August 10th, single tickets to our 2020-21 Season were scheduled to go on sale. As we work on finalizing plans for returning to concerts and prepare to share them with you, we are delaying the single ticket on-sale until further notice. We will be sharing more details on what the 90th season will look like […]

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The DSSO acknowledges that the current state of affairs caused by the global pandemic has us navigating new challenges, but we want to assure that we are all in this together and we are there with you, our loyal and valued patrons.  Until we are able to resume our concerts safely, we are exploring multiple […]

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Occasionally, our concerts will overlap with major events at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC), which means a busy night for parking! For the 2019-20 season, the first few concerts of the season overlap with UMD hockey. If you’re not looking forward to the traffic involved, there are some alternative parking options available, if […]

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DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra has officially announced its 2019-2020 season, with six Masterworks concerts and three Pops concerts! The DSSO Chorus will join the orchestra for three concerts this season, as they celebrate 60 years! Music Director Dirk Meyer expresses his excitement for the upcoming season, “The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra […]

SEASON OPENER By Arlene Anderson English writer, Jeanette Winterson, observes, “In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.” This season’s opening DSSO concert celebrates the theme of GENESIS: perfectly unpredictable beginnings growing toward systems of arranged forms. A new season…a new chance. That’s a rather encouraging way to look at life. Who […]

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Sounds Like Home By Arlene Anderson If you wrote a song about Duluth, what would it sound like? On a particularly cold day in February, I felt compelled to write a song called “Minnesota Stomp,” a rhythm-rich humorous tune about stomping our feet to get the snow off of boots in winter. Other area songwriters […]

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Sound Good / Look Good By Arlene Anderson   The DSSO, led by boundary-breaking music director, Dirk Meyer, continues to add to its “perfectly unexpected” reputation. The March 21st DSSO pops concert combined popular music from fashion capitals of the world with an actual fashion runway complete with live models! The crowd buzzed with excitement […]

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CREATIVITY CAN BE A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH By Arlene Anderson The Arabian Nights tells of a Sultan who chooses a different woman to be his wife each night. As the story goes, his habit was to kill the woman the next morning and repeat the process again the next day. But when he […]

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We Can’t Help Falling in Love by Arlene Anderson Anyone who attended last Saturday’s DSSO’s performance couldn’t help but fall in love. Joyce Yang’s graceful hands on the keyboard, along with our own DSSO musicians, made for an incredible match. Only one of my wishes wasn’t granted—yet. During the lively Viennese waltzes, I had to […]

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Ever been this inspired by a birthday present? By Arlene Anderson Gram gave me an accordion on my 10th birthday. I was intrigued and happy with it. But can I honestly say it changed my life? Um, no. In contrast, the guest performer at DSSO’s January 31st, concert, Joyce Yang, received a piano for her […]

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