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The Pied Piper


Commissioned by the SD Symphony Orchestra to write, arrange, record, and tour an original music performance introducing children to the joy of classical music


Production Partners:


  • South Dakota Symphony Chamber Ensemble

  • Henry Charles Smith, conductor

  • South Dakota Symphony League

  • Augustana College

  • South Dakota Arts Council

  • Betty Best, Best Business Products

  • Nathan Pawalek, arranger

  • Phil Baker 


Goal: To introduce children to classical music through . . . 

  • Original performance featuring the SD Symphony Chamber Ensemble and Phil Baker as the Pied Piper

  • 52 performances reaching thousands of children statewide

  • Producing a live concert recording and supplemental educational materials


Mixed By Philip Baker

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