Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin Welcome to the 44th Season of the Salt Lake Symphony!

On behalf of all our musicians, I welcome you to the 44th Season of the Salt Lake Symphony A truly FANTASTIC year awaits, from Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique to music of the jazz age. Our season runs the gamut from beloved light classics to monumental works and world premieres. You’ll recognize many of the composers: Copland, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Prokofiev. Others might be new to you: Ginastera, Franck, Peck, and Leavitt. But whatever the case, familiar or not, each concert will be an experience you’ll enjoy and not soon forget. We are dedicated to fostering the musicians and music being made right here in Utah, including premiering two works this season by Utah composers, John Costa and Kurt Bestor. Also joining us for several concerts will be first-rate soloists sharing the music of Duke Ellington. Ludwig van Beethoven, and more. Special family concerts and holiday fare promise something for the entire family, all season long. And don’t miss our Annual Vienna Ball on February 8th, where friends and lovers can dance the night away, and help support the orchestra!

Thank you for checking out this fine ensemble. This orchestra is a gem, truly special amongst community ensembles in the United States. This is YOUR symphony; your friends, neighbors, co-workers and teachers; all local musicians playing high-caliber music. The love and commitment is unparalleled. Come see what all the buzz is about. Come experience our art. You’ll be glad you did.

Robert Baldwin

Next Performance

Classically Inspired
Saturday March 14, 2020 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Julie Wright-Costa, soprano, Jie Yuan, piano

Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis
Costa Piece for Soprano & Orch.
(World Premier, UT composer)
Beethoven Piano Concerto #5

Composers have often turned to masters from the past for ideas. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony heralded a new movement in the 20th century when composers turned back to the time of Haydn and Mozart for inspiration. The work is formally conceived as a work from that era, but is also quintessentially Prokofiev in melody, harmony and flavor. German-American composer, Paul Hindemith, took a similar approach with his Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber. Taking the themes of early Romantic-era composer Carl Maria von Weber, Hindemith constructed a tour de force for orchestra, creating one of the most challenging and rewarding works of the 20th century. Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, one of Beethoven’s undisputed masterworks, will round out the evening with international star and former Gina Bachauer competitor Jie Yuan at the piano.


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

Free Parking for Libby Gardner Hall: 100 South and Wolcott (1450 East)

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. Funded in part by a generous donation from the South Salt Lake Rotary Foundation.

 

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