Duluth Superior Symphony to record Beethoven’s nine symphonies

Posted on: December 5, 2016

“The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is launching a five-year plan to record each of Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies—culminating during the 2020-21 season,” writes Christa Lawler in Friday’s (12/2) Duluth News Tribune (Minnesota). Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020 coincides with the DSSO’s 90th anniversary season. “ ‘We thought this would be a great way to celebrate our history, and also celebrate the future of the DSSO,’ [said Music Director Dirk Meyer]. Minnesota Public Radio will record and produce a quality master recording of [this past] Saturday’s performance [of Symphony No. 1], which will broadcast on air at a later date…. ‘The fact that they’re reaching out and establishing a partnership with us means a huge amount of credit to our orchestra and our music director,’ said DSSO executive director Rebecca Petersen…. The DSSO will perform one or two of Beethoven’s symphonies per season, and the concerts will be themed to include works by composers he influenced and was influenced by…. The concerts will be informational, with scripted moderation.… The DSSO is in the process of developing community outreach and a tie-in with the Youth Orchestra.”

Posted December 5, 2016