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.

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