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Symphony History

The West Jordan Symphony invites musicians of all ages to become involved in our program. We encourage appreciation of the performing arts through concerts and other events. Our symphony is composed of musicians who have a great love for the fine arts.

The West Jordan Symphony began in 1984 under the direction of Dr. Marden Pond. They occasionally performed concerts until the city began sponsoring an annual Messiah Sing-a-Long at Christmas time of 1993. The event features symphony, soloists, and the Mountain West Chorale.

In 2003 the symphony became a year-round performing organization. The symphony performs Spring and Fall concerts. These concerts have included classical music from the great master composers and pops, show tunes, movie soundtracks, and patriotic music. The members are very dedicated and talented musicians who come together and volunteer their time for the love of the music and community service.

They also present the city's annual Art Council Christmas Open House program, July 4th in the park, and Memorial Day presentations at the cemetery. Besides performing Handel's Messiah, some works performed include Beethoven, Hayden, and Dvorak's symphonies. They have also done different concertos for Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, and Bassoon with the orchestra.

Other works have included the 1812 Overture, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty Waltzes by Tchaikovsky, works of Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sibelius, Bach, Borodin, Smetana, Sousa, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Liszt, Copland, Mozart, Elgar, Debussy, Wagner, Rossini, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, etc. Other musical directors since Dr. Pond include Don Findlay, Jenna Baumgard, Dana Bentley, Larry White, Shane Mickelsen, and Denisse Vallecillos. The current Music Director is Dr. Robert Bott.

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