26 September 2020
The Salt Lake Tribune – Dennis Lythgoe: An appreciation to the Utah Symphony
by Dennis Lythgoe | Special to The Tribune
During the pandemic, we are continually reminded to “Escape the virus. Be safe. Stay home.” The science is correct, and I agree with it. But when I learned from KSL-TV that University of Utah acoustical experts had examined the airflow at Abravanel Hall before the Utah Symphony’s concert last weekend, I had a change of heart. I was tired of staying home. I wanted to go!
These experts assisted conductor Thierry Fischer in blocking out the stage for a socially distanced evening with musicians, including the floor with the number of attendees allowed in the audience. Using unusual ingenuity, they planned the concert to suit the pandemic.