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

Days of '47 Pops Concert
Friday July 8, 2016 7:30 pm
Saturday July 9, 2016 7:30 pm

Abravanel Hall
Sterling Poulson, Robert Baldwin, conductors
Choral Arts Society of Utah, Chorus

The Salt Lake Symphony joins the Choral Arts Society of Utah for the Annual Days of '47 Pops Concert in Abravanel Hall to kick off Utah's Pioneer Celebration. Sterling Poulson and Robert Baldwin share conducting duties leading the choir, orchestra and special guests in two nights of Family Friendly Music.

Sponsored by:
KUTV 2News
Sorenson Legacy Foundation

The concert is FREE to the public, but tickets are required. Beginning June 1st, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address listed below. Please indicate which night and how many tickets you are requesting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Those without tickets will be seated on a first come, first served basis after 7:15 p.m.
PO BOX 2623
Salt Lake City, UT 84110

FREE Tickets for Pickup – beginning June 1st
Daynes Music
6935 S State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Limit is 6 tickets per request.


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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.