Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin On behalf of the musicians, board and volunteers, I’d like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 concert season of the Salt Lake Symphony, our 41st season. For over four decades, the SLS has been a leading voice in the musical culture of the Salt Lake Valley. It is truly YOUR orchestra. Our volunteer musicians come from all walks of life—-they are your neighbors, your doctors, your lawyers, your business owners and your children’s teachers. All are highly creative people who dedicate a large portion of each year to the performance of symphonic music at an impressively high level. To that end, much of the repertoire you will see this season is music requested by the musicians of the orchestra and the audiences at our concerts. You need to hear this orchestra! There is certainly something for everyone, every taste, and every age. We’ll see you at Libby Gardner Hall!

Robert Baldwin

Next Performance

Musicians' Choice
Saturday March 18, 2017 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Gretchen Windt, mezzo soprano

Peter Boyer Silver Fanfare
Haydn Symphony #99
Bizet Habanera and Seguidilla from Carmen
De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat

Ever wonder what the musicians would choose if they programmed a concert? Come see our March concert: Musicians’ Choice! From Haydn’s ebullient and rarely heard Symphony No. 99, to DeFalla’s energetic dances from the Three-Cornered Hat, the SLS musicians will transport you into a realm of sound with exciting textures, buoyant rhythms and memorable melodies. The Silver Fanfare kicks off the program. It’s the debut of music by American composer Peter Boyer with the orchestra, and is filled with a full orchestral sound inspired by the biggest Hollywood studio orchestras. Join us on March 18th. The musicians cannot wait to share some of their favorites with you!


Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.
Available at the door with cash, check or credit card.

Be sure to attend the free pre-concert lecture by Dr. Baldwin, discussing the culture behind the music, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall. These lectures are sponsored in part by the South Salt Lake Rotary Club Foundation.

 

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