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DSSO’s next season opens with ‘Rush,’ ends with ‘Hallulujah’

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 season includes nine concerts, including a collaboration with Strikepoint.

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Erin Aldridge is among the soloists for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra's 2021-22 season, which was announced Wednesseday. (photo courtesy of DSSO)

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, which responded to the pandemic with distanced concerts, limits on musicians and ticket sales, and the amplification of its streaming option, announced on Wednesday that 2021-22 will be a full season.

Titled "Come Together," the season will run October through April 2022 and include nine Saturday-night concerts at Symphony Hall in addition to two casual concerts, shorter performances geared toward families.

In a news release, director Dirk Meyer described the season as a return to togetherness.

Of note: There will not be a New Year's Eve concert, but there is a holiday sing-along with local handbell ensemble Strikepoint on Dec. 4.

The season opens Oct. 9 with "To Discover," a program that includes the DSSO's premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's "Rush," Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1 with principal flutist Claudia White, Beethoven's Symphony No. 10 and Poulenc's "Sinfonietta." And the finale, on April 30, is "To Sing," a Masterworks concert with "Negro Folk Symphony" composed by William Dawson in 1934, Orff's "O Fortuna" and Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus.

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Season tickets are available at 218-623-3776, and individual tickets go on sale Aug. 30. For more info, go to dsso.com .

DSSO’s 2021-22 season

Oct. 9: "To Discover": Jonathan Leshnoff's "Rush," Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1, Beethoven's Symphony No. 10, Poulenc's "Sinfonietta."

Oct. 30: "Chills and Thrills": "Jaws" theme, "Phantom of the Opera," "Ghostbusters."

Nov. 20: "To Explore": Rossini's "L'Italiana in Algeri" overture, "The Hebrides" by Mendelssohn, Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with guest artist Jiji, Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin."

Dec. 4: "Holiday Spectacular": Holiday sing-along with Strikepoint.

Jan. 15, 2022: "To Be Bold": Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 and Tchaikovsky; Guest artist Marika Bournaki.

Feb. 26, 2022: "To Celebrate": Johannes Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture," Jose White's Violin Concerto with Erin Aldridge, Duke Ellington's "The River Suite," and Respighi's "Roman Festival."

March 19, 2022: "To Persevere": "Joachim Stradivarius," with guest artist Geneva Lewis, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.

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April 9, 2022: Mendelssohn's "Overture in C," Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos, Anton Bruckner's "Symphony No. 4."

April 30, 2022: "To Sing": William Dawson's "Negro Folk Symphony," Orff's "O Fortuna" and Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus.

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