Duluth Superior Symphony’s full-orchestra homecoming

Posted on: October 15, 2021

“They’re back! The key word was ‘welcome’ as the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra musicians and Music Director Dirk Meyer took the stage at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Auditorium,” writes Sheryl Jensen in Wednesday’s (10/13) Duluth News Tribune (MN). “After a season last year where they played with half of their usual number of musicians and to only 10% of their normal capacity, this ‘homecoming’ was met with cheers and delight from their appreciative (and masked) audience. DSSO Executive Director Brandon VanWaeyenberghe gave a few statistics in his opening remarks: 925 in-person tickets were sold for this concert and over 60 musicians were onstage. He also acknowledged the success of the virtual concerts last season. This year, patrons can again buy virtual-only tickets to stream the concerts beginning on the Tuesday following the Saturday night concerts. Those purchasing in-person tickets also have access to the streaming concerts. The title of this first concert was ‘To Discover.’ Meyer explained that the DSSO had never played any of the evening’s four pieces before.” The program included Jonathan Leshnoff’s Rush, Mozart’s Flute Concerto featuring DSSO Principal Flute Claudia White, Poulenc’s Sinfonietta, and Barry Cooper’s completion of Beethoven’s unfinished Symphony No. 10.