a (progressively) deeper and richer musical experience each day

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“Touring with the St. Olaf Orchestra is a great and long tradition," says conductor Steven Amundson. "It gives the students and me a chance to experience a progressively deeper and richer musical experience each day of our journey.”

St. Olaf Orchestra brings Midwest tour to Chicago area this fall

If I delete “progressively”, the sentence still makes sense. Although “progressively” can mean “gradually”, it seems “deeper and richer musical experience each day” already carries a sense of “gradual”. How does “progressively” add meaning to this sentence?


1. favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, esp. in political matters:a progressive mayor.

2.making progress toward better conditions; employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods,

3.characterized by such progress, or by continuous improvement.

progressively - WordReference.com Dictionary of English
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