Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin On behalf of the musicians, board and volunteers, I’d like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 concert season of the Salt Lake Symphony, our 41st season. For over four decades, the SLS has been a leading voice in the musical culture of the Salt Lake Valley. It is truly YOUR orchestra. Our volunteer musicians come from all walks of life—-they are your neighbors, your doctors, your lawyers, your business owners and your children’s teachers. All are highly creative people who dedicate a large portion of each year to the performance of symphonic music at an impressively high level. To that end, much of the repertoire you will see this season is music requested by the musicians of the orchestra and the audiences at our concerts. You need to hear this orchestra! There is certainly something for everyone, every taste, and every age. We’ll see you at Libby Gardner Hall!

Robert Baldwin

Next Performance

Ancient Tales, Youthful Energy!
Saturday November 12, 2016 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
High school musicians, side-by-side

Berlioz Roman Carnival
Debussy Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien, Fragments Symphoniques
Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus
Respighi Belkis, Queen of Sheba Suite

The SLS welcomes many friends, Romans and countrymen to the stage for our November concert. Our annual side-by-side event will feature young artists playing alongside seasoned veterans for the Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz. The theme continues with the rest of the program with Khatchaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus and Debussy’s seldom heard symphonic fragments from his unfinished opera, Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien. Music by the most famous Roman composer of all ends the program, with a rousing finale—-Respighi’s Belkis, Queen of Sheba Suite. Get your marching sandals ready and join your Salt Lake Symphony for the march into the past. The Legions depart on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

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

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. These lectures are sponsored in part by the South Salt Lake Rotary Club Foundation.


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