Director’s Message

Photo of Robert Baldwin On behalf of the musicians, board and volunteers, I’d like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 concert season of the Salt Lake Symphony, our 41st season. For over four decades, the SLS has been a leading voice in the musical culture of the Salt Lake Valley. It is truly YOUR orchestra. Our volunteer musicians come from all walks of life—-they are your neighbors, your doctors, your lawyers, your business owners and your children’s teachers. All are highly creative people who dedicate a large portion of each year to the performance of symphonic music at an impressively high level. To that end, much of the repertoire you will see this season is music requested by the musicians of the orchestra and the audiences at our concerts. You need to hear this orchestra! There is certainly something for everyone, every taste, and every age. We’ll see you at Libby Gardner Hall!

Robert Baldwin

Next Performance

Season Opener
Saturday September 24, 2016 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Hall
Rainer Eudeikis, cello

Weber Overture to Der Freischütz
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Prokofiev Symphony #5

Libby Gardner Concert Hall becomes alive with sounds of Russia and Germany for our opening concert. The program will feature our outstanding horn section in Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz. We are pleased to welcome Utah Symphony principal cellist Rainer Eudeikis to perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, an exciting work of virtuosity and melodic invention. Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 ends the evening. Prokofiev’s Fifth is a monument of the 20th century orchestral repertoire and a testament to the creative artist. Though lacking an exact program, Prokofiev described the work as “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit.” Don’t miss this unforgettable, uplifting evening of music!


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, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall.

 

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