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Camerata Winter Recitals
January 24-25, 2023

Hamre Recital Hall, Humanities Building at Augustana University
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 24, Program
Air (from “Serse”)   G.F. Handel/arr. H. Gall

Kjersten Logan, violin
Sue Sidoti, violin
Lydia Sturlaugsen, cello
Matthew Sims, piano
Coach—Sue Sidoti

*Legends from the Greenwood
II. Evangeline and Gabriel
III. Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox, Babe

  C. McMichael

Abrianna Doppenberg, piccolo and flute
Abigail DeKam, flute
Liam Havlin, flute
Jacob Pagone, bass flute
Coach—Beverly Gibson

*Please see program notes

Quartet for Flute and Strings in D Major, K. 285
I. Allegro

  W.A. Mozart

Abigail DeKam, flute
Ernest Ting, violin
Clara Carlson, viola
Sue Sidoti, cello
Coach—Sue Sidoti

I. Appassionata
II. Tranquillo

  R.R. Hays

Emma Zimmermann, clarinet
Emily Aalsburg, clarinet
Beverly Gibson, clarinet
Nathan Loaeza, bass clarinet
Coach—Beverly Gibson

Piano Quartet #1in G minor, K.478
I. Allegro 

  W.A. Mozart

Tessa Letham, piano
Clara Carlson, violin 
Alena Bunkers, viola
Sue Sidoti, cello
Coach—Sue Sidoti

Trois Pièces Brèves
I. Allegro

  J. Ibert
Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, #2   P. Hindemith

Abrianna Doppenberg, flute
Jacob Pagone, oboe
Christian Kremer, clarinet
Elliott Tomkins, bassoon
Blake Hoogeveen, horn
Coach—Beverly Gibson

Program notes

for Legends from the Greenwood

Evangeline and Gabriel 

In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Evangeline: A Tale of Arcadie,” young Arcadians—i.e. Nova Scotians—Evangeline and Gabriel are two young lovers married on a mild autumn day. On their wedding night, Gabriel and other young men are gathered to depart for other lands, as their property is forfeited to the French crown. Evangeline then travels over the whole of North America to find her husband but fails to do so until decades later, when tending to the homeless. The feverish man she comes to care for is, indeed, her husband. Although he dies in her arms, the two Arcadians are eventually buried together, side-by-side, in a small churchyard—reunited beyond the present. 

Paul Bunyan And His Blue Ox, Babe

A staple in the American folkloric canon, the righteous and mighty Paul Bunyan cuts all the timber in North Dakota in three days and carves the Great Lakes to form waterholes for his blue ox, Babe, in his varying iterations. Bunyan and his strength represent the demands of the North American frontier: strength, fortitude, and relentless perseverance in the face of an unrelenting, uncertain landscape in the name of prosperity. 

Program Notes by Angelina Gibson 

Wednesday, January 25, Program
Burlesque   B. Bartók

Kayen Hammer, violin
Cameron Schepel, violin
Andrew Carlson, violin
Cooper Thone, clarinet
Coach—Andrew Carlson

Trio #6 for Two Violins and Viola
I. Moderato

  F. J. Haydn

Madison Schepel, violin
Sue Sidoti, violin
Shahid Shaik, viola
Coach—Sue Sidoti

Mirror Images

  A. Albert

Sweet Georgia Brown

  B. Bernie and M. Pinkard/arr. K. Abeling

Natalia Loaeza, soprano saxophone
Samantha Fonder, alto saxophone
Chloe Reeves, tenor saxophone
Henry Oppenheimer, baritone saxophone
Leo Taylor, drum set
Coach—Beverly Gibson

Tik Tak Polka

  J. Strauss/arr. J. Gibson

Dizzy Fingers

  Z. Confrey/arr. K. Abeling

Nathan Loaeza, clarinet
Abby Thoreson, clarinet
Shahid Shaik, clarinet
Allison Tews, bass clarinet 
Leo Taylor, drum set
Coach—Beverly Gibson

Quartet # 12 (“American”), Op. 96
I. Allegro ma non troppo
III. Molto vivace

  A. Dvorak

Kyra Gurath, violin
Xaria Gurath, violin
Andrew Carlson, viola
Luke Jerstad, cello
Coach—Andrew Carlson

Three Dances

  P. Cravens

Natalia Loaeza, soprano saxophone
Henry Oppenheimer, alto saxophone
Meena Broveleit, tenor saxophone
Owen Ackerman, baritone saxophone
Leo Taylor, drum set
Coach—Beverly Gibson

3 Yiddish Tangos from Warsaw in the early 1900’s
My Little Maiden
The Love of a Holy Mother

  arr. J. Gibson


  F. Fisher/arr. K. Abeling

Reyna Moss, clarinet
Kate Preheim, clarinet
Beverly Gibson, clarinet
Elizabeth Aaseng, bass clarinet
Leo Taylor, drum set
Coach—Beverly Gibson

Represented Schools

Brandon Valley High School

Christ the King Elementary

Colman-Egan School

Edison Middle School

Expanding Our Horizons Homeschool

Harrisburg North Middle School

Jefferson High School

John Paul II Elementary

Lennox High School

Lincoln High School

Meadowlark Music Academy

Memorial Middle School

Mitchell High School

O’Gorman High School

O’Gorman Junior High

Patrick Henry Middle School

Plate-Geddes High School

Robert Frost Challenge Center

Roosevelt High School

Sioux Falls Christian School

Sioux Falls Lutheran School

Sonia Sotomayor School

Southwest Minnesota Christian High School

St. Lambert Elementary

Tea Area High School

Tri-Valley School District

Vermillion Middle School

Washington High School

West Central High School

Yankton High School

Private Instructors

Shannon Abels

Emily Anderson

Louisa Biteler

Andrea Carlson

Bob Carlson

John Casey

Marian Casey

Christine Egan

Sonja Eiseland

Robert Erhard

Katie Feikema

Karen Fickle

Thomas Fortner

Marjorie Garry

Beverly Gibson

Emera Gurath

Ben Harder

Bailey Haseman

Dan Heier

Chris Hill

Emily Hofer

Jossalyn Jensen

Harvey Jewell

Corliss Johnson

Doosook Kim

Daniel Kitchens

Yi-Chun Lin

Magdalena Modzelewska

Tyler Nettestad

Jeff Paul

Maria Peters

Jay Reeve

Sarah Richter

Agnes Schwartz

Lon Semansky

Sue Sidoti

Dan Sip

Olga Smola

Leo Taylor

Aimee Toner

Andrew Travers

Bella Wellert

Matt Wellert

Creativity Club

Creativity Club is a weekly meeting of young composers and those interested in uncovering the mysterious process of musical creativity.  Within a supportive environment, students nurture their skills in music composition and other innovative approaches to problem-solving.  Creativity Club culminates annually in a performance of new orchestral compositions performed by the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra.


Students involved in any of the SDSYO ensembles are able to attend.  Meetings are held on Sundays at 2:15p at Augustana University, room 145.



The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra thanks these generous donors for their support of the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra from the 2021/2022 season through November 2022. The SDSYO is able to transform lives through music.



Mark and Mary Kay Fausch

Journey Group

Don and Ann Platt

Sanford Health

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

South Dakota Community Foundation

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra League

Christopher and Catherine Sumey

VIVACE $500-$999

Jeanette Stowsand


Sheryl Faber

Poppler's Music *

* Indicates an in-kind gift


Thank you to a special group of people who are investing in making the SDSYO accessible to all students by providing scholarship opportunities for students in need.

Jason and Kathie Douma

Mark and Mary Kay Fausch

Jeff and Rosy Griffin

The Paul & Marilyn Fialkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund

Andrew and Laura Figura

Nicholas and Kristen Dowling

Ryan and Pam Konz

William and Dana Spanos

Christopher and Catherine Sumey