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 appeared with the East Texas and New Bedford Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Sarasota Orchestra.

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, Miguel del Aguila and Joby Talbot.

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Upcoming Performances

March 16 2019: Across Germany

Duluth Superior Symphony, Juho Puhjonen, piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2

Beethoven: Symphony No.7

7pm @ DECC, Duluth, MN

 

March 23 2019: Tragedy & Triumph

Augusta Symphony, Anastasia Petrunina, violin

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5

7:30pm @ The Miller Theatre, Augusta, GA

 

March 24 2019: Peter and the Wolf (Family Concert)

Augusta Symphony

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

4pm @ Jardin Auditorium, Evans, GA

 

March 30 2019: ESSENTIA Hospital Gala

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

7:30pm @ DECC, Duluth MN

 

April 13 2019: Toward the Heavens

Duluth Superior Symphony & Chorus

Rachel Inselman, soprano/Tina Christensen mezzo soprano/David Blalock, tenor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2

Mendelssohn: Lobgesang

7pm @ DECC, Duluth, MN

 

April 27 2019: Musical Pictures

Augusta Symphony

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (with animated movies)

7:30pm @ The Miller Theatre, Augusta, GA

 

May 4 2019: Along the Mediterranean

Duluth Superior Symphony, Orion Weiss, piano

Chabrier: España

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.5  (Egyptian)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagñole

Falla: Suite from The Three Cornered Hat

Ravel: Bolero

7:30pm @ DECC, Duluth, MN

 

May 11 2019: Symphony Under the Stars

Augusta Symphony

7:30pm @ Lady Antebellum Amphitheater, Evans, GA

 

June 14 and 16 2019: Opera

Lyric Opera of the North

Donizetti: L’Esir d’Amore

7:30pm and 3pm @ 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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