DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra has been working closely with the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center to solidify make-up dates for two concerts in the 2019-20 Season. But as we review Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s orders and plans for large venues around the state, it is clear that venues will not be […]

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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 […]

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DULUTH, Minnesota – While the COVID-19 pandemic ended the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season early, the DSSO wants to make sure live music remains a part of our lives in the Twin Ports. Thanks to the efforts by our musicians and staff, you can now enjoy past performances of the Orchestra from the comfort […]

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Symphony Hall is coming to your living room! Starting on May 8th at 9 pm, PBS North will rebroadast some of our favorite concerts. We can’t wait to have you back in the Hall with us when it is safe to do so, but for the time being we’re bringing the Hall to you! TOWARD […]

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Dear Patrons and Friends of the DSSO, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra has made the difficult decision to suspend the 2019-2020 Season.  Because of the limitations on group gatherings and the increasing restrictions in our daily lives, we see no path forward that offers us […]

Dear Patrons of the DSSO, To help protect the health and safety of Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra patrons, staff, musicians, volunteers, and students, we have made the difficult decision to cancel programming for the next two weeks. This follows with the recommendation by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to limit gatherings of groups of more than 250 people. The […]

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GUILLAUME CONNESSON Flammenschrift, (2012) BORN: May 5, 1970, in Boulogne-Billancourt, France WORK COMPOSED: 2012 WORLD PREMIERE: November 8, 2012, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris; Daniele Gatti conducting the Orchestre National de France Guillaume Connesson is currently one of the most performed French composers in the world. His music has been performed by the Royal […]

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Program notes by Vincent Osborn © 2019 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 BAPTIZED: December 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany DIED: March 26, 1827, in Vienna, Austria WORK COMPOSED: 1801-02 (Dedicated to Prince Karl von Lichnowsky) WORLD PREMIERE: April 5, 1803, at Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Beethoven conducting Losing […]

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The Writing on the Wall

DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra has announced a programming change for their May 2nd concert. A letter from Music Director Dirk Meyer on the change: Dear Friends, In May, my wife Paula and I are expecting our second child! Our little one is due right at the time of our final performance […]

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Obsession: Mendelssohn & Berlioz

Full Program Notes Program notes by Vincent Osborn ©2019 Sponsored by Pachel Foundation MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Red Cape Tango from Metropolis Symphony (1993) BORN: April 28,1954, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa WORK COMPOSED: 1993 WORLD PREMIERE: October 1, 1993, at the Palace Theatre, Albany; David Alan Miller conducting the Albany Symphony Orchestra Michael Daugherty first came to […]