Welcome to the 44th Season of the Salt Lake Symphony!
On behalf of all our musicians, I welcome you to the 44th Season of the Salt Lake Symphony A truly FANTASTIC year awaits, from Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique to music of the jazz age. Our season runs the gamut from beloved light classics to monumental works and world premieres. You’ll recognize many of the composers: Copland, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Prokofiev. Others might be new to you: Ginastera, Franck, Peck, and Leavitt. But whatever the case, familiar or not, each concert will be an experience you’ll enjoy and not soon forget. We are dedicated to fostering the musicians and music being made right here in Utah, including premiering two works this season by Utah composers, John Costa and Kurt Bestor. Also joining us for several concerts will be first-rate soloists sharing the music of Duke Ellington. Ludwig van Beethoven, and more. Special family concerts and holiday fare promise something for the entire family, all season long. And don’t miss our Annual Vienna Ball on February 8th, where friends and lovers can dance the night away, and help support the orchestra!
Thank you for checking out this fine ensemble. This orchestra is a gem, truly special amongst community ensembles in the United States. This is YOUR symphony; your friends, neighbors, co-workers and teachers; all local musicians playing high-caliber music. The love and commitment is unparalleled. Come see what all the buzz is about. Come experience our art. You’ll be glad you did.
The concert scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been cancelled.
Dear Patrons of the Salt Lake Symphony,
Thanks for your patience as we gathered more information regarding the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 epidemic. Our commitment to the health of our musicians and patrons is very important. After considering the news from the governor’s news conference this afternoon and the university’s new policies on gatherings, I am saddened to report that we are canceling the concert this weekend, Saturday, March 14.
This is, of course, truly unprecedented, but there is no need to panic. Please realize that we are both following university decisions and governmental recommendations by exercising an abundance of caution to help protect those who are most vulnerable in our community. It is important to remember this also may include some of us on the stage as well as those in our audiences.
Regarding our next two concerts, no decision has yet been made, but it is becoming increasingly clear that our April concert may suffer a similar fate. The May concert remains in the clear, at least for now. As of now, we cannot hold any rehearsals at the U for at least the next 2-3 weeks, likely more. Please stay tuned regarding changes as the situation may change rapidly.
Please know that your SLS Board remains committed to supporting our presentation of the music that we so dearly love and work very hard to perform. We stand with you as we do our part to lower the curve of this threat. The last time I remember feeling this powerless over a concert situation, the date was 9/11/2001. Of course, we weathered that storm as a national arts community and I am convinced we will do so again.
Please take care of yourselves, and remember—wash your hands.
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 by Dr. Baldwin, discussing the culture behind the music, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall. Funded in part by a generous donation from the South Salt Lake Rotary Foundation.
Marriner S Eccles
Salt Lake Symphony thanks the voters of Salt Lake County for their support of the Zoo, Arts & Parks program, the Utah Arts Council, and Xmission, L.L.C. for its donation of Internet services.
See other ZAP-sponsored events at Now Playing Utah.