Performance Opportunities

Salute to Youth 2017-18

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The 58th annual Saute to Youth concert featuring young Utah musicians soloing with the Utah Symphony is scheduled forTuesday, September 26, 2017.  Utah Symphony Assistant Conductor Conner Covington will conduct.  The document with guidelines and repertoire is available here.  

The students selected to perform on this year's Salute to Youth concert are listed below.  Congratulations to all who participated in the auditions.  We hope everyone will join us for the concert on Tuesday, September 26. You can purchase tickets for the 2017 Salute To Youth Concert here. 

Sabrina Allen, 12 - piano
Sarah Baker, 12 - cello
David Ban, 15 - piano
Avery Gunnell, 16 - piano
Olivia Owens, 11 - violin
Aniah Young, 18 - flute
Ensemble of McCall Andersen, 16, and Erika Hubbard, 17 - violins
Ensemble of Rachel Call, 15,  and Sanne Christensen, 16 - violin and piano

Students receiving Honorable Mention in the Salute to Youth final auditions are:

McCall Andersen
Hannah Brown
Julia Fu
Dohoon Kwag
John Zhao


Salute to Youth 50th AnniversaryThe September 29, 2009 Salute to Youth concert marked the 50th anniversary of this great tradition.  Deseret News has been the sponsor of this exciting celebration of young musical talent in Utah for the entire 56 years.  Click here for a collection of some of their memories of their experiences as Salute to Youth soloists. Click here for a list of former soloists. This concert is sponsored each year by the Deseret News.


All-star evening

Pianist Jarom Martineau, 17, was selected at the 2017-18 Salute to Youth final auditions to perform the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 cwith the Utah Symphony on the All-Star Evening concert on May 22, 2018.   The All-Star Evening also includes orchestral selections performed by Utah Symphony musicians sitting side-by-side with students who have been nominated from 10 youth orchestras.   Symphony is proud to support the musical aspirations of Utah students with this performance opportunity. 


Youth Guild Recital

Youth Guild members who have earned two education and two service credits are eligible to audition for the Youth Guild recital each spring.  Students who perform on the Youth Guild recital have automatic eligibility for the following season's Salute to Youth final auditions.  Information about auditions and the recital date will be announced later this season.  Senior division winners receive $250, junior division winners receive $200 and elementary division winners receive $150.  The excitement generated by these young musicians (Ages 10-18) will leave you inspired and smiling for days.  To learn more about the Youth Guild and to obtain an application, visit the Youth Guild section on our website. 

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