Speaking on Business: Utah Symphony

The Utah Symphony is one of only 15 full-time symphonies in the United States and is under the direction of Maestro Thierry Fischer.

Chris Redgrave May 10, 2019

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

When Maestro Thierry Fischer was appointed to lead the Utah Symphony, he was clear on his mandate — to recruit the top talent in the country. He understood this direction from leaders like Pat Richards, chairman of the board, whom he says is a “woman of exception”. He believes as a leader, you create possibilities in a world of impossibilities; so, he jumped in to take the Utah Symphony to the next level.

Since his appointment, he’s grown the extraordinary talent and has recruited half the current musicians. With his reputation and the Utah Symphony, he’s attracted some of the best musicians out of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Maestro Thierry has a professional appreciation for building cohesion between the experienced senior musicians and the new generational talent.

With Maestro Thierry’s extraordinary portfolio of work in Europe, a conductor in his 30s, he believes music goes straight to our brains, provides hope and excellence. When Thierry came to Utah, he connected to our strong values of education and dedication to the arts which is in our DNA. It’s not lost on him the commitment it takes from a community to have a full-time symphony, like the Utah Symphony, which, by the way, is 15 full-time symphonies in the United States. Fortunate for us, his contract extends until 2022.

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

Utah Symphony
123 W South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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