DSSO Concerts Broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio

DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra has partnered with Wisconsin Public Radio, to broadcast DSSO concert recordings on 91.3 FM (KUWS) and 88.5 FM (WSSU).

Broadcasts will be featured on KUWS and WSSU on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. Listen live on the radio, or stream online at uwsuper.edu/kuws.

See the full broadcast schedule below.

Recordings of DSSO concerts will be available on Fridays the new DSSO at Home On-Demand page starting in June and will be available to stream for 45 days. DSSO at Home is a free on-demand service that the DSSO launched in early May to provide a connection with the Orchestra, during continued COVID-19 Stay Safe guidelines that are in place. DSSO at Home features links to virtual performances, conversations with Music Director Dirk Meyer and so much more. WDSE is rebroadcasting DSSO concerts every Friday in May at 9 pm. WDSE recordings are available to stream on Saturday’s following the rebroadcast.

Access to viewing and hearing the concerts is absolutely free, all you have to do is make a quick account with your name and e-mail address.

Visit dsso.com/athome to find the latest posts and learn how to access the DSSO’s on-demand content.

The DSSO is working hard to continue to stay connected to its audience virtually, until the DECC and Symphony Hall are able to safely reopen to large audiences.

Broadcast Schedule:
May 14, 2020: Along the Mediterranean • May 4, 2019
This program is filled with sun, energy and pure fun. We begin in Spain with Emaunel Chabrier’s stunning “Espana” before we visit Egypt with Camille Saint Saens incredibly original “Egyptian Concerto”. The second half of the program is filled with breathtaking virtuosity as we enjoy Rimsky Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnole”, De Falla’s Suite from “The Three Cornered Hat” and Ravel’s most famous “Bolero”. Stay tuned for the encore!

May 21: Obsession • Feb 1, 2020
Michael Daugherty’s “Red Cape Tango” truly obsesses over something: It is the gregorian chant of the Dies Irae, the judgement day. This piece, that tells the story of Superman and his archenemy Doomsday, offers up this ancient melody in any variation you can think of. Berlioz also quotes this famous melody in his “Symphony Fantastique”, a piece about an artists’ obsession for his beloved. Finally, we enjoy Erin Aldridge’s stunning performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

May 28: Verdi: Requiem • Apr 5, 2014
Experience one of the greatest choral works of all time: Verdi’s Requiem is full of power and anger, but also beauty and serenity. Some have described this work as extremely operatic. And when Verdi intones the frightening sounds of the Dies Irae, the judgement day, we understand why: The music is highly descriptive and we can indeed hear the graves open up and a forceful judge hold court over the sinner’s fate.

June 4: Inspiration • Oct 28, 2017
In Inspiration we celebrate four composers and the influences that led to the composition of these works. From Golijov’s and Piazzolla’s celebrations of the Argentine Tango, to Schumann’s only tribute to the cello, to Mozart’s divine-like inspiration that led to the composition of his final three symphonies: This concert is packed with nostalgia, longing and beauty.

June 11: Roots • Mar 3, 2018
As we explore these three compositions we move further and further back in time. Grieg was inspired by the folk music of Scandinavia as he wrote his Symphonic Dances. Stravinsky’s groundbreaking choral work Symphony of Psalms takes us to the world of the Old Testament. Finally, Ravel’s beautiful ballet Daphnis and Chloe is based on the ancient Greek tale of these two lovers. This concert is packed with wonderful contrast, from the innocence of Grieg’s music, to the cubist feel of Stravinsky’s Symphony, to the luscious beauty of Ravel’s score.

June 18: Resurrection • Apr 1, 2017
Mahler’s Symphony No.2 is truly one of the greatest achievements of the human spirit. This enormous work takes us on a journey that incorporates all of human life: Our struggles and fate, our love and compassion, finally our spirituality all find a place in this incredible composition. When the chorus enters in the final movement we are indeed transported to a new world and revel in the glory of Mahler’s music.

June 25: Reflections • Apr 28, 2018
This concert is packed with fun and incredible music. Bernstein’s West Side Story (just like it’s inspiration Romeo and Juliet) might not have a happy ending, but the music, with its influences from Jazz and popular music, has become an icon of American culture. Then we enjoy the playing of one of the greatest pianists of our time: Peter Serkin performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2. Finally, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is one of the most fun visits to a gallery you can imagine. From little chickens to giant houses on stilts, from scary gnomes to even scarier witches, this music takes us on a wild ride we won’t forget anytime soon.

July 2: Rhapsodies • Sept 2014
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme from “Paganini,” No. 1; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, ft. John Novacek, piano; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme from “Paganini,” No. 2 & 3

July 9: The Dream of America • Sept 17, 2016
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Golijov: “Azul,” Concerto for Violincello, ft. Matt Haimovitz, cello, Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordion, and DSSO percussionists Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious

July 16: Heaven and Earth • May 2016
Respighi: Church Windows; Orff: Carmina Burana

July 23: British Isles • Feb 9, 2019
Smyth: On the Cliffs of Cornwall, from “The Wreckers”; Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, ft. Concertmaster Erin Aldridge; Elgar: Enigma Variations

July 30: Sagas • Jan 13, 2018
Sibelius: Andante Festivo; Strauss: Four Last Song, ft. Christine Brewer; Sibelius: En Saga; Strauss: Til Eulenspeigels’s Merry Pranks

Aug 6: Toward the Heavens • Apr 13, 2019
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2; Mendelssohn: Lobgesang

Aug 13: Unforgettable Views • Nov 17, 2018 | Oct 5, 2019
Faure: Requiem (11/17/2018); Leshnoff: Starburst (10/5/2019); Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini (10/5/2019)

Aug 20: A Night at the Opera • Nov 23, 2019
A collection of Operatic favorites ft. Lyric Opera of the North

Aug 27: Sailing North • Oct 6, 2018
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”; Koshinski: soniChorma, ft. Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious, percussion

Sept 3: Revolution • Sept 23, 2017
del Aguila: The Giant Guitar; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12

Sept 10: Four Seasons • Nov 12, 2016
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, ft. Concertmaster Erin Aldridge; Mozart: Requiem