From Soulful to Symphonic, Enjoy Great Music all Month Long

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From the Austin City Limits kicking of Late Night Saturday Music every week on PBS North, to an exciting line up of new music from the DSSO, WDSE•WRPT is your place to rock and relax to the latest music. For every kind of sound. For everyone.


DSSO at Home

This fall the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra was the only orchestra in the state to perform in front of a live (though limited) audience. And WDSE•WRPT was there to capture the magic!

Throughout the month of December, watch these three concerts from the DECC Symphony Hall, as well as a bonus Young People's Concert at The Depot, sure to put a smile on the faces of the young and young at heart. As you watch from the comfort of your living room, we hope that you’ll find some joy and relaxation during these beautiful, energetic, and celebratory concerts.


Bentleyville Holiday Spectacular

Friday, December 11th at 9:00 pm

Rebroadcast on Friday, December 25th at 7:00 pm

Find yourself at home with your Northland orchestra for the holidays.

Program Notes

It’s that time of year when twinkling lights and hot cocoa comfort us through winter. Enjoy visuals from Bentleyville’s archives paired with your holiday favorites from the orchestra. You can even join the orchestra in a sing-a-long (no audition required)! Experience the wonders of the holiday season with the DSSO from the comforts of your home!


Strings Attached

Sunday, December 13th at 7:00 pm

Repertoire

Jessie Montgomery: Strum

Astor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Samuel Barber: Adagio

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

Soloist — Erin Aldridge, violin

Program Notes

It’s a night highlighting the DSSO Strings! The evening opens with composer Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, a work filled with a bluegrass-like feel that explores different methods of string playing, often treating violins and violas like guitars. Concertmaster Erin Aldridge performs Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a tango-inspired, Argentinian homage to Vivaldi’s famous work. We follow up with Barber’s beautifully ethereal Adagio for Strings and end the evening with a serenade of perpetual motion, as Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings cascades and descends us into a dance of elegant beauty.


Young People's Concert at Depot

Sunday, December 20th at 7:00 pm

Repertoire

Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Johann Strauss II: Thunder and Lighting Polka

Camille Saint-Saëns: The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals (Le cygne, de Le caranaval des animaux)


Afternoon Dances

Sunday, December 27th at 7:00 pm

An evening filled with enchantment and wonder that's sure to sweep you off your feet!

Repertoire

Claude Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun

Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 ft. Betsy Husby, cello

Arvo Pärt: Fratres

Igor Stravinsky: Danses concertantes

Soloist — Betsy Husby, cello

Program Notes

A concert filled with captivating melodies and driving rhythms. The evening begins with Claude Debussy’s most famous work Afternoon of a Faun, depicting the dreams and desires of this mythical creature. Principle cellist, Betsy Husby performs Haydn’s upbeat and whimsical Cello Concerto in C major. We transcend into Arvo Pärt’s reflective and mesmerizing Fratres. The evening closes with Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes, a bright piece filled with character changes, crisp rhythms, and tight harmonies.

Note: DSSO concerts are available only through broadcast. They will not be available to watch later through the PBS Video App.


Saturday Late Night Music - Like Austin City Limits!

The Best of John Prine, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Vampire Weekend. Where else can you find such a diverse line up of great music but on Austin City Limits?!? Watch every Saturday night at 10pm on PBS North or choose your favorite bands on-demand on the free PBS Video App.

Following Austin City Limits on PBS North on Saturday nights, stay tuned for more music from national programs like Woodsongs, Sun Studio Sessions, and Songs at the Center.

Did you miss your favorite band? Download the PBS Video App to your Smart TV or phone to catch up on past concerts and discover additional music shows. Members of WDSE•WRPT can unlock hundreds of hours of additional shows through WDSE Passport.