FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS 12 AND OVER, PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST REQUIRED FOR OUR CONCERT SEPTEMBER 25. CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST WEAR A MASK. The safety of audience members and musicians is a top priority for the Salt Lake Symphony. Our policy will enable us to share our music with you, our valued audience members.

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

To see what musicians of the SLS have been creating lately, visit our YouTube channel.

Next Performance

Family Concert canceled, Piano Concerto Concert postponed

After guidance from the health department, we have no real option but to cancel the January 8th concert and postpone the January 22nd concert.

Vienna Ball
Saturday February 12, 2022 8:00 pm

UU Olpin Union Ballroom
Sterling Poulson, emcee


It's Back! We are so happy to invite patrons back to Old Vienna for the traditional Vienna Ball. Come dance the night away to the tunes of Johann Strauss, Jr. and company. Special guests include the BYU Ballroom Dance Team, and the Jazz Trio. So put on your dancing shoes, enjoy a bite to eat and bring your checkbook to help support the Salt Lake Symphony at this most anticipated ballroom dance event of the year!


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