Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season of the Salt Lake Symphony. I am excited to begin my tenth season as music director of this fine ensemble. I am also humbled that there are many more musicians who have dedicated many more years to this SLS than I, helping to make it a paragon of community commitment and musical excellence. Our program committee has helped shape an incredible season of professional-level repertoire and thrilling performances. We look forward to continue our legacy of presenting interesting programs and soloists. Major works by Shostakovich, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Haydn will be contrasted with new and rarely heard works by John Williams, John Costa, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Our commitment to education and the entire community remains strong, with family-themed concerts, educational outreach and support of music being created right here in Utah. Check out the concert listing and mark your calendars. We have become known for our innovative, quality performances, and this year is no different. Our achievements and unique accomplishments over the past ten years are only the beginning! See you in the concert hall!

Robert Baldwin

Next Performance

Celebrating Ten Years
Saturday September 27, 2014 7:30 pm
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Join us on September 27th as the SLS and Maestro Baldwin celebrate the start of his tenth season by conducting one of his favorite symphonies, the monumental Symphony No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich. This work will highlight and challenge every section of the orchestra with its technical and emotional demands. Audience members often remark after hearing it that the work is one of their new favorite pieces. It is a work filled with every aspect of the human condition, reflecting the struggle and triumph of the individual—something we all can relate to. To contrast, we will open with the ebullient Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein. Join the party! Don’t miss this event that will highlight one of the finest community orchestras in the Western U.S.!


Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.
Available by calling 801-531-7501, or 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, from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall. These lectures are sponsored, in part, by the Utah Humanities Council.

 

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