Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season of the Salt Lake Symphony. I am excited to begin my tenth season as music director of this fine ensemble. I am also humbled that there are many more musicians who have dedicated many more years to this SLS than I, helping to make it a paragon of community commitment and musical excellence. Our program committee has helped shape an incredible season of professional-level repertoire and thrilling performances. We look forward to continue our legacy of presenting interesting programs and soloists. Major works by Shostakovich, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Haydn will be contrasted with new and rarely heard works by John Williams, John Costa, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Our commitment to education and the entire community remains strong, with family-themed concerts, educational outreach and support of music being created right here in Utah. Check out the concert listing and mark your calendars. We have become known for our innovative, quality performances, and this year is no different. Our achievements and unique accomplishments over the past ten years are only the beginning! See you in the concert hall!
Let There Be Light!
Saturday May 30, 2015 7:30 pm
Libby Gardner Hall
Robert Baldwin, Michael Huff, conductors
Melissa Heath, soprano, Robert Breault, tenor, Christopher Clayton, bass-baritone
Utah Voices, Chorus
Haydn The Creation
What do you get when you ask the most prolific composer in the Classical era to compose music for an anonymous libretto about the creation of the world? Haydn’s Creation (Die Schöpfung). The libretto was first given to the great Baroque composer, Händel, but it was not seriously attempted until Haydn’s commission in 1797. The result is a monumental creation in and of itself, taking texts from the Book of Genesis, Psalms and Milton’s Paradise Lost. We join forces with the Utah Voices and Dr. Michael Huff for a memorable evening of music, story and ultimately, inspiration. The story will be told in music and words, sung in English, and will feature the vocal talents of Melissa Heath, soprano; Robert Breault, tenor; and Christopher Clayton, bass-baritone as soloists.
Available from utahvoices.org, or at the door with cash, check or credit card.
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.
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