22 Feb 2012

USUO Day on Capitol Hill

Friday, February 17 was a great day at USUO! We were extremely honored to go up to the state capitol building and receive recognition from the Utah Senate and House of Representatives in honor of “contributions and service to the people of the state of Utah.” This was also our chance to stand up and publicly thank the Legislature for their continued support.
We are so proud of our tradition of visiting all the communities in Utah, and it is through state POPS funding that this is possible.
After the resolution was presented, Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer and Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth spoke with members of the Utah Legislature and the press about the different education programs that tour to Utah schools. They even ran into Governor Herbert!
Utah Symphony musicians were also on hand throughout the afternoon performing solos and chamber music in the Capitol Rotunda.
We just want to take another opportunity to thank the communities and officials of Utah for your continued support and well-wishes – we can’t do what we do without you!
A video of the Legislative session can be viewed here.