Utah Symphony makes UVU's Noorda Center its new home

Tonight’s Utah Symphony performance at The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts is no one-off. It marks the beginning of a beautiful partnership between the symphony and Utah Valley.

“Why do we perform music? It’s not only because we love it. It’s also to be able to share it,”  Thierry Fischer, the symphony’s music director, told the Deseret News. “In today’s world, where technology is taking over our daily lives and our desire to go outside of our homes after work, I think it’s good that we show that we want to share what we do with a larger part of the Utah population. This notion of sharing is absolutely crucial to me. Nothing will ever replace live music.”

The symphony has performed in various venues in the area in the past, but this permanence will help them to engage a larger audience and ensure that more music lovers in the valley are delighted on a regular basis.

“Situated in the heart of Utah’s fastest growing county, this beautiful new concert hall will become our long-term home in Utah Valley, meeting our goal to serve more Utahns, and encouraging businesses and individuals to support our work in schools and the community,” Paul Meecham, president and CEO of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera said in a press release.

“This collaboration between the symphony and Utah Valley University will bring world-class orchestral music to the valley — and give audiences the opportunity to experience history’s greatest musical masterpieces in our marvelous new concert hall with its unparalleled acoustics,” said Stephen Pullen, dean and artistic director for UVU’s School of the Arts, in the release.

Subscriptions are on sale starting March 27th at utahsymphony.org/thenoorda.

About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Utah Symphony | Utah Opera connects Utah communities through great live music, serving as the premier local provider of orchestral and operatic art forms. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Salt Lake City’s Abravanel Hall and is led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, including most recently the Mighty 5® tour of Southern Utah’s National Parks, it has embarked on seven international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Since 1978, Utah Opera has provided Utah’s citizens with distinguished productions at the historic Capitol Theatre that showcase emerging and established artists, celebrate traditional works, and champion the American operatic tradition. USUO reaches 450,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region through its performances and educational outreach programs serving more than 140,000 students annually. The organization employs 57 staff and 85 full-time musicians and presents four full operas and more than 175 symphony performances in each season throughout Utah and an annual summer festival – the Deer Valley® Music Festival – in Park City, Utah. For more information, visit www.usuo.org.