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

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Next Performance

Happy Holidays
Saturday December 18, 2021 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Robert Baldwin, Matthew Makeever , conductors

Handel Overture and Pastorello from The Messiah
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Michael Haydn Pastorello, Christmas Music, Salzburg, 1766
Samuel Coleridge Taylor A Christmas Overture
traditional Christmas Canticles
traditional Hanukkah Festival Overture
Herbert March of the Toys from "Babes in Toyland"
Silvestri Polar Express Suite
Miller/Jackson Let There Be Peace on Earth

Holidays are special with the Salt Lake Symphony. Join us for a musical cup of cheer on December 18 at Libby Gardner Concert Hall as we present the sounds of the season! Filled with beloved tunes, cheerful décor, and both old and new classics, you are assured a break from the Christmas rush. Our Happy Holidays concert is an energizing and inspiring evening with the SLS musicians—and the perfect way to celebrate the season.


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