Music, Mission, Art, Community, Pandemic, Safety, Flexibility, Patience, Excitement, Music…Together.
This is merely a string of words until you place it into our current moment. Much has been said about the state of life amidst this pandemic. The state of the performing arts, our communities, business, the economy, and individual lives. As we continue to learn more and make progress, we remain committed to the journey with you.
I’m honored and excited to be entering my time as President & CEO of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera just as we’re able to resume live performances. From the beginning of the search process, I’ve been impressed by the support for the music and mission by everyone I’ve encountered. USUO is an organization of great depth, history and service to the region. I look forward to building our future together as we become ever more present and relevant to our entire community. I am inspired by the extraordinary work Pat Richards has done in her role as Interim CEO. I am grateful for the direction and commitment of our Board of Trustees, our incredible donors, and the patience of our ticketholders. I am impressed by the work being done by the staff team to create and realize plans in coordination with members of the orchestra, and I am excited to finally be able to hear our musicians live in Abravanel Hall and the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. It has taken everyone in this list, including you, to make live performances possible.
All of us at USUO believe strongly in the powerful healing effect of music to connect communities. This has long been true, but especially during trying historical times such as these. It is with great deliberation and joy that we resume these live performances and welcome you back to your musical home.
President & CEO