All performances take place in the Main Theatre at the Ames Center unless noted differently below.
Tickets: $20 adult, $15 senior, $5 student.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the John and Betty Adamich box office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone through ticketmaster at 800.982.2787.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Gustav Holst: Christmas Eve
John Rutter: Carols
Beautiful collections of heartwarming music to get you in the mood for the season…As we struggle with impossible schedules at work and home, the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus offer you the opportunity to bask in the glow of a concert full of the joy of the season. Lush chorale sounds and rich orchestral harmonies melt away your stress and put you in a lovely state that will carry you into the New Year.
Colton Peltier and Choirs
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Rutter: Mass of the Children
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Colton Peltier,
The Dakota Valley Symphony Chorus
Join us as we welcome Hastings native and one of our first Young Artists’ Competition winners, Colton Peltier, in his triumphant return to the Dakota Valley Symphony. Our principal oboist, Ellen Diischer who is also from Hastings, remembers an early performance when “Colton’s feet didn’t reach the piano peddles”. Indeed, Colton has been studying and practicing the piano since he was 3 years old and has just completed a Master’s Degree in piano performance at the Julliard School. Colton will perform one of the most beloved works of all time; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The second half of the concert will feature our Symphony Chorus, Tucker Moore, Chorusmaster together with guest choirs numbering in the hundreds for John Rutter’s joyful Mass for the Children.
I’ll Be Bach
Sunday, March 11, 2018
2PM and 7PM
Black Box Theater.
Dr. Tami Morse, Harpsichord
JS Bach, Harpsichord Concerto
JS Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
And Symphonies by the sons of JS Bach
Held in the intimate environs of the Black Box Theater, this is always one of our favorite performances. This year’s concert will contain pieces composed by the Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons. Beethoven said “Not Brook but Ocean should be his name” ("Bach" is the German word for "brook"). Join us as we present music from the pinnacle of the Baroque Era and the very beginning of the Rococo and plant the seeds for Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and all that follows.
2PM: Buy Tickets
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Young Artists Concert and Orchestra Festival
with the Health Sciences Orchestra of the University of Minnesota
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sibelius Karelia Overture
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Join us as we welcome the next winner(s) of our Young Artists’ Competition to the stage of the Ames Center. Winners of our Young Artists’ Competition have gone on to careers in music at some of our country’s finest collegiate institutions. It is always great fun to hear them in their earliest winning performances.
Sibelius said, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul." The irony is that at the same time it is reflective, and intimately inspiring…it is also powerful beyond words. We are pleased to welcome the Health Sciences Orchestra of the University of Minnesota to this performance for they will help us bring the full force and gentle utterance of this Symphony to bloom and the conclusion of our 32nd Season.
All programs subject to change without prior notice.