Our Music to You programs educate, entertain and inspire listeners. Focused on engaging musical themes and topics, they include musical performances, audience dialogue and a refreshing new look at the world of music.
Music To You brings Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra musicians into the community—to organizations, living centers, schools and work sites, with an emphasis on serving those who would not otherwise hear live, classical music.
We are thankful to the following facilities that have joined us as partners in supporting Music to You ensembles for their clientele: Arrowhead Library System, Benedictine Health Center, Focus on Living, and Lighthouse of Superior. We are actively seeking more support for Music to You. Ensemble presentations are supported 100 percent by grants from local foundations, support from our partner facilities and contributions. We welcome your support!
All programs are 30-45 minutes long, tailored to each unique performance setting, and appropriate for all audience ages. Call Jessica Leibfried at 218-623-3785 or email for more information.
Betty Braunstein, flute and Steve Highland, violin. How do the flute and violin make music? Join Betty and Steve as they explore the connection between sound and science with items like a tuning fork, slinky, and beaker of water! Hands-on demonstrations, computer animations, and live music show why music to your ears is also music to your brain.
Betty Braunstein, flute and Janell Lemire, harp. Betty and Janell play two of the world's most beloved instruments, the flute and the harp. The ancestors of these two instruments are amongst the oldest in the world. Using their modern flute and harp, images from the past, actual instruments from other times and places, and music for flute and harp, these fine musicians will explore the question of why human beings have been music-makers since the beginning of time.
String Quartet: Nicole Craycraft, Laurie Bastian, Kevin Hoeschen and Rebecca Peterson. Music is much more than just notes! Just as a photo or a particular smell can elicit vivid memories, music can connect us with special times from our past. The string quartet explores the connection between music and memory in a decade-by-decade journey through American music. With music ranging from the ragtime of Scott Joplin through the more contemporary music of the Beatles and Coldplay, this ensemble is sure to bring back memories!
Brass Quintet: Dean Heller, Shark Kishida, Jill Pospisil, Larry Zimmerman, and Steve Grove. Explore the trumpet, french horn, trombone, and tuba as the brass quintet takes you on a journey of Olympic proportions! This program showcases each brass instrument, drawing analogies to Olympic sports. Listen to the unique qualities of each brass instrument and the beautiful sounds created when they all work together as a team. Cheer on your favorite brass player as they "Go For the Gold"!
Steve Grove, tuba and Judy MacGibbon, viola. Can the tuba play a beautiful solo melody? Can the viola play a fast tune that gets your toes tapping? Anything is possible! This program highlights two of the orchestra's less featured instruments: tuba and viola. Join Steve and Judy as they encourage each other to step into the limelight and explore the musical potential of their instrument. Watch what amazing things can happen if you believe anything is possible!
Nixon Bustos, Bass and Melanie Sever, Flute. Explore the culture and history of Latin America as Melanie and Nixon take you on a tour through Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba and Venezuala. In this interactive program, audience members learn traditional Latin rhythms, play various folk percussion instruments and even get the chance to try out their dancing feet with styles like the Argentinian Tango, Columbian Cumbia, and Brazilian Samba!