S.D. concerto winner helps spread some holiday cheer

December 14, 2016

Junior saxophone major Alyssa Peterson has been selected to perform with the South Dakota Symphony during its Holiday Collage concerts on Dec. 10.

Peterson was the winner in the South Dakota Symphony Young Musician Concerto Competition last March, which was open to musicians from the states of South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Her performance of Aleksandr Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto with the South Dakota Symphony was part of her prize for winning the competition. Peterson was a member of the Symphony’s youth orchestra program for the past three years.

The South Dakota Symphony was originally founded in 1922 in conjunction with Augustana University and is under the direction of Maestro Delta David Gier.