Review from the Duluth News Tribune, Nov. 10, 2015
“For its second program the DSSO Chamber Music Series took patrons on a musical history tour moving from location to location through the Depot on Tuesday evening to listen to an eclectic collection of classical music.
The “Siegfried Idyll,” a symphonic poem for chamber orchestra, was composed by Richard Wagner as a birthday present to his second wife following the birth of their son Siegfried. Later, Wagner incorporated music from the “Idyll” for his opera “Siegfried.”
Lush little harmonies built off the opening melodies. Some of the richness of the sound was dissipated by the acoustic peculiarities of the architecture, but the piece featured excellent solo work by Darci Gamerl on oboe and Jim Pospisil on French horn before the opening theme returned to end in the cellos.”