While we have already started celebrating the Lunar New Year here on KELOLAND Living, we’ve got another way for you to celebrate that doesn’t involve red envelopes filled with money. The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating the year of the Rabbit in a unique way with the music of Chinese composer, Chen Yi.

Maestro Delta David Gier joined us today to tell us more about the unusual history of the composer and the piece the Symphony will be performing this weekend with Rui Du, who will be a featured soloist.

Details for this weekend's South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
Details for this weekend’s South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
Delta David Gier with Ashley Thompson on the KELOLAND Living set
Delta David Gier with Ashley Thompson on the KELOLAND Living set

Remember those red envelopes of money that I mentioned earlier? Well, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra could use them. There’s never been a better time to become a friend of the South Dakota Symphony by donating today! Your tax-deductible gift is critical for continuing orchestra concerts, music education programs and impactful community building programs. You can also support the symphony by purchasing season tickets as a gift for yourself, or someone you know who would love the music of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Season tickets are available through the Washington Pavilion Box Office and online at SDsymphony.org.