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See the St. Olaf Orchestra on tour this October

Conductor Chung Park leads the St. Olaf Orchestra during the 2022 St. Olaf Christmas Festival.

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Chung Park, will embark on a 2023 fall tour across South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, and Iowa from October 14-20. Concerts will be performed in Rapid City, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, North Platte, Omaha, and Iowa City. 

Highlights of this year’s program include music from Rodeo by Aaron Copland, standout soloists from the ranks of the St. Olaf Orchestra, and Shostakovich’s majestic and moving Symphony No. 5 in D minor. This also marks Park’s second tour with the orchestra after taking the reins of the ensemble at the beginning of last academic year.

The St. Olaf Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra rich in international artistry and tradition and known for its enthusiastic and passionate performances. Founded in 1906, the 92-member ensemble has been heralded as one of the finest collegiate orchestras in the country, and has twice won the American Prize in Orchestral Performances Among Colleges and Universities.

The St. Olaf Orchestra and conductor Chung Park stand for applause during their 2022 fall tour.
The St. Olaf Orchestra and conductor Chung Park stand for applause during their 2022 fall tour.

All concerts are $10 for adults and free for students of all ages. Tickets may be reserved online, and we encourage audience members to secure them in advance to ensure admittance.

See the St. Olaf Orchestra’s 2023 Fall Tour schedule below, and reserve your tickets today! 

Saturday, October 14, 2023 • 7 p.m.
Central High School
Rapid City, South Dakota

Sunday, October 15, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church
Denver, Colorado 

Monday, October 16, 2023 • 7 p.m.
Shared with the Greater Boulder Youth Symphony
Mountain View United Methodist Church
Boulder, Colorado 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 • 7 p.m.
Shared with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
First United Methodist Church
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 • 7 p.m.
North Platte High School
North Platte, Nebraska

Thursday, October 19 • 7 p.m.
Omaha South High School
Omaha, Nebraska

Friday, October 20 2023 • 7 p.m.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Iowa City, Iowa