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 […]

  Name: James Pospisil Member of DSSO since: 1996 DSSO Position: Principal Horn Education: Master’s in Music Performance, Indiana University What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  My small rural high school in Nebraska did not have an orchestra. I was playing fourth horn in the All State orchestra my junior year, and although […]

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Obsession: Mendelssohn & Berlioz

DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is kicking off the second half of their 19-20 season with a night of obsessions. What: Obsession: Mendelssohn & Berlioz Masterworks III When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 7 pm Where: Symphony Hall at the DECC Music Director Dirk Meyer and the DSSO are ready to jump […]

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DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Experience is thrilled to announce a brand new partnership and experience with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO.) The Backstage Experience with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra gives guests an exclusive behind-the-scenes exploration of the power of symphonic music and combines the harmonies of locally crafted brews and gourmet cuisine. […]

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