Dordt College News

NISO presents guest concert with the St. Olaf Orchestra

September 28, 2011

The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO) will present its annual guest concert on Saturday, October 15, with a performance by the internationally known St. Olaf Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The first concert of the season of Fabulous Firsts welcomes the St. Olaf Orchestra back to northwest Iowa with a guest performance. Audiences around the world continue to be impressed by the excellence consistently displayed by this collegiate orchestra, capably led by conductor Steven Amundson. Under Amundson’s direction, the St. Olaf Orchestra has successfully performed demanding scores seldom attempted by amateur groups and has also premiered several new compositions. The St. Olaf Orchestra is sure to provide a fantastic opening night for NISO’s 26th season.

Tickets may be ordered through e-mail at, or by calling (712) 722-6230. Tickets are also available at the following area retailers: True Vine in Sioux Center, The Dove Christian Bookstore in Orange City, Something Special in Rock Valley, and Prairie Moon Books in Sheldon. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the concert.

NISO is comprised of the finest musicians in the tri-state area. Teaching principals are of a professional caliber and function as first chair players and teachers in sectional rehearsals. The orchestra membership includes adults of all ages as well as gifted music students from area junior high schools, high schools, and colleges. Nine high school students receive scholarships to continue their private lessons. NISO presents three concerts per season in addition to the annual Concert for Children for 900 area 5th and 6th grade students.

NISO is supported by the Sioux Center Recreation and Arts Council, the Friends of the Symphony, and individual patrons and business establishments.


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