South Dakota Symphony Orchestra highlights retirement community with newly launched “Memoirs”

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra highlights retirement community with newly launched “Memoirs”

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A new pilot segment of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s (SDSO) Music as Medicine series is about to take flight. On Thursday, December 3rd, the SDSO will launch “Memoirs.”

According to the SDSO, the series “aims to support the mission of Music as Avera Medicine by allowing Prince of Peace Retirement Community residents to serve as the narrator of their own story, sharing their thoughts and memories which are punctuated with music from the Dakota Wind Quintet.”

In 2015, Music as Medicine was launched in hopes of using music as a way to promote healing, constructive environments, and provide live music to individuals in the healthcare systems of Sioux Falls. The Dakota Wind Quintet and the Dakota String Quartet make monthly visits to local hospitals, nursing homes and behavioral health centers.

The Dakota Wind Quintet will be performing “Memoirs” at Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community on Thursday, December 3 at 2:00 PM. This event is open to the public. For more information on Music as Medicine, please call the Director of Operations & Education Sarah Burman-Schollmeyer at (605) 335-7933 ext. 12.