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!
Through a Child's Eyes
Saturday December 7, 2013 7:30 pm
Libby Gardner Hall
Children can teach us so much. Their reactions are genuine; their enthusiasm, contagious. Join us for a special holiday program as we view the concepts of wonder and hope "Through a Child's Eyes." The centerpiece of the evening will be a performance of the short opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Originally written for television, it soon became a stage classic, relating the story of the first Christmas before the actual event. Set near Bethlehem, the visit of the Three Kings serves to transform the lives of a poor boy and his mother. The piece represents all of our hopes for a better more fair world. The rest of the program takes this theme of innocence and wonder and gives it a truly festive flair. Be prepared for familiar holiday tunes, spiced up with some really fun unexpected twists, in a program the entire family will love. Happy Holidays from all of us at the Salt Lake Symphony!
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.