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

Fire and Ice!
Saturday March 21, 2015 7:30 pm
Libby Gardner Hall

Take a pinch of the Arctic Circle, an epic journey in Antarctica, and throw in a fiery Russian legend. What do you get? The recipe for Fire and Ice, our exciting March 21st program. We will be joined on the stage by talented high school student to play Sibelius’ most enduring work, the tone poem Finlandia. Long considered the unofficial national anthem of Finland, the work brims with dark energy and soaring melody, indicative of the nordic country and its inhabitants. The music gets more colorful for Stravinsky’s first ballet, The Firebird. The 1919 Suite presents the major themes and events of the ballet in a cohesive, four-movement work. The cast of characters comes alive, from princesses to princes, evil sorcerers and the Firebird herself. After intermission, we journey south-—far south-—to the South Pole. Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 7 (Sinfonia Antartica) is based on material written for a 1948 film which depicts Robert Scott’s ill-fated attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. Vaughan Williams effectively used the symphony orchestra to depict the landscape, which ranges from bleak to awe-inspiring, as well as the feelings experienced by the members of the expedition. Added voices of Emily Nelson, soprano, and a 16-voice chorus of female voices, will add to the symphonic chills in store for the entire audience. So bundle up and light a fire with YOUR neighbors and friends, 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.

Be sure to attend the free pre-concert lecture by Dr. Baldwin from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall.

 

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