Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin Welcome to the 45th Season of the Salt Lake Symphony!

Now that the pandemic adjustments are no longer necessary, we are looking forward 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 U School of Dance, singers from the UofU Opera, 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.

It's a new dawn for orchestral music, a rebirth of sorts. We look forward to your return as well! A memorable season awaits. Don't miss a note of your Salt Lake Symphony!

Musically together again,

Robert Baldwin

Photo credit: Sally Horowitz

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Next Performance

The SLS Returns!
Saturday September 25, 2021 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Robert Baldwin, Matthew Makeever, Brenden McCauley, conductors

Verdi Overture to La Forza del Destino
Ives The Unanswered Question
Tchaikovsky Symphony #4
(in F Minor, op. 36)

Now that the pandemic season has wrapped up for the Salt Lake Symphony, we are looking forward to a full orchestra to open the 2021-2022 Season on September 25. It was always our destiny to return, and our program will feature three works that explore destiny, fate, and the meaning of life. The program is filled with some of the most memorable melodies and beloved ever written.

HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION: 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.

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

Free Parking for Libby Gardner Hall: 100 South and Wolcott (1450 East)

Be sure to attend the free pre-concert lecture, discussing the culture behind the music, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall.


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