Sioux City Symphony receives $100K to fund April concert

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Iowa’s Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has received a $100,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation, which will fund the orchestra’s April 29, 2017 concert featuring pianist/composer Conrad Tao. The concert at Sioux City’s Orpheum Theatre will feature Tao’s An Adjustment Concerto for Piano, Orchestra, and Electronics, with the composer at the piano; also on the program will be Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. The performance will incorporate video projections commissioned by the orchestra. The orchestra’s “Collide” concert this past May—Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto followed by a club-style concert curated by composer/DJ Mason Bates outside the Orpheum Theatre featuring classical music/electronica group Mercury Soul—was also funded by the Gilchrist Foundation. The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra opens its six-concert 2016-17 season on September 24 with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and John Adams’s Violin Concerto featuring soloist Leila Josefowicz. Ryan Haskins is the orchestra’s music director.

Posted September 13, 2016