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

Saturday April 29, 2017 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Xiao Ming, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano

Feng Liu Festivity
Hongye Ma and Lu Zheng The good news of Beijing to the Frontier
Shostakovich Piano Concerto #2
Brahms Symphony #3

Cultural exchange has long been a hallmark of classical music tradition. The SLS proudly takes this to a new level in April. Guest conductor Xiao Ming joins us from Hunan, China to conduct music from China, Russia and Austria in a truly rich program of both old favorites and music that will be new to western audiences. Maestro Xiao is bringing two pieces with him that were written for his orchestra, the Hunan Symphony. In addition, pianist Andrew Staupe joins us to present Shostakovich’s powerful Piano Concerto No. 2. The concert will conclude with the shortest, yet most carefully composed, symphony from the pen of Johannes Brahms, the Symphony No. 3. It’s a cross cultural evening of great music with connections and friendships made from around the world.

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


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