On Sunday, January 7, 2018 more than 225 people attended to enjoy the acoustic treat of the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra on the stage of the Historic Homestake Opera House for the Epiphany Concert: Angels Project.
The name for the concert came from the January 6 date of the Epiphany which means "the manifestation of spiritual beings.” The elaborate original plasterwork to be restored includes the 1914 angels that grace the top of the opening of the stage.
Please enjoy viewing these images, courtesy of the Homestake Opera House.
“This is a very important time in this building’s life,” says Sarah Carson, HHOH executive director. “This project is an important milestone in South Dakota history, Lead history, and Homestake Gold Mine history, and it’s important also for our community members and people who worked on this building before us. People now see the inspiring changes, and that progress is a reward for all of us.”
The Epiphany Concert: Angels Project kickoff event will help support the large project ahead, which involves restoring the large intricate plasterwork opening of the stage, called a “proscenium”, in which the plasterwork will be repaired and replicated to look as it did in 1914 based on research, photography, and paint samples.
Carlson adds there has been a series of special events in celebration of restoration projects every step of the way in the last 7 years, and especially thanks the City of Lead, loyal HHOH annual members, and the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation for their ongoing support.
Vivaldi – Sinfonia Al Santo Sepulchro in B Minor, RV 169
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Warlock – Bethlehem Down
Respighi – Ancient Airs & Dances Suite 3
Hovhaness – Prayer for St. Gregory
Corelli – Concerto grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8 Fatto per la note di Natale
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon HWV 67
This event is supported in part by KEVN Black Hills Fox TV, the City of Lead, and the SD Arts Council by the SD Dept. of Tourism through the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (BHSO) is a community orchestra located in Rapid City, SD with the mission to provide the finest in orchestral performance and symphonic music education for the people of the Black Hills region. The orchestra has grown substantially, now employing approximately 90 musicians. Each year, the BHSO presents a program series of symphony concerts and has collaborated with other Black Hills area arts organizations to present larger productions.