Events

Deep Imagination

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Come explore the limitless musical imagination of composers with our varied April program. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, an orchestral favorite, is like a time capsule, a reimagining of modern music into old forms. We will also take a journey into the fantastical realms of King Solomon’s mind in Bloch’s Schelomo (with SLS principal cellist, Andrew Clement) and the entire orchestra takes us on a wild ride with a famous trickster, Til Eulenspiegel!

$5.00 – $10.00

Family Outreach Concert: Tales from the Mist

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

We celebrate the diversity of composers and our audiences with our May Family concert. Tales from the Mist will take us into magical realms and even some real places, all composed by real people. It’s a story of US, the people that make up our human community. Appropriate for the whole family, this is a concert not to be missed! We wiltake a journey down the Moldau River in Smetana’s The Moldau (joined by some of Utah’s high school talent)

$5.00 – $10.00

VISIONS OF SPAIN

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Olé! Join us for the season opener with the spirit of flamenco, complete with castanets and plenty of Spanish flair. The Salt Lake Symphony takes us on a journey of the sights and soundS of Spain, both from Spanish composers and the composers from other lands whose works were inspired by visits to the sunny southwest corner of Europe. As a special bonus, assistant conductor Brandon Horrocks will give the pre-
concert lecture on the fascinating life and music of little-known Spanish composer, Juan de Arriaga, his
doctoral research topic.

$5.00 – $10.00

AGAINST THE ODDS!

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Some music had to overcome great obstacles before becoming beloved works. Some composers faced the
challenges of culture, gender, self-doubt, or political environment. All these works have a story rooted in
struggle and triumph. Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix’s older sister, wrote more than 350 pieces, although
most remained unperformed outside her immediate family group during her lifetime, and almost all of her
music was unpublished. This includes the outstanding Overture in C major, which is now finding its
rightful place in the orchestral repertoire. Serge Prokofiev’s Lt. Kije tells the unlikely story of a soldier
brought to life by a clerical error, which grows into a grand lie and entire life history that must be
propped up. (A satirical take on the Russian bureaucracy). University of Utah faculty pianist Viktor Valkov joins us performing Brahms’s early masterpiece, his First Piano Concerto. Riddled with inexperience and self-doubt, Brahms turned to others for assistance in molding the work, including Clara Schumann, who remarked after a rehearsal, "(it) went very well ... Almost all of it sounds beautiful, some parts far more beautiful even than Johannes himself imagined or expected."

$5.00

“AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS” AND A “CHRISTMAS CAROL” WITH UNIVERSITY OF UTAH OPERA AND GRAND THEATER

The Grand Theatre

The Salt Lake Symphony enthusiastically continues our collaboration with the University of Utah Opera and The Grand Theater at Salt Lake Community College for another set of performances of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and Leavitt and Buck’s A Christmas Carol. The holiday spirit is guaranteed! Shows are Nov. 30, 7:30 pm, Dec. 1, 7:30 pm, and Dec. 2 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.Tickets available through the Grand Theater website.

visions of sugarplums: sls family concert

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Have you ever wondered what happened to the Sugarplum Fairy, AFTER Clara and the Nutcracker
Prince lived happily ever after? Find out at our Holiday concert! Our special guests will be the Salt Lake
Children’s Choir and local dance talent. Appropriate for ALL ages. Bring the entire family!

$5.00 – $10.00

36th Annual Vienna Ball

UU Olpin Union Ballroom

Dance the night away with live music from the Salt Lake Symphony, the Mark Chaney Jazz Trio and special floor shows by the BYU Ballroom Dance Team. It’s a tradition and fundraiser like none other in Salt Lake City, and the ballroom dance event of the season. Come support YOUR Salt Lake Symphony and dance the night away!

$75.00 – $100.00

Far, Far away (and close to home)

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

May the Force Be With Us! We’ll travel from ancient mythology to festivals on planet Earth. But the final
destination is hyperspace and musical selections from John Williams‘s incredible scores to Star Wars and
The Empire Strikes Back. Our special traveling companions include the talented players of the Rocky
Mountain Strings and invited Side-By-Side High School players.

$5.00 – $10.00

life cycles

Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center

With the world once again open after the pandemic, we are reminded of cycles and returning. Join the Salt Lake Symphony as we travel to Taylorville with a varied program of old and new music. One of our cellists, originally from Venezuela, introduced our conductor to the wonderful piece, Margariteńa, by Venezuelan composer, Innocente Carreńo. Filled with Venezuelan rhythms and melodic material, this concert favorite from South America will soon to be a favorite with U.S. audiences as well. We are also happy to reprogram a new work for soprano and orchestra by Utah composer, John Costa, originally planned to be premiered in March of 2020. Based of poetry by selected poets, the piece comes across as a deep reflection and powerful statement of life. Closing the concert will be Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4, a cyclic masterpiece and orchestra player’s top choice. Tickets available at https://www.saltlakecountyarts.org/events/life-cycles/

Verdi’s Requiem

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

There are pieces and there are PIECES. The Verdi Requiem has been called monumental, powerful, cathartic, and sublime. See which adjective you choose for this masterwork, featuring the talents of the Utah Voices choir and local professional soloists. Dr. Everett McCorvey, the conductor of the National Chorale at Lincoln Center and the American Spiritual Ensemble is our special guest conductor for a memorable evening of music. Tickets available at utahvoices.org

Salt Lake Symphony in The Park

Canyon Rim Park

Get outside and join the Salt Lake Symphony for a concert in the park! Although the fireworks won't start for another few days, we'll present the Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frederich Handel. Also on the program is Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. We'll play at the Canyon Rim Park Amphitheater near the West...