Dirk Meyer

Dirk Meyer

Conductor

German conductor DIRK MEYER is Music Director of the Augusta Symphony (GA), as well as the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of the North in Minnesota.

First Prize Winner of The American Prize in orchestral conducting Meyer has guest conducted many orchestras, including the Toronto and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras in Canada, the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestras of Springfield and Missouri, as well as the Naples Philharmonic and the Florida Orchestra. He has also collaborated with some of today's leading artists, including Jan Lisiecki, Lynn Harrell, Peter Serkin and Christine Brewer.

As a champion for orchestral music he has created many new concert experiences that include multimedia formats, as well as collaborations of all kinds. Among his latest endeavors is the performance and recording of Beethoven's nine symphonies, a collaboration between the Duluth Superior Symphony and Minnesota Public Radio. In October 2017 his efforts in this field were recognized by the Depot Foundation with their Arts & Culture Initiative Award.

Meyer is also the author of Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire. A Catalog of Modern Music and has led many world and U.S. premiers, including works by Arvo Pärt, Jonathan Leshnoff, Miguel del Aguila and Joby Talbot.

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Upcoming Performances

January 18 2020: American Rhythms            

Augusta Symphony, Clayton Stephenson, piano

Aguila: The Giant Guitar                                 

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F                                    

Copland: Four Dances from Rodeo     

Aguila: Fall of Cuzco   

7:30pm @ The Miller, Augusta, GA

Part of the Aguila Recording Project in collaboration with Peer Music Classical


January 24, 25, 26 2020: Opera

Lyric Opera of the North

Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors

7:30pm, 7:30pm, 3pm, Masonic Temple, Duluth, MN


February 1 2020: Obsession

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Erin Aldridge, violin

Daugherty: Red Cape Tango   

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

7pm @ DECC, Duluth, MN       


February 13 2020 Pops: The Music of Billy Joel 

Augusta Symphony with Michael Cavanaugh

7:30pm @ The Miller, Augusta, GA


February 22 2020: Emperors  

Augusta Symphony, Misha Dichter, piano     

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Overture   

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5                                            

Brahms: Symphony No.3         


February 23 2020: Musical Fairytales (Family Concert)

Augusta Symphony

4pm, Jardin Auditorium, Evans, GA


February 29 2020: Happy Birthday, Ludwig!  

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Asami Hagiwara, piano            

Beethoven: Symphony No.2    

Brahms: Schicksalslied                        

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy      

7pm @ DECC, Duluth, MN

Part of The Beethoven Project in collaboration with Minnesota Public Radio


March 12 2020 Pops: Revolution – The Beatles Symphonic Experience 

Augusta Symphony

7:30pm @ The Miller, Augusta, GA


March 21 2020: Beethoven’s Fifth

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Marika Bournaki, piano

Connesson: Flammenschrift     

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23                        

Beethoven: Symphony No.5    

7pm @ DECC, Duluth, MN

Part of The Beethoven Project in collaboration with Minnesota Public Radio


March 28 2020:           Passion

Augusta Symphony, Guillermo Figueroa, violin        

Beethoven: Egmont Overture              

Aguila: Violin Concerto                       

Bizet: Suite from Carmen

Aguila: Salon Buenos Aires     

7:30pm @ The Miller, Augusta, GA

Part of the Aguila Recording Project in collaboration with Peer Music Classical


April 3 and 4 2020: Appalachian Spring

Music St. Croix

Copland: Appalachian Spring

7pm @ Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, MN


April 18 2020 Pops: Pop Goes The Classics

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

7pm @ DECC, Duluth, MN


April 25 2020: Russian Legends

Augusta Symphony, Soloist TBD

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini       

TBD: Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner        

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2           

7:30pm @ The Miller, Augusta, GA


May 2 2020: The Writing on the Wall

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Zeller, baritone

Saint Saens: Bacchanale from Samson and Dalilah 

Schubert: Symphony No.5

Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast

7pm @ DECC, Duluth, MN


June 12 and 14 2020: Opera

Lyric Opera of the North

Puccini: Tosca

7:30pm @ Marshall Theatre, Duluth, MN

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Meyer Catalog

Chamber Orchestra & Ensemble Repertoire

Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire provides conductors, music administrators and librarians with the complete performance information of almost 4000 pieces by more than 1100 composers. 

“A must! This wonderful tool comes as a very helpful companion for programming and researching repertoire for chamber orchestra”. 

Ludovic Morlot, Conductor

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