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

Utah Talent Spotlight
Saturday April 25, 2015 7:30 pm
Libby Gardner Hall

Utah Talent Abounds! Our April 25th concert features home-grown talent like no other concert this year! We are pleased to welcome back to the podium Barbara Scowcroft, conductor of the Utah Youth Symphony and violinist with the Utah Symphony. Barbara is a favorite local personality, known for her insightful interpretations and gift of communication for musicians and audiences alike. We will open the concert with a performance of Utah composer John Costas’s Vignette, a work originally commissioned by Barbara Scowcroft and the Utah Youth Symphony to celebrate the Salt Lake Winter Olympics in 2002. Also featured will be Shenae Anderson, the winner of the Utah Division of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition. She will join the orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Long considered one of the quintessential concertos by any composer, this work sparkles with energy and clarity. The evening ends in sunny Italy with Mendelssohn’s ebullient Symphony No. 4 (Italian). Here the local talent of the Salt Lake Symphony musicians will shine as bright as the Italian sun in summer!


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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