Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin 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!

Robert Baldwin

Next Performance

Cultural Roots
Saturday November 15, 2014 7:30 pm
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

For November, we present two orchestral favorites and also feature one of our players as a soloist. Long an audience favorite, Dvořák's Eighth Symphony brims with memorable melodies and thrilling climaxes. Beethoven's Overture to Coriolanus is an orchestral showcase, filled with drama and power. Our principal bassoonist, Ryan van Liere, also takes center stage as soloist for John Williams' The Five Sacred Trees, a unique work that highlights the solo bassoon as well as the colors of the orchestra.


Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.
Available by calling 801-531-7501, or at the door with cash, check or credit card.

Be sure to attend the free pre-concert lecture by Dr. Baldwin, discussing the culture behind the music, from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall.

 

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