Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin

A season of return awaits! It feels great to be back. The 2022-2023 SLS season promises to be our first full season in three years! With pandemic protocols hopefully in our rear-view mirror, we are planning for a journey through some of the finest repertoire in the orchestral canon. If you’ve missed the big works by composers such as Richard Strauss, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Holst, and Brahms – we’ve got it covered. We also are returning to our established choral, concerto, and opera collaborations, with our friends at the Utah Voices and the University of Utah. Thrilling soloists also are back, including some from the ranks of our orchestra. The Vienna Ball also returns in February, a much-anticipated return by ballroom dancers and waltz lovers from across the region. We look forward to seeing you back in the audience as well, as we return to our roots ­– the inspiration that let to the group’s founding in 1976 – playing the great orchestral repertoire. You’ll find us performing in various places this season—from the new Mid Valley Arts Center, to the Grand Theater, to Libby Gardner Concert Hall. We are honored to truly be Salt Lake’s Symphony, bringing you great music since 1976.

See you at the concert!

Sincerely,

Robert Baldwin

Photo credit: Sally Horowitz

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Next Performance

Anyone Out There?
Saturday November 12, 2022 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Robert Baldwin, Matthew Makeever, conductors

Haydn Overture to Il mondo della luna
Mason Bates Mothership
Holst The Planets
(op. 32 )

All Systems GO! T-Minus 10 … 9… 8… Get ready for an exploratory mission of our solar system as the SLS presents an out-of-this-world program! Holst’s The Planets is the main event, each movement concentrating on the astrological, rather than astronomical significance of our solar system.
7… 6…5… Complementing this massive work will be two shorter astronomical works, Haydn’s Overture toIl mondo della luna (The World of the Moon!) is perhaps the earliest example of a space opera (move over Star Wars!) This rarely heard work is full of Haydn’s wit and classical charm.
4… 3… Our own planet is not neglected either. Mason Bates Mothership will highlight the orchestra, and our home planet of Earth, with youthful and optimistic energy and some surprise solo appearances from our orchestra members.
…2… 1… Liftoff! The universe awaits you at Libby Gardner Hall!


 

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