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

The French Connection
Saturday May 21, 2016 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Hall
Robert Baldwin, Kelly DeHaan, conductors
Utah Voices, Chorus

Rameau Overture to Naïs
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2
Fauré Requiem

We end our 40th Anniversary Season with a trip to France and spend it with some of our favorite collaborators, the Utah Voices, directed by Kelly DeHaan. Music from the French Baroque to Impressionism will be featured, culminating with the spiritually-moving Requiem by Gabriel Faure. Thank you to all of our patrons for a fantastic 40th season. We look forward to performing for you next September as we begin Season 41!


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