Our Mission

Seventy-five years ago, a miracle was set into motion. A miracle for its ability to inspire and astound through music, yes; but also a miracle for its capacity to gain momentum through the decades rather than stand still.

The founders of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera believed that the people of our state would be inspired by music of the highest caliber and set forth to create organizations that would enrich the lives of every citizen with music.

In 2002, the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera came together to create an even greater impact and joined forces under the same vision.

This vision is to connect the community through great live music. To perform. To engage. To inspire.

We do this by serving the people of our state and beyond as the premier provider of the orchestral and operatic art forms. Our orchestral performances span the traditions of the past and challenge what is possible in the future. We offer opera productions that showcase emerging and established artists, celebrate traditional opera, and champion the American operatic tradition. Each summer in Park City we present a variety of musical experiences in Utah’s casual mountain lifestyle at the Deer Valley Music Festival. We lead in arts education and promote life-long learning through the arts. We serve as a catalyst for innovation, advocacy, and impact in our state.

Values: Excellence, Integrity, Trust, and Communication

We truly believe that providing our neighbors, children, friends, and others in our state with high-caliber, live music experiences helps make Utah a great place to live.

We would love to have you join us. Support this vision by making a donation today.