Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin Welcome to the 40th Anniversary Season of the Salt Lake Symphony! I’m sure that when the group of musicians first formed the ensemble, then called the Salt Lake Repertory Orchestra, they never dreamed of the lasting institution they were founding! But perhaps they were! You never know what will happen when musicians get together. After four decades, little has changed in that regard. The 2015-2016 season is a fantastic realization of 40 years of community music making. Highlights include Stravisky’s Rite of Spring, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique) and Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration. Those are all pieces regularly seen on the professional stage. Our orchestra, community in strength, volunteer in spririt and professional in quality excels at presenting the finest in orchestral repertoire. There is music for all tastes, Bach, Beethoven, Faure, Dvorak and more! And we continue our long-standing tradition of commitment to regional performers and composers with a world premiere of the Brahma Viharas by Salt Lake composer, Phillip Bimstein and the Yellowstone Concerto by Wyoming resident Jett Hitt. Soloists for the season include some of our own orchestra members and local talent of all ages from our Utah community. It is sure to be a banner year. Please join us as we close our fourth decade and plan to launch the next era of musical excellence!

Robert Baldwin

Next Performance

Angels and Visitors
Saturday December 5, 2015 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Amy Livingston, Amahl, Alyssa Jenks, Mother, David Sauer, Kaspar, Jared Lesa, Melchior, Michael Jones-Hanners, Balthazar, Garrett Medlock, Page
University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble, guest

Bach Selections from Christmas Oratorio
Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors

Shepherds and Kings await us in our 2015 Holiday Concert. We will be performing several selections from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio as well as our third production of Menotti’s beloved holiday opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. We will be joned by the talents from the University of Utah’s Lyric Opera Ensemble, directed by Dr. Robert Breault. Join us for a program light on little holiday kitsch, but loaded with the appropriate sentiment to start your season on the right foot with the giving spirit.

Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.
Available by calling 801-531-7501 or at the door with cash, check or credit card.


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