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Speaking on Business: Utah Symphony

This classic Utah arts organization, one of only 15 full-time symphonies in the United States, is appealing to an even wider audience with their popular Films in Concert Series.

Chris Redgrave Jan 12, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

The Utah Symphony is on a roll, with Paul Meecham (mee-chum), as their president and CEO, at the helm, who brings a wealth of experience in orchestra administration. This classic Utah arts organization, one of only 15 full-time symphonies in the United States, is appealing to an even wider audience with their popular Films in Concert Series, where they show a blockbuster movie on the big screen, while the orchestra plays the soundtrack live. This format of the orchestra accompanying a blockbuster movie has been a hit since kicking off last fall.

Coming up next month is “High Noon”, a classic Western the Utah Symphony is performing to complement the Go West! exhibition on display at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. By the way, it’s an event you don’t want to miss, especially such a world-class art exhibit.

Before coming to Utah, Paul Meecham worked with orchestras in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City and Baltimore. When he came to Utah to interview with the Utah Symphony, he loved the city’s feel and the strong arts culture and decided this is somewhere he wants to be. He embraced the successful programming the Utah Symphony has in place, like the wildly-popular Deer Valley Music Festival, now in its 15th year, and plans to continue this growth pattern.

To purchase symphony High Noon tickets online, go to www.usuo.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

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