On January 23 and 24, 2021 conductor Delta David Gier and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Falls, SD) will perform the world premiere of New York City-based composer Frank J. Oteri’s Already Yesterday or Still Tomorrow, written in the last months of 2020. The concerts will be presented to a limited in-person audience, and the January 23 concert will also be live-streamed on the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page, as well as the South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s website, at 5:30pm PST/7:30pm CST/8:30pm EST. Already Yesterday or Still Tomorrow, an eleven-minute work for full orchestra, ruminates on the catharsis and empathy needed surrounding loss. Oteri improvised music on the piano that would become part of this work the morning after his mother passed away from COVID-19 in early April 2020; he completed other sections and orchestrated the score after months of quarantining at home in October 2020. In addition to his compositional activities, Oteri is the composer advocate at New Music USA and the editor of the online magazine NewMusicBox. He is vice president of the International Society for Contemporary Music and received the Composers Now Visionary Award in 2018.