Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin Welcome to the 43rd Season of the Salt Lake Symphony!

Just a quick glance through the season repertoire will confirm that this is an orchestra that means business—and our business is bringing high quality symphonic performances to YOU, the music lovers of the Salt Lake Valley and the State of Utah. I am thrilled to begin my 14th season as music director of this outstanding ensemble of volunteer musicians. Volunteers, yes, but those who play with an amateur's enthusiasm at a professional level of commitment. Patrons often remark at how enjoyable and exciting our concerts are. Now it's your time to discover YOUR Salt Lake Symphony. So whether it’s beloved classics by Beethoven, energetic favorites by Stravinsky or a brand new work, written especially for this orchestra, you are in for a treat! Join us and discover our passion for music. It will soon become your passion as well!

Robert Baldwin

Next Performance

Classical Tides
Saturday March 16, 2019 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall
op. 33a, guest, in F Major, op. 68

Peter Boyer Festivities
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Beethoven Symphony #6 “Pastoral”

Nature is in focus on the SLS March concert with music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten and Peter Boyer. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, the Pastorale Symphony may be known to audiences from its use in Walt Disney’s classic Fantasia. Beethoven’s homage to personal feelings he experienced while being in the countryside pervade this work, one of the finest examples of Classical-era programmatic writing. In contrast, Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from the opera Peter Grimes, provides a stark contrast, as the orchestra paints pictures of different aspects of the sea that can be interpreted differently by each listener. Peter Boyer’s bright Festivities will open the concert with bright colors and musical sunshine, a feature for our brass and percussion sections.


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