Musicians Score Sisseton-area Residents’ Memoirs

Dakota flutist Bryan Akipa

Published February 14, 2018

SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA – Four Sisseton-area community members will share stories set to a score performed by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s Dakota Wind Quintet, Dakota flutist Bryan Akipa and the Tiospa Zina Drum Group on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Sisseton High School Performing Arts Center.

Memoirs – Voices from the Coteau, created by Darrel Fickbohm and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra with support from the Sisseton Arts Council, will paint an elaborate picture of the rich diversity of cultures in the Sisseton area. Residents Mona Groseth, Lillian Owen, Truman Nelson and Vine Marks will share moving narratives as the musicians help the audience deeply experience the imagery and emotion behind each story. The narrators will share stories on a wealth of topics including farming and hunting, faith, telling stories through word and music, serving in the military, helping and receiving aid from neighbors and sharing the Dakota language.

Free will donations will be taken at the door.

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