Getting Up To Speed In Utah

Over the past week, there’s been a flurry of media attention in the Salt Lake are about the Utah Symphony & Opera (US&O) organization.  Salt Lake Tribune music critic, Celia Baker, has written a few articles about the issues.  They’re both excellent examples of reporting the facts; you can read them here, and here.

Much of the attention is the result of consultant’s report which examines the internal organization and the financial condition of the institution written by retired orchestra executive, tom Morris.

You can obtain a copy of the Morris report (.pdf format) from the US&O musicians’ official website.  Once there, you’ll also find a great deal of additional information about related issues and copies of recent press coverage.

To learn more about the organization as a whole, you can visit the official US&O website. And if you prefer to actively participate in discussing their situation there is a dedicated US&O discussion forum at (free registration required in order to post comments).

As the situation develops, you can count of the fact that the issues will be examined here as well, so stay tuned.

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