The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s “Sagas” concert at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center’s Symphony Hall on Saturday night offered a double dose of works by Jean Sibelius and Richard Strauss. But on an evening that ended with a merry prankster meeting his maker, it was the singing of guest soprano Christine Brewer that stood out. […]

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It’s that time of the year! The MOST WONDERFUL TIME of the year! Charitable Giving and the DSSO! Two Important Reasons to Give Now… As we’re all busily wrapping and mailing packages, planning our holiday menus and welcoming family we’re probably also thinking about those year end gifts.  Some of us take the week between […]

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Dr. Jared and Leslie Broadway invite you to their home, the historic Tweed Mansion. Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:00pm – 9:30pm 2531 E 7th St, Duluth Tickets: $100 RSVP’s must be received by November 2, 2017. Enjoy the elegance of an Artful Evening at the Tweed Mansion with the Broadways and other friends of the […]

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Meet the Guest Artist, Abraham Feder, performing during DSSO Inspiration and DSSO Inspiration (Superior). Cellist, Abraham Feder, is a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, joining in the fall of 2016. During the summer of 2017, he served as the Principal Cellist of the Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, CA. Previously, Mr. Feder held the position of Principal […]

By Lawrance Bernabo, for the News Tribune on Sep 24, 2017 at 1:14 p.m. Erin Aldridge was providing a dazzling display of artistry as she worked through the intricacies of Tchaikovsky’s challenging Violin Concerto in D Major Saturday night at Symphony Hall. As conductor Dirk Meyer brought the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra to a vibrant crescendo, Aldridge […]

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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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