Latest Utah Symphony Orchestra Stories

2008-09-29 09:00:28

Edward Reichel's criticism of Keith Lockhart makes me wonder if he is after the conductor's position. I do not appreciate Reichel's advocacy for elitist interpretations of musical compositions. I had the privilege to attend the Utah Symphony's performance of Beethoven's 9th. It touched my soul. It was very well received by those in attendance. The standing ovation was sincere. I, for one, will miss Lockhart's conducting talent. He has contributed to make the Utah Symphony a very...

2008-07-21 08:44:52

Doors to the music world of the Utah Symphony - Utah Opera (USUO) will open wide for children throughout the Wasatch Front, thanks to a $15,000 donation announced today by the Qwest Foundation. Qwest's grant supports USUO's Educational Outreach Programs, which introduce students to classical and opera music, as well as other forms of music. As well as reaching all school districts in a three- to five-year rotation, USUO brings its Education Outreach Programs to underserved populations,...

2007-05-15 18:00:18

By The Salt Lake Tribune May 15--Anne Ewers, president and CEO of Utah Symphony and Opera, is leaving Utah's largest performing arts organization after five turbulent years in which the company completed a controversial merger, weathered a financial crisis and won raves for its musical offerings. Ewers will become president and CEO of Philadelphia's Kimmel Center Inc., a performing arts center with a $35 million annual budget and that is home to eight resident arts companies,...

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