Keep the Music Playing

We are honored by your outpouring of support for Maurice Abravanel Hall. Our spectacular home venue is beloved by our organization and to our community – and what makes the hall truly special is the artists who rehearse and perform here week in and week out. Get a glimpse of the excellence of our musicians below.

In this moment, there are two critical ways to demonstrate your continued support for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera:

“What a joy and privilege it was to make music again with concertmaster extraordinaire Madeline Adkins, whose rapturous artistry is indescribable and most assuredly second to none. And the peerless Utah Symphony Orchestra!!! They played their hearts out with matchless integrity, infinite beauty and incredible flexibility…[I’ve had] the most ecstatic and fulfilling musical experience of my life. Profound gratitude.”

Steven White, conductor
Speaking of Utah Opera’s 2024 production of Massenet’s Thaïs

“I auditioned for and won my position with Utah Symphony after Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Mighty 5 Tour caught my eye. Now having toured throughout Utah with the orchestra, I can attest that witnessing the beauty of Utah highlighted by symphonic music is an experience not to be missed. Whether it be through a concert in rural Utah, Access to Music, Celebracion Sinfonica, or another community-focused performance, the connections we make in our community are some of my favorite experiences as a musician. I’m excited to forge new connections and see what other parts of our community we can engage with!”

Laura Ha, second associate concertmaster
6 seasons with Utah Symphony
Kaysville resident

“One of our students was super interested in playing the bassoon. The bassoon is a rather esoteric instrument, and Utah is not a mecca for bassoonists nor bassoon music teachers. But because we had this unusual opportunity for students to actually interact with the musical giants from the Utah Symphony, beautiful things began happening…The two bassoonists from the symphony immediately began interacting with this student. They inspected the bassoon instrument in the classroom and explained how to best maintain and repair it. The student lamented that there aren’t many bassoon instructors here in Ogden, and the beautiful musicians from the symphony immediately offered special, personal, additional support for our dear student! WOW! This powerful experience will stay with this student and us, for that matter, for the rest of our lives! Who knows, but maybe years in the future, our dear student will BE the Utah Symphony bassoonist who passes the torch to the next WSD bassoonist hopeful!”

Weber School District Arts Coordinator

“I came to Utah to accept the Principal Timpani position, and I’ve never looked back. I’ve had countless incredible experiences throughout my 37 seasons with Utah Symphony – too many to single out a favorite memory. As I retire from my position, I look forward to seeing the orchestra achieve its deserved acclaim in the world of classical music and to be recognized for the treasure it is. The future holds exciting artistic growth as USUO continues to serve Utah and beyond for many years to come.” 

George Brown, principal timpanist (retiring)
37 seasons with Utah Symphony
Salt Lake City resident
George Brown