KUER 90.1 – Music (And COVID) In The Air: Scientists Model Airflow On The Abravanel Hall Stage To Assess Risk

by Caroline Ballard

When it comes to COVID-19, some activities are riskier than others. Hiking alone in the mountains is pretty safe. Joining 100 other people to blow spit and air through instruments … er, playing in a symphony … might be a problem. A team at the University of Utah led by scientists Tony Saad and James Sutherland recently completed a study of Abravanel Hall’s airflow to help identify risk for musicians in the Utah Symphony.