Tickets for the Viking Days Command Performance Concert Now Available
Augustana Performing and Visual Arts will present the annual Command Performance featuring appearances by the Augustana Band, Augustana Orchestra, The Augustana Choir, Northlanders Jazz Band and more, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion.
Now in its third year, and a centerpiece of the annual Viking Days celebrations, this exciting concert features something for everyone! Inductees to the Performing & Visual Arts Hall of Fame will also be recognized.
The concert will include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the band and Dr. Rick Andrews on piano, portions of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and variations on the Carnival of Venice. The Augustana Choir will share a new arrangement of Georgia on my Mind featuring saxophonist Dr. Brian Hanegan and the latest work by composer Kyle Pederson, '93 entitled There's Gonna Be a Homecomin'. The program ends with a video salute to the 100th Anniversary of Augustana in Sioux Falls accompanied by a Jeremy Hegg arrangement of As Time Goes By followed a rousing rendition of the Augustana Alma Mater.
More than 170 student musicians will participate in the Command Performance.