Dordt College News

NISO presents Spring Concert: “Let’s Go Dutch”

March 21, 2013

The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

NISO celebrates the Dutch roots of Northwest Iowa. Featuring the mighty brass section of NISO, the concert begins with Wagner’s stirring overture to The Flying Dutchman. Then they celebrate the most famous of composers with Dutch heritage including Ludwig van Beethoven (the van prefix is Dutch!). NISO will join forces with Dordt College Concert Choir, Northwestern College Heritage Singers, and Sioux County Oratorio Chorus, as well as an impressive array of solo singers and Dr. John Walker from SDSU on piano for a tour-de-force presentation of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. The concert ends with Franck’s Symphony in D Minor. This concert is sure to paint the town orange.

As in the past, this Spring Concert will also feature the unveiling of the 2013-14 Season of the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Season tickets for next year will be offered that evening for a special discounted price.

Advance tickets are available at the True Vine Bookstore in Sioux Center, The Dove Christian Bookstore in Orange City, Prairie Moon Books in Sheldon, and Something Special in Rock Valley. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the concert. For more information contact the NISO office at 712-722-6230 or

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/NISYO (Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra) is made possible by the generous support of Dordt College, Sioux Center Recreation and Arts Council, the Friends of the Symphony, and individual patrons and business establishments.

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