deltdavid gier
 

Music Director of One of America's Boldest Orchestra's.
— Alex Ross, The New Yorker Magazine  

2016 – 2017 season

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I just heard your performance of my second symphony. It was deeply committed and moving, and your orchestra played it superbly. Please give them my thanks and congratulations.

You obviously understand what the root of my music is, and I only hope to hear more performances by you of my work. 

Thank you so much. With admiration, 

 

John Corigliano 

 Winner of the John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment
to New American Music
 

2022–2023 Concert schedule

JANUARY 2022

Modesto Symphony Orchestra 

Beethoven   Leonore Overture No. 3

Arturo Márquez   Cello Concerto 

   Francisco Vila-Haas, cello 

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

David Gordon   Fabular Arcana  World Premiere

     Paul Sánchez, piano

Rachmaninoff   Symphony No. 2

 

FEBRUARY 2022

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Jessie Montgomery  Starburst

Jessie Montgomery   Strum

George Walker  Lyric for Strings

Valerie Coleman   Nonet

Anna Clyne   Within Her Arms

Vivaldi   Four Seasons

 

MARCH 2022

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Malek Jandali / A Candle  World Premiere

Zakir Hussain   Peshkar
     Zakir Hussain, tabla
Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 5

 

APRIL 2022

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Bach  St. Matthew Passion

 

Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra

John Luther Adams  An Atlas of Deep Time
World Premiere

OCTOBER 2022

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky / Piano Concerto No. 1   

     Conrad Tao, piano

Brahms / Symphony No. 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Wagner / Tristan and Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod

RespighiFountains of Rome

Tabakova / Suite in Old Style
   Yi-Chun Lin, viola

Ravel / La Valse

Ravel / Bolero

NOVEMBER 2022

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Grieg / Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16

    Orion Weiss, piano

Sibelius / Symphony No. 1

 

DECEMBER 2022

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Handel’s Messiah

JANUARY 2023

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Chen Yi / Ge Xu (Antiphony)

Korngold / Violin Concerto

    Rui Du, violin

Dvorak / Symphony No. 7

APRIL 2023

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Arvo Pärt  / Stabat Mater

Mozart / Requiem

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

World Premiere  Niloufar Iravani  

Esmail / My Sister’s Voice

Beethoven / Symphony No. 9

Facing An Atlas of Deep Time
New Yorker Article
Masterworks Festival 2021
Participants in the Native American Chap
Participants in the Native American Chap
NEA National Treasure Bryan Akipa, Dakot
Bryan Akipa The National Cathedral WA DC
Dakota String Quartet after recording Fa
2019 David Kim, Doosook Kim & Delta Davi
portrait by Suchart Vongthong
Malek Jandali & DDG
DDG Oratorium
DDG and Paolo Paroni
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Jazz composers Orchestra
Bryan Akipa & Delta David Gier
China-U.S. Composers Project
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Marimba Concerto Rehearsal
Delta David Gier & Alex Ross
DDG JLA, Paul Lombardi
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DDG, Dan Goeller and William Cedeño
DDG & Concert master Doosook Kim
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Bernard Woma Rehearsal
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The Lakota Music Project
Recording Opera with the SDSO
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DDG and Maestro John Nelson
Oratorium, Romania
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Senator George McGovern
 
 

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
 Sibelius Symphony No. 1 

7-Time ASCAP Award WINNER

“The model of an engaged conductor.”
—The New Yorker Magazine 

2011 Pulitzer Prize Music Jury  chair

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—Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

—an unprecedented programming innovation.    

Delta David Gier . . . decided to perform a piece by a living
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer on each of the classical programs . . 
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