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!
Mahler in May
Thursday May 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Melissa Heath, soprano, Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano, Logan Blackman, organ
Utah Voices, guest
Mahler Symphony #2 “Resurrection”
Mere mention of the name Gustav Mahler evokes images of struggle and triumph. His music is the pinnacle of orchestral writing and achievement. The Salt Lake Symphony and Utah Voices will share one of the monuments of the repertoire on Thursday, May 16 as we perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, also known as the Resurrection Symphony. It is a powerful exploration of life, death, spirituality and eternity. Mahler’s score attempts to answers life’s biggest questions with one of the largest group of musicians ever assembled for a symphony—over 120 players, two soloists, and a chorus of over 200. In addition to our frequent collaborators, the Utah Voices, we will also be joined by renowned vocalists Melissa Heath, soprano, and Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano, to perform this memorable masterpiece. Rarely does an audience remain unmoved and unchanged by this powerful work. Join us for the season-ender for the ages!
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.
Marriner S Eccles
Salt Lake Symphony thanks the voters of Salt Lake County for their support of the Zoo, Arts & Parks program, the Utah Arts Council, and Xmission, L.L.C. for its donation of Internet services.
See other ZAP-sponsored events at Now Playing Utah.