For over 100-years, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has entertained the people of South Sioux City and the surrounding areas with they’re beautiful sounds and entertaining performances. They’ve grown from just a 30-piece college ensemble to a 90-member professional orchestra. The start of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra can be traced back to 1915, when the Morningside College Orchestra started, with the first public performance by the South Sioux City Orchestra being on February 27, 1916.
While the Conductor position has been passed around to only five other musicians, Ryan Haskins became the sixth Music Director and Conductor of the symphony in 2009. Ryan has proven himself to be an innovative and creative concert director and continues to draw crowds from surrounding areas for the orchestra's performances. During his tenure in the UK, Ryan held many positions with renowned ensembles and participated in many different festivals worldwide. Along with being an inspiring young conductor, Ryan also has a passion for inspiring young musicians, and often holds workshops around the world to help young musicians develop their skills and passion for music.
Ticket prices range depending on where you’d like to sit and can cost anywhere from $15 to $75. Season ticket holder options are also available. In addition to reasonable ticket prices, you don’t have to worry about dressing up to go to the symphony anymore, there’s no dress code! One of the biggest questions we get is, “Is it kid-friendly?” You know your child better than anyone else, so if you think your child would enjoy spending time watching an orchestra performance, we’d love to have them join you. Our performances are about two hours long, so if you think your child wouldn’t be able to sit through that, the symphony may not be the best option for them until they’re older.
The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has a long, rich history in the South Sioux City area. Since the beginning, their mission has been to enrich the quality of life in Siouxland through symphonic music. If you’d like to learn more about the history of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, you can visit their website, and if you’d like to learn more about the current Music Director and Conductor Ryan Haskins, you can find that here. The South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce loves that we have such a diverse cultural presence in this area, and we can’t wait to see you at the symphony! For more information on the businesses in Siouxland, you can visit our website and like our Facebook page.