Grand Adventures // 2018-2019 Season

Your extraordinary adventure awaits.

This season prepare to be left in wonder and amazement as we take you on ten heart-pounding, soul-stirring, legendary musical adventures. Sit back as we transport you to vibrant, hidden destinations around the world. And linger as we bring you back home—because you’ll want to share a tale or two about where you’ve just been.


Season Tickets on Sale Now

View our season ticket order form here.

Individual concert tickets available 9/4/18

EARLY BIRDS: Plan ahead, discounts are available when you order tickets before June 15, 2018.

SPECIAL OFFER: First time ticket holders, buy season tickets (minimum of 2 concerts or up to 10)  and get the second set of tickets at 50% off. (Early Bird Special does not apply.)

Order your tickets today and let the adventures begin.

Season Ticket Benefits

  • Discounts on single tickets for family and friends.*
  • Be the first to hear about special events.
  • Lost ticket replacement.
  • Easy ticket exchanges. (If you can’t make it to a concert, swap your tickets for a different concert at no charge, or donate your tickets back to the DSSO for tax credit.)*

*Some exclusions may apply.

Special concerts and youth orchestras concerts may not be eligible for ticket exchanges and extra discounts. Senior discount applies for age 62 or older. Students are ages 6–18 or with current college ID. Subscriber ticket packages will be mailed two weeks before the first season concert. All sales are final. Programs and artists are subject to change.


2018–2019 Season Schedule

Unless otherwise noted all performances begin at 7 p.m.


Oct 6: Sailing North   

Leonard Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

Gene Koshinski: soniChroma

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.1

Soloists: Gene Koshinski & Tim Broscious, percussion

Itinerary: We’ll be sailing to the fascinating beat of percussion concerto soniChroma. Going out On the Town with Three Dance Episodes to celebrate Bernstein’s centennial, and capping the night off by experiencing Jean Sibelius’ wonderful Symphony No.1.


Oct 27: New Horizons

Arnold Schönberg: Transfigured Night

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.8

Soloist: Yevgeny Kutik, violin

Itinerary: We’re headed to the historic music capital of the world—Vienna. Exploring new territory with Schönberg, enjoying a masterful work by Mozart with guest artist Yevgeny Kutik, and continuing on our way with The Beethoven Project.


Nov 17: Unforgettable Views

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.5

Soloists: Sarah Lawrence, soprano

Cory Renbarger, baritone

DSSO Chorus

Itinerary: We’re taking an emotional journey like no other with Faure’s Requiem and Mahler’s epic Symphony No.5.  From the opening funeral march to the triumphant ending, this symphony will touch our souls.


Dec 1: Home for the Holidays—Matinee 3 p.m.

Lyric Opera of the North (LOON)

Twin Ports Tenors

Itinerary: This musical day trip takes us home where we should be to celebrate with family and friends. Enjoy this traditional DSSO afternoon of song, costumes and an abundance of holiday spirit.


Dec 31: New Year’s Journey

Itinerary: Don’t stop believin’ this is going to be an epic New Year’s Eve adventure as the full orchestra rocks the house with a tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Journey. Don’t miss this one.


Feb 9: British Isles

Ethel Smyth: On The Cliffs of Cornwall from The Wreckers

Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations

Soloist: Erin Aldridge, violin

Itinerary: We’re starting our amazing journey with a first-time-ever-in-Minnesota performance of Ethel Smyth’s On The Cliffs of Cornwall from The Wreckers. Traveling over towering mountains and glittering lochs with our talented concertmaster, Erin Aldridge, and finishing up by meeting up with some of Elgar’s closest friends.


Feb 23 Catch the Big Wave

Big Wave Dave and the Ripples

Itinerary:  Pack light. The eight-piece band of Big Wave Dave and the Ripples joins the DSSO for a heart-pounding soul, funk, rock and blues tour that will have us dancing in our seats.


Mar 16: Across Germany

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Soloist: Juho Pohjonen, piano

Itinerary: Rising superstar, young Finnish pianist Juho Puhjonen will take us to new heights with Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.2.  We’ll also continue our collaboration with Minnesota Public Radio, performing and recording Beethoven’s Symphony No.7.


Apr 13: Toward the Heavens

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Lobgesang

DSSO Chorus

Soloists: Rachel Inselman, soprano/Tina Christensen mezzo soprano/David Blalock, tenor

Itinerary: We’ll be treated to compelling and seldom explored works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn on this don’t-miss sojourn. Unforgettable melodies and powerful choruses will inspire us.


May 4: Along the Mediterranean

Emmanuel Chabrier: España

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.5

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagñole

Manuel de Falla: Suite from The Three Cornered Hat

Maurice Ravel: Bolero

Soloist: Orion Weiss, piano

Itinerary: Our final journey will be pure fun—a party trip along the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea where we will experience three different views of Spanish music: one by a Russian, one by a Spaniard and one by a Frenchman.