Dakota String Quartet
The Dakota String Quartet has presented concerts and workshops throughout the state and region since their inception in 1982. The majority of the ensemble’s time is spent on tour performing at concert halls, colleges, community centers, and public schools. Annually the ensemble presents over 85 programs outside of the regular South Dakota Symphony concert season. Through their individual roles as principals in the South Dakota Symphony, they bring music enrichment and leadership to people of all ages.
“Jazzed” with Bobby Grip
Jazz on the Menu
“Jazzed” is a state of being – an anticipation of something special unfolding as you’re witnessing it, in this case, in a musical context. They will be playing compositions by artists such as Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and a host of other jazz and blues classics and standards. The members of “Jazzed” will bring their own unique approach to this music.
Women’s Singing Group feat. Holiday Favorites
Anjelic is a women’s singing group from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The original Anjelic group was started by four friends from college who loved to sing and decided to start a group. The group has evolved over the years to have between four and eight members. The group has recorded Christmas CD’s and has performed in the Tri-State area.
Guitar Mix from Classical to Pop
Sioux Falls guitarist Geoff Gunderson has been performing for over three decades. Geoff teaches guitar at Augustana College and is the director of the Childbloom Guitar Program of Sioux Falls, designed for young people age 5 and over. Geoff also plays with the Sioux City Rockestra, a 40-piece professional rock and roll orchestra based out of Sioux City, IA. and frequently performs with the Juke Box Zeros, Sioux Falls Mariachi Band, as well as various other projects.
Lil Red & the Medicated Moose
Lil Red and the Medicated Moose Band is the story about how two awkward, bullied kids found each other and fell in love. They both also shared a love for writing, music, and creativity. Through and with each other they create on a whole new level. Watch as they try to escape the life that they are “supposed” to have and make some amazing things together.
Front Porch Blues
Coining the phrase “Front Porch Blues”, Kyle Knutson creates a sound that separates him apart from most singer/songwriter acts of today. With a predominate finger-picking style of guitar playing that becomes augmented by the tapping of his foot on a wooden plank, finally the occasional notes of a harmonica accompanied between vocal lines will leave you feeling as though you are on your front porch on a warm Summers’ eve kicking it easy with a cold beverage of choice in hand.
Contemporary Bluegrass with Vocal Harmonies
The Teels have been sharing music for nearly 30 years. The traditional bluegrass sound has always been at their musical roots. The Teels are blend of rich vocal harmonies and quality instrumental performances that all come together to offer a polished sound of traditional music.
Vermillion is a vocal driven group consisting of brothers Keven and Mike Vermillion. With the tightly woven harmonies of Keven and Mike with acoustic guitars you get a very polished musical sound that takes you on a journey of their favorite covers and originals with a talented Vermillion twist.
Vocal Mix of Jazz and Pop
Small stature, huge sound. Fans say that’s a perfect description of Elisabeth Hunstad. Her petite size and low key, yet upbeat, demeanor does not give one a hint of what is to come when she cuts loose with a full voiced, righteously soulful delivery of a classic like Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’. People tend to eagerly listen up… and become fans. Elisabeth has an eclectic taste in music and does not like to limit herself, or her listeners, to any one genre of music. Her list of musical influences extends to everything that she hears. Her style combines elements of jazz, rock, pop, gospel, Motown, R&B, Latin, folk, country, art music and contemporary sounds, among others. Elisabeth’s live performances captivate the audience and listeners have remarked that it’s almost like listening to a recording – only better.
Bill Peterson & Charley Smith
Traditional Fiddle and Dance Tunes
Bill Peterson – Canton, SD, plays fiddle and shows us the way while Charley puts the “shine” on them with his mandolin and guitar. Grace Freeman and Kelsey Collier-Wise of the Clay County Cloggers from Vermillion will add dancing to the performance.