Poster Dirk Meyer
Dirk Meyer is the music director and conductor of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.
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Across the centuries, across the sea, across the galaxy

Three great events kick off a new fall season in Minnesota:

  • The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra welcomes the return of Baroque master Richard Egarr, who sets his sights not only on Vivaldi but further back in time to 16th-century Venice with Giovanni Gabrieli, ahead to 19th-century Vienna with Ludwig van Beethoven, and a modern cross-current on Italian Baroque with Michael Tippett. Catch our live broadcast Saturday night on YourClassical MPR.

  • The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra opens its season with “Across the Modern Sea,” including a delightful trip to Scotland by Anna Clyne and Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony. Conductor Dirk Meyer celebrates his 10th anniversary with the orchestra exactly the way he began, with Orion Weiss performing Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto.

  • This last one is sold out, but if you’re lucky enough to get a turned-in ticket, George Takei speaks at the House of Hope Sunday Series in St. Paul. The Star Trek actor, composer and activist shares the story of his family’s forced internment as Japanese Americans during World War II.

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