and Lucy Guaraldi
Not Fur Elise Beethoven
Clair de Lune DeBussy
Maple Leaf Rag Joplin
Warsaw Concerto Addinsell
Radetsky March Strauss
Root Beer Rag Billy Joel
Funeral for a Friend Elton John
The Pink Panther Mancini
Kitten on the Keys Confrey
“Variation XVIII” from a Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninoff
Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin

Guest Concert – March 1 – Guest 2014 program

Euclid Quartet

selections from At the Octoroon Balls Marsalis
String Quartet No. 1 Ives
String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, “American” Dvorak

Spring Concert – April 15 – Spring 2014 program

The Three B’s

Guest Artists:  Richard Bogenrief, Trumpet; Anna Davis, Flute; Jennifer Frens, Violin; and, Kristi Stanichar, Oboe

Overture to Consecration of the House, Op. 124 Beethoven
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047 Bach
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 Brahms


2012/13 Musical Journeys

Fall Concert – November 6


Guest Artist: Ksenia Nosikova – piano

American National Anthem Smith
Variations on ‘America’ Ives/arr. Schuman
American Salute Gould
Independence Overture Stanichar
Four Dance Episodes from ‘Rodeo’ Copland
Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin

Winter Pops Concert – February 2

A Night at the Movies

Guest Artists: Pamela De Haan – saxophone and voice; Deanna Wehrspann – piano

Star Spangled Banner Smith
Hooray for Hollywood Mercer, arr. Strommen
Over the Rainbow from “The Wizard of Oz” Arlen, arr. Gold
Pirate of the Caribbean Zimmer, arr. Ricketts
Moon River from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Mancini, arr. Moss
As Time Goes By from “Casablanca” Humfield, arr. Custer
Raiders March from “Indiana Jones” John Williams
Highlights from “Jurassic Park” Williams, arr. Custer
The Pink Panther Mancini arr. Custer
Theme from “Mission Impossible” Schifrin, arr. Custer
Forrest Gump-Main Title (Feather Theme) Silvestri, arr. Lavender
Gabriel’s Oboe from “The Mission” Morricone, arr. Longfield
Schindler’s List Main Theme John Williams
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Shore, arr. Whitney
Imperial March from “The Empire Strikes Back” John Williams
Throne Room and Finale from “Star Wars” John Williams

Guest Concert – February 23

Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Ernest Richardson, Conductor

The Hebrides, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave” Felix Mendelssohn
Beyond the Odyssey Steven Laven
The Frontier Dave Heath
Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, D. 417, “Tragic” Franz Schubert

Spring Concert – April 16

Let’s Go Dutch

Guest Artists: Dordt College Concert Choir; Northwestern College Heritage Singers; Sioux County Oratorio Chorus; Shannon Salyards – soprano; Debora Vogel – soprano; Emily Lodine – mezzo-soprano; Timothy Campbell – tenor; Brandon Hendrickson – baritone; Dr. John Walker – piano

Overture to Flying Dutchman
Richard Wagner
Choral Fantasy
Ludwig van Beethoven
Hallelujah! from Christ on the Mount of Olives
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony in D Minor
César Franck

2011/12 Fabulous Firsts

Guest Concert – October 15

St. Olaf Orchestra

Steven Amundson, Conductor

Fall Concert – November 15

Number One!

Christopher Stanichar – Principal Conductor

Guest Artist: Richard Bogenrief – Trumpet

Leonore Overture No. 1, op. 138 Beethoven
Trumpet Concerto Arutiunian
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor Kalinnikov

Winter Pops Concert – January 21

Fabulous 50’s!

Guest Artist: Rave On! – The Music of Budd Holly

Not Fade Away Music of Buddy Holly
Ready Teddy  
Maybe Baby  
I’m Looking For Someone To Love  
Early In the Morning  
Take You’re Time  
You’re So Square  
That’ll Be the Day  
It’s So Easy  
Peggy Sue  
True Love Ways  
Blue Tango Anderson
Everyday Music of Buddy Holly
Raining in My Heart  
Fool’s Paradise  
Think It Over  
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore  
Peggy Sue Got Married  
Oh, Boy! Medley  
Johnny Be Goode  

Spring Concert – April 17

Magic Carpet Ride

Guest Artist: Maxim Kozlov – cello

Aladdin, op. 34: Seven Pieces Nielsen
Concerto for Cello No. 1 in A Minor, op. 33 Saint-Saens
Scheherazade, op. 35 Rimsky-Korsakov
From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows Smetana
Pines of Rome Respigh

2010/11 A Season of Celebration

Fall Concert – November 16

Guest Conductor: Jeffery L. Paul

Guest Artist: John Tompkins – Bassoon

Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2 Respighi
Andante and Hungarian Rondo, op. 35 Weber
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 43 Sibelius

Winter Pops Concert – January 22

Guest Conductor: Timothy McGarvey

LeMars High School Show Choir, MOC-Floyd Valley High School Swing Choir, Sheldon High School Show Choir

Haven’t Met You Yet arr. Alan Billingsley
The Best of You in Me arr. Steve Zegree
Faithful arr. Anita Cracauer
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore arr. Mark Hayes
Where is Love? arr. Joshua Shank
One Day More arr. Mark Brymer
I Can See It arr. Larry Shackley
It’s My Life arr. Aric Van Cleave
Anyway arr. Ly Tartell
You Can Still Rock in America arr. Eric Van Cleave
Dance of the Comedians Smetana
Selections from “Porgy and Bess” Gershwin, arr. Sayre
A Tribute to John Williams Williams, arr. Lavendar
Armed Forces Salute arr. Lowden
Irving Berlin – A Symphonic Portrait arr. Ades

Spring Concert – April 5

Conductor: Christopher Stanichar

Guest Artist: Synchronicity: Carah Landes – percussion, Gregory Landes – piano

Tales from the Vienna Woods Strauss
Alborada del Gracioso Ravel
Danzas Argentinas, op. 2 Ginastera
From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows Smetana
Pines of Rome Respighi

2009/10 A Noteworthy Season

Fall Concert – November 17

Guest Conductor: Christopher Stanichar

Guest Artist: Uriel Tsachor, Piano

Sunflowers Stanichar
Piano Concerto No. 1 Chopin
Symphony No. 2 Borodin

Winter Pops Concert – January 30

Guest Conductor: Jungho Kim

Guest Artists: Chris Vadala – Saxophone, Dordt College Jazz Band, Northwestern College Jazz Band

Jazz Piece Gillespe
Jazz Piece Ellington
Jazz Piece Magione

Spring Concert – April 13

Guest Conductors: Timothy McGarvey

Guest Artist: Jessica Mathaes – Violin

‘Candide’ Overture Bernstein
Violin Concerto No. 3 Saint-Saens
Symphony No. 5 Beethoven

2008/09 New Directions

Fall Concert – November 18

Guest Conductor: Tim McGarvey

Guest Artist: John Thomson – Violin

Entry March of the Boyars Halvorsen
A Visit to the Summer Mountain Pasture Bull
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 4 Grieg
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

Winter Pops Concert – February 7

Guest Conductor: John Thomson

Guest Artists: The Stoneback Brass and the Stoneback Sisters, Trumpet Ensembles, Dordt College Jazz Band, Northwestern College Jazz Band

Obertura from ‘Los Esclavos Felices’ Arriaga
Intermedio from ‘La Boda de Luis Alonso’ Gimenez
Spanish Dance No. 1 Falla
Bugler’s Holiday Anderson
Flight of the Bumblebee arr. Koff
Por la Espana Cani arr. Mendez

Spring Concert – April 21

Guest Conductors: Jungho Kim, Bradley Miedema

Guest Artist: Gary Reeves

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 Brahms
Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra
Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Wagner
Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 Dvorak

2007/08 Season of Harmony

Fall Concert – November 27

Guest Artist: Martha Councell – Flute

Fanfare from ‘La Peri’ Dukas
Flute Concerto in G Stamitz
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 Enesco
Symphony No. 5, Op. 107, “Reformation” Mendelssohn

Winter Pops – February 2

Guest Artists: Realtime A Cappella Quartet

Balley Music from ‘Faust’ Gounod
Pavanne Gould
My Funny Valentine Rodgers
Rocky Top Bryant
Superman Returns Williams
Georgia on My Mind Carmichael
Loch Lomond traditional Scottish
Keep the Whole World Singing Dirkema

Spring Concert – April 19

Guest Artist: Maxim Koslov

Egmont Overture Beethoven
Variations on a Rococo Theme Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 3 (Organ) Saint-Sans

2006/07 Musical Fantasies

Fall Concert – November 7

Guest Artist: David Burgess – Guitar

Patrie! Bizet
Fantasia para un Gentilhombre Rodrigo
Symphony No. 32 Mozart
“Carmen” Suite No. 1 Bizet

Winter Pops – February 3

Guest Artist: David Gluck – Percussion/Composer, Dordt College Jazz Band, Northwestern College Jazz Band

Three Dances from the ‘Gayne’ Ballet Khachaturian
Movie Spectacular arr. Bocook
Blue Tango Anderson
Nagaina’s NemesisPremiere performance of this commissioned work Gluck

Spring Concert – April 24

Guest Artists: Robert Horton – Organ, Stephen Yarbrough – Composer

Fanfare from ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ Strauss
Credo Victoria
Serenade No. 1, mvt 1 Brahms
Fantasy for Organ and OrchestraPremiere performance of this commissioned work Yarbrough
Death and Transfiguration Strauss
The Turtle Dove Cassler

2005/06 Magnificent Musical Masterpieces

Fall Concert – November 15

The Americans

Guest Artist: Thomas Alexander – Piano

Buckaroo Holiday from
Selections from ‘Porgy and Bess’ Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin
Symphony No. 2 (Romantic) Hanson

Winter Pops – February 5

Broadway on Parade

Guest Show Choirs from Le Mars High School, MOC-Floyd Valley High School, Sioux Center High School

Slavonic Dance, Op. 46 No.7 Dvorak
Broadway on Parade arr. Sayre
Selections from ‘Oklahoma’ arr. Rosenhaus
‘Oliver’ Selections arr. Reed
Selections from ‘A Chorus Line’ Hamlisch
A Symphonic Portrait Berlin
Give My Regards to Broadway Cohan


Rhythm & Brass

Fantasie in C minor J.S. Bach
Norwegian Wood Lennon/McCartney arr. Gluck
The Tao of “Heavy D” Richardson
Two Studies in English Folk Song Williams, arr. Villarubia
Ballet and Film Music Shostakovich, arr. Villarrubia
Awakenings (Tuesday Morning) Shuhan
Selected Music of: The Beatles, Hank Williams, Led Zeppelin, Duke Ellington, Pink Floyd, Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder

Spring Concert – April 11

The Russians

Guest Artist: Elayna Duitman-Verhage – Violin

Guest Choirs from Northwestern College, Sioux County Oratorio, Dordt College

Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture Glinka
Adagio from ‘Spartacus’ Khachaturian
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op.19 Prokofiev
Berceuse and Finale from ‘Firebird’ Stravinsky
Polovtsian Dances from ‘Prince Igor’ Borodin

2004/05 Kaleidoscope of Sound

Fall Concert – November 16

Guest Artists: Emily Monica Mitzel – Flute, Jessica Shoemaker – Piano

Overture to ‘The Barber of Seville’ Rossini
Concerto No. 9 for Flute and Orchestra Devienne
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (Unfinished) Schubert
Piano Concerto in A Minor Grieg
Ha¡ry Ja¡nos Suite Kodaly

Winter Pops – February 5

Guest Artists: The Brass Section, The Siouxland Boys Choir

Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld Offenbach
Highlights from Harry Potter Williams/Story
Medley from Aladdin arr. Moss
A Tribute to MGM arr. Nagle
Sonata for Two Trumpets and Brass Purcell/Mills
Highlights from Phantom of the Opera Webber
Somewhere Out There from American Tale arr. Chinn
Newsies Menken/Emerson
Believe from The Polar Express arr. Huff
Pirates of the Caribbean Badelt/Ricketts
Chicago Ebb & Kander/Lopez
The Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein/Bennett


The Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Conductor, Ernest Richardson


Guest Artists: James Buswell, Violin and Carol Ou, Cello

La Muse et le Poéte Saint-Sans
Havanaise Saint-Sans
Symphony No. 5 in e minor Tchaikovsky

2003/04 Fantastic Musical Journeys

Fall Concert – November 18

Symphony 104 (London) Haydn
Walk to the Paradise Garden Delius
Evening Prayer from ‘Hansel & Gretel’ Humperdinck
The Planets (Mars, Saturn, Jupiter) Holst

Winter Pops – January 31

Guest Artist: Rex Richardson, Trumpet

Guest Jazz Bands from Sioux Center Community High School, MOC-FV Community High School, Northwestern College, Dordt College

Concerto for Trumpet Tartini
The Hollow Men Persichetti
Marche Militaire Francaise Saint-Sans
Selections from ‘Les Mis’ Schonberg/Lowden
Summon the Heroes Williams/Custer


The St. Olaf OrchestraConductor, Steven Amundson

Spring Concert – April 29Guest Artist: Emily Lodine – Mezzo-soprano

Overture to ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ Mozart
Der Wesendonck Lieder Wagner
Symphony No. 2* (American Premiere) Villem Kapp

2002/03 Pictures Old and New

Fall Concert – November 12

Pictures from the Old World

Guest Artists: Teresa Walters – piano

Hungarian Dances 5 & 6 Brahms
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni
Lieutenant Kije Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor) Beethoven

Winter Pops – January 18

Portraits of Patriotism!

Guest Artists: The Valley Male Chorus and the Sioux Valley Singers

America the Beautiful
Landsighting by Grieg
Armed Forces Salute
Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams
God Bless America
and more

March 25 7:30 GUEST CONCERT

The Omaha SymphonyConductor, Victor Yampolsky

Photographs from the New World!

Alleluias for Orchestra Yarbrough
An Outdoor Overture Copland
The New World Symphony Dvorak


Fall Concert – November 7

Rivers, Horses, and Other Suprises!

Guest Artists: Erika Van Den Hul – violin, Grace Kim – piano

Light Cavalry Overture von Suppe
Introduction and Rondo Capricioso Saint-Sans
Suprise Symphony (No. 94) Haydn
Piano Concerto No 2, mvt 1 Rachmaninoff
The Moldau Smetana


The Omaha Symphony Chamber OrchestraNISO strings join to play Adagio for Strings by Barber

Gershwin and All that Jazz!

Guest Artist: Thomas Brantley, tromboneConductor, Timothy McGarvey

Area Jazz Bands

Trombone Opener arr. Moore
Selections from Porgy and
arr. Sayre
Trombone Concertino David
Gershwin in Concert arr. Sayre

Spring Concert – May 1

Orchestra Showcase!

Distinguished Guest Conductor: Henry Charles Smith

Consecration of the House Overture Beethoven
Pavanne Ravel
Symphony No. 2 Sibelius


Fall Concert – November 7

…to Holland!

Guest Artists: Elayna Duitman Verhage – violin, Zeger Verhage – clarinet

Roman Carnival Overture Berlioz
Concerto for Clarinet in A Mozart
Conzon duodecimi toni Gabrieli
Violin Concerto in d Sibelius

Winter Pops Concert – February 3

…to Folk Music of Other Lands! 


The Siouxland Boys Choir, Joan Van Holland – conductor, soprano, Norman Grimm – Tenor

Dance of the Commedians Smetana
Broadway on Parade  
Themes from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’  
Theme from ‘New York, New York’  

Spring Concert – April 24

…to Korea!

Guest Artists: Seo Kyoung-Suk – soprano, Kwag Sung-Sup – tenor, and an Opera Chorus

Symphony No. 8 Dvorak
* Fantasie for Flute and Chamber Orchestra Fauré
Dove Sono from Figaro Mozart
Che gelida manina from La Boheme Puccini
O soave fanciulla from La Boheme Puccini
Parigi, o cara from La Traviata Verdi
Recondita armonia from Tosca Puccini
D’amor sull’ ali rosee from Il trovatore Verdi
Nessun dorma from Turandot Puccini
Final chorus from Turandot Puccini
Brindisi from La Traviata Verdi


Fall Concert – November 9

…The Music of Spain and Latin America!

Guest Artist: David Burgess – guitar

Ritual Fire Dance de Falla
Concierto de Aranjuez Rodrigo
Malagueña Lecuona
Carmen Suite No. 1 Bizet
Danzón No. 2 Marquéz

Winter Pops Concert – February 5

…A Trumpet Virtuoso!

Guest Jazz Bands from MOC-FV High School, Sioux Center Community High School, Northwestern College, Dordt College

Hungarian March Berlioz
Trumpet Concerto in Eb Hummel
Mack the Knife Weill/Sayre
Granada Lara/Sayre
Jazz Bands with Rex  

Spring Concert – April 18

…Orchestra Soloists!

Guest Artists: Charles Dibley – tuba, John Erickson – flute, Berta Graham – oboe, Karen DeMol – clarinet, Julie Hulstein – French horn, Loretta Thomas – bassoon

Concerto in a for Violin, mvt. I (arr for tuba) Bach/Dibley
* Fantasie for Flute and Chamber Orchestra Fauré
Sinfonia Concertante, mvt. I Mozart
Symphony No. 4 Tchaikovsky
*conducted by Assistant Conductor Tim McGarvey  


Fall Concert – November 18

…of Russian Music!

Student Artist: Jessica Shoemaker – piano

Guest Artist: Eric Grossman – violin

Gayne: Sabre Dance Khachaturian
Piano Concerto No. 3, mvt 1 Kabalevsky
Violin Concerto Glazunov
Symphony No. 2 Borodin

Winter Pops Concert – February 13

…of the American Spiritual!

Guest Choir: The Valley Male Chorus

Hungarian Dances 5 and 6 Brahms
Gershwin in Concert Gershwin/Sayre
When the Saints and Gimme That Old Time arr David Itkin
Shall We Gather and Down By the Riverside arr David Itkin
Swing Low Sweet Chariot arr David Itkin
An American Spiritual Festival Rosenhaus

Spring Concert – April 20

…of British Music and More!

Guest Artist: Emily Lodine – mezzo-soprano

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Elgar
Five Variants on ‘Dives and Lazarus’ Vaughan Williams
Overture to ‘Der Freischatz von Weber
*Scherzo alla Marcia Vaughan Williams
Sea Pictures Elgar
*conducted by Assistant Conductor Tim McGarvey  


Fall Concert – November 18

Celebrate American Music!

*American Salute Gould
Prairie Night & Celebration Copland
The Plow That Broke The Plains Thomson
Hoe-Down Copland
Symphony No. 2 (Romatic) Hanson
*conducted by Assistant
Conductor Tim McGarvey

Winter Pops Concert – January 31

Celebrate Jazz with Rhythm & Brass!

Internationally-recognized artists:
Rhythm & Brass
Duke Ellington Tribute
Bolero Ravel

Spring Concert – April 21

Celebrate the Orchestra!

Egmont Overture Beethoven
An Outdoor Overture Copland
Berceuse and Final from ‘Firebird’ Stravinsky
Symphony No. 32 Mozart
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 Bizet

1996-97 A BANNER YEAR!

Fall Concert – November 19

Guest choirs: The Sioux County Oratorio Chorus & The Unity High School Chamber Singers

Zadok the Priest Handel
The White Peacock Griffes
Karelia Suite Sibelius
The Pines of Rome Respighi

Winter Pops Concert – February 15

Movie Music Classics with a “Tribute to Music Educators”

Dances with Wolves Jurassic Park
Batman Star Wars
2001 A Space Odyssey Robin Hood
The Pink Panther Mr. Holland’s Opus

Spring Concert – April 29

Internationally-recognized artist:
Chiu-Ling Lin, piano
*Chester Schuman
Piano Concerto in Eb (K. 271) Mozart
Symphony No. 2 in D Major Brahms
*conducted by assistant conductor,
Tim McGarvey


Fall Concert – November 14

Student Artists: Jennifer Van Den Hul – viola, Erika Van Den Hul – violin, Grace Kim – piano

Guest Choirs: The Dordt College Concert Choir and Chorale, Benjamin Kornelis – conductor

Slavonic Dances, opus 46 No. VII Dvorak
Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished), mvt. I Schubert
Piano Concerto in A Minor, mvt. I Grieg
Sinfonia Concertante in Eb (K. 364), mvt. I Mozart
Polovtsian Dances from “Prince Igor”, No. 17 Borodin

Winter Pops Concert – February 17

Broadway Classics with The Siouxland Boys Choir and Joan Van Holland – soprano

Fiddler on the Roof Give My Regards to Broadway
Oklahoma! Sound of Music
A Tribute to Lerner and Loewe Phantom of the Opera

Spring Concert – April 24

Guest Artist: Elayna Duitman – violin

*Overture for the End of a Century Larsen
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Bruch
Symphony No. 3 in G Minor (Organ) Saint-Sans
* conducted by assistant
conductor, Tim McGarvey

1994-95 Season

Fall Concert – November 15 The Five-Year Anniversary Celebration of Orchestranimals

Student Artists: Adam Grimm and Ryan Wynia, boy sopranos

Guest Composer: Irene Eugen-Raisen

Narrator: John Hofland

Plus many orchestral soloists

Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 Enesco
Hansel and Gretel–Evening Prayer and Dream Humperdink
Orchestranimals Grieg
Sinfonia Concertante in Eb (K. 364), mvt. I Mozart
Polovtsian Dances from “Prince Igor”, No. 17 Borodin

Winter Pops Concert – February 11

Sweets and Suites

A Night in Old Vienna

Spring Concert – April 26

Guest Artists: The Sioux County Brass Quintet

Canzon duodecimi toni Gabrieli
Overture to ‘Poet and Peasant’ (Brass Quintet) von Suppe/Mills
Intermezzo from ‘Cavalleric Rusticana Mascagni
Lieutenant Kije Suite Prokofiev
Fanfare from ‘La peri’ (Brass Quintet) Dukas
La Rejouissance from ‘Water Music’ (Brass Quintet) Handel/Siepp
Symphony No. 8 in F Major Beethoven

1993-94 Season

Fall Concert – November 16

Guest Artist: Roy Samuelsen – bass.

Guest Choirs: Sioux Valley Singers, Lyle Kroon director and the Dordt College Male Chorus, Dale Grotenhuis director.

Also a special appearance by the SCO flute quartet: Lavila Nelson, John Erickson, Kathy Jimenez, and Lisa Vander Wilt


Hoberg Suite Prelude –
Allegro Vivace
Two Songs – The Journey
Home , A Vision
Peer Gynt Orchestra Suites Grieg
Sigurd Jorsalfar Grieg
Rigaudon Grieg
Three Songs Grieg
Landsighting (Landkjending) Grieg

Winter Pops Concert – February 19

Suites and Sweets Pops in the Sioux Center Mall

Spring Concert – April 24


PATRIE! Overture Dramatique Bizet
Symphony No. 12 in E Major Haydn
*Sheep May Safely Graze Bach
Hary Janos Suite Kodaly
* conducted by assistant
conductor, Tim McGarvey

1992-93 Season

Fall Concert – November 10

Guest Artists:Scott Olson, Richard Bogenrief,
Trumpets; Simon du Toit, Jerelyn Schelhass, David Schelhass,

Presenters of Shakespere’s tale; and the Sioux County Brass Quintet.


Concerto for Two Trumpets Vivaldi
The Walk to the Paradise
Overture to: “The Merry
Wives of Windsor”
Quintet No. 2 Movment II –
Symphony No. 36 “Linz” Mozart

Winter Pops Concert – February 13

Valentine Suites and Sweets Pops in the Sioux
Center Mall

with the Dordt College Male Chorus and the Sioux County Brass Quintet.

Spring Concert – April 13

Guest Artist: Elayna Duitman, violin


Violin Concerto No. 2 in d
Symphony No. 9 in e minor
(from the “New

1991-92 Season


Guest conductor, Peter Van Ooyen

Fall Concert – November 5


Overture to “Idomeneo” Mozart
Soiree Musicales (Five Movements from Rossini) Britten
Peterloo (Overture for Orchestra) Arnold
Suite from “The River” Thomson

Winter Pops Concert – February 8

Valentine Sweets and Suites In the Sioux Center Library with Lisa Vander Vliet, Paul and Jeff Beekhuizen, Leah Schreurs and Elayna Duitman.

Spring Concert – April 14

Guest Artist: Chiu-Ling Lin, Piano

Eight Russian Folk Songs op. 58 Liadov
Pavane Faure
Two Hungarian Dances Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 18 Rachmaninoff

1990-91 Season

Fall Concert – November 14


Overture to “Cosi fan Tutti” Mozart
Overture to “der Freischutz von Weber
Overture to “The Barber of Seville” Rossini
Scherzo [Sioux County Brass Quintet] Cheetham
Suite from the Water Music Handel
Jubilee Nelson

Winter Pops Concert – February 8

Valentine Sweets and Suites In the Sioux Center Library with Lisa Duitman, Karen De Mol, Lorretta Thomas and Sue Blom

Spring Concert – April 14

Guest Artist: James Buswell, vioin


Scherzo all Marcia for 16 Wind Intruments Vaughan Williams
Concerto No. 1 in A Major Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccio Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 5 in d minor, “Reformation” Mendelssohn

1989-90 Season

Fall Concert – November 14

Student Artists: Carmen Klungel, Brad Miedema, Lisa Van Vuuren and Elayna Duitman, violin

The Double Violin Concerto in D Minor Bach
The Unfinished Symphony Schubert
The Light Cavalry Overture Suppe
Orchestranimals Eugen

Pops Concert – February 9

Annual Sweets and Suites in the Sioux Center Library, “A Night in Old Vienna”

Spring Concert – April 17

Guest Artist: Herbert Winslow, French Horn

Overture to “Titus” Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 1 in Eb
The Firebird Suite Stravinsky
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Beethoven

1988-89 Season

Fall Concert – November 16


Sonata from “Die Bankelsangerlieder” anonymous
Gayne: Three Pieces Khachaturian
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 Bizet
Symphony No. 104 in D Major (London) Haydn

Spring Concert – April 17

An Outdoor Adventure Copland
Night on Bald Mountain Mussorgsky
The Emperor Waltzes Strauss
Symphony No. 8 in G. Major Dvorak

1987-88 Season

Fall Concert – November 11

Guest Artist, Sophia Silivos, violin


American Salute Gould
The Plaw That Broke the Plains Thomson
Movements from “Billy the Kid” and “Rodea” Copland
Violin Concerto in e minor Mendelssohn
Hungarian March Berlioz

Spring Concert – April 21


Fanfare from “La Peri” Dukas
Adagio for Strings Barber
Symphony No. 32 in G Major Mozart
Symphony No. 5 in e minor,
Op. 64

1986-87 Season

Fall Concert – November 12


Slovanic Dances No. 8 Dvorak
Symphony No. 94 (Surprise) Haydn
Serenade No. 1 (selected movements) Brahms
Finlandia Sibelius

Spring Concert – April 18

Guest Choir: Sioux County Oratorio Chorus


Symphony No. 5 in B flat Schubert
Messiah (selections from parts II and III) Handel