Welcome to the 2013-14 Salt Lake Symphony Season! Since 1976, the SLS has served as the premiere community orchestral ensemble in the Salt Lake region. Now in our 38th season, we are more engaged than ever in bringing high quality music and educational programs to the area. Come check us out this season and see soloists from your own neighborhoods: Utah Symphony leaders such as Ralph Matson and John Eckstein, Monika Jalili our own SLS principal flutist Christina Castellanos, the U of U Opera Theatre and The Utah Voices are just a sampling of the highlights. But also take note of the ensemble of over 100 of your neighbors dedicated to preserving and presenting the finest in symphonic music. We engage the community in exciting and unique ways. You will hear music by Utah's Henry Wolking alongside an established masterpiece by Brahms. You will hear Iranian melodies juxtaposed with music by Rimsky-Korsakov. You will hear opera, sung by rising student stars, alongside favorite Christmas carols. You will hear the known and the unknown, from J.S. Bach to Amy Beach. We pride ourselves as an ensemble that reaches for new heights and willing to take risks for our audience. I know of no community orchestra in the United States that displays this level of talent, dedication and musical depth. See you at the show!
Irish Ides are Smiling
Saturday March 15, 2014 7:30 pm
Libby Gardner Hall
Christina Castellanos, flute
Here's Céad Míle Fáilte to friend and to rover
That's a greeting that's Irish as Irish can be
It means you are welcome
A thousand times over
Wherever you come from, Whosoever you be
An Irish welcome awaits our patrons at the March 15th concert of the Salt Lake Symphony. Principal flutist Christina Castellanos will move to the soloist spot to perform Hamilton Harty's picturesque In Ireland for Flute and Orchestra. The Emerald Isle is the destination and inspiration for the rest of the evening as well, with the Celtic-tinged score to the 1992 film Far and Away. That, along with a beautiful arrangement of Oh Danny Boy will feature talented high school musicians playing side-by-side the SLS members. The major work of the evening will be American composer Amy Beach's Symphony No. 2. Subtitled The Gaelic, the piece is an homage to the Irish roots of the composer as well as the many immigrants of Boston at the turn of the century. Expect a musical four leaf clover and we play the music, and with the Luck o' the Irish!
Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.
Available by calling 801-531-7501 or at the door with cash, check or credit card.
Become acquainted with the culture behind the music by attending the free, pre-concert discussion with Music Director Robert Baldwin from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall. These lectures are sponsored, in part, by the Utah Humanities Council.