Nov 14 2015
Russian Masterworks

Russian Masterworks

Presented by Salt Lake Symphony at Libby Gardner Hall - University of Utah

November sees the SLS presenting two of the finest Russian masterpieces for audiences. It’s a celebration in need of a fanfare, so we’ve added Miklos Rozsa’s Rousing Entr’acte March from El Cid to open the festivities. Recent Salt Lake resident and conductor of the Utah Opera Chorus, pianist Caleb Harris will join us for Sergei Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Easily Rachmaninov’s most inventive work, it also contains one of the top melodies ever written, so popular that it has been used in several films. The centerpiece of the concert will be Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique). This symphony, sadly the composer’s last work, is nevertheless Tchaikovsky’s finest example of symphonic writing. Full of every element of life, the slow last movement is possible a precursor of Tchaikovsky’s death which occurred only days after the premiere performance. The poignancy and power of the work make it a universal favorite with audiences and players alike.


Admission Info

Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.
Available by calling 801-531-7501 or at the door with cash, check or credit card.

Email: slsymphony@xmission

Dates & Times

2015/11/14 - 2015/11/14

Additional time info:

Be sure to attend the free pre-concert lecture by Dr. Baldwin, discussing the culture behind the music, from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. in Room 270, right behind the concert hall. Doors open at 7pm. 15 minute intermission We love kids, but please only bring those 8 and older.

Location Info

Libby Gardner Hall - University of Utah

1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112