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Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin Welcome to the 45th Season of the Salt Lake Symphony!

It's great to be back for live concerts! We return to a full orchestra for the 2021-2022 Season. This year's Salt Lake Symphony season will feature several fantastic guest artists, including Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle, performing Ottorino Respighi's rarely heard Concerto Gregoriano, soprano Michelle Pederson singing the world premiere of Andrew Maxfield's Snowdrifts for Soprano and Orchestra, and our own principal oboist Hilary Coon performing Marcello's Oboe Concerto in C minor; plus the talents of dancers from the University of Utah School of Dance, Winners for the Summer Arts Piano competition, high school drama students, and more! As usual, the talents of the SLS orchestra players themselves will be front-and-center throughout the season as we present monumental works, including Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and two "Symphonies No. 1," one by Beethoven and the other by Prokofiev.

The events of the previous year's pandemic and social protests have allowed for an expansion of the way we think of presenting concerts and how we might choose music to perform. I am particularly looking forward to our April concert that celebrates diversity within the dream of America with music by Florence Price and Peter Boyer. The style of programming required during the pandemic also opened up several new ways of thinking about orchestral features. Interesting departures from the "expected repertoire" will see us playing works by Adolphus Hailstork, Charles Ives, Robert Wendel, Kile Smith, and Giovanni Gabrielli – all interspersed throughout the season's concerts of beloved classics.

A memorable season awaits – a new dawn for orchestral music. We look forward to your return as well! Don't miss a note!

Musically together again,

Robert Baldwin

Photo credit: Sally Horowitz

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Next Performance

Saturday November 13, 2021 7:30 pm

Midvalley Arts Center
Matthew Makeever, Robert Baldwin, conductors
Kathryn Eberle, violin

Giovanni Gabrieli Two Canzoni for Brass
Respighi Concerto Gregoriano
Adolphus Hailstork Sonata da Chiesa for String Orchestra
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber

Join us at the new Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center as we take a journey of the spirit through music. In a program that explores how composers describe the indescribable, we will play music that both invites reflection and expresses joy. We are pleased to welcome Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle, joining us to play Ottorino Respighi's seldomly heard masterpiece Concerto Gregoriano. Spanning over 400 years, the program will also feature will our brass section playing works by Giovanni Gabrielli, and our string section performing Adolphus Hailstork’s Concerto da Chiesa. The program will close with Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber, which the orchestra was primed to perform in March of 2020 when the pandemic struck. Returning to finish this work presents closure and promises to be cathartic for both musicians and patrons.

Tickets available through ArtTix or at the box office on the day of the concert.


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