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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized. Comments Off on DSSO COVID-19 Response

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 […]

Posted in Program Notes. Comments Off on PROGRAM NOTES: Beethoven’s Fifth, March 21, 2020

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 […]

Posted in Program Notes. Comments Off on PROGRAM NOTES: Happy Birthday, Ludwig Feb 29, 2020

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 […]

Posted in Masterworks, News. Comments Off on Program Change for May 2, 2020

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 […]

Posted in Musician Mondays. Comments Off on Get to Know the DSSO: James Pospisil, Principal Horn

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 […]

Posted in News. Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: Obsessions Fill Symphony Hall

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. […]

Posted in Collaboration, News. Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: The Backstage Experience with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

New Year's Eve: Time Warp

DULUTH, Minnesota – The Rocky Horror Picture Show took the world on a strange journey in 1975 as Brad Majors and his fiancé Janet Weiss stumbled upon the Frankenstein Place, and experienced a night they would never forget. Get ready as the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra takes you on that very journey this New Year’s […]

Posted in News. Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: DSSO Rings in the New Year with the Music of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Casual Concert

DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce a brand new concert series! Introducing the Casual Concerts, a concert experience designed to give an inviting 45-minute sample of the DSSO. “These fun packed performances will be perfect for families and younger concert-goers. I’m thrilled to bring this new concert format to […]

Posted in News. Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: DSSO Announces New Concert Series