Maestro Haskins signs on for seven more years with Symphony

Maestro Haskins signs on for seven more years with Symphony

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Ryan Haskins is pictured directing a performance of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.

SIOUX CITY -- Maestro Ryan Haskins has signed on for seven more years with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.

This new seven-year contract will keep Haskins in Sioux City through the 2024-2025 season, as Haskins has just finished his ninth year as maestro.

Haskins has refreshed the symphony with a music education program reaching 40 Siouxland schools, a never-before-seen version of “West Side Story” created and produced by the SCSO last season, as well as collaborations with guest artists such as Audra Mcdonald and Brule.

Ryan Haskins

Haskins

“I am honored and thrilled to extend my tenure with the wonderful musicians of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra,” said Haskins. “I am pleased to be a part of an orchestra that understands that working outside of the box and taking artistic risks allows us to discover countless opportunities for creativity. I look forward to the rich and vibrant future of this treasured relationship.”

Haskins said the extension of his tenure feels very natural to him as the SCSO continues to “soar to new and exciting heights.”

“Maestro’s artistic and visionary programming is the quality of some of the finest and gifted conductors in the world,” said symphony president Juliet Everist. “We are very fortunate and honored to have Ryan as the SCSO Music Director.”

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