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Utah Symphony & Opera Works Towards Financial Success

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(KSL News) -- The Utah Symphony and Opera Board is taking action to secure the future of the two combined arts organizations.

Tonight the board unanimously adopted a series of task- force resolutions designed to improve fundraising, development, marketing and attendance. It has also adopted a financial recovery plan to make up a 1.6 million dollar deficit.

Patricia Richards, Chair, Oversight Task Force: "Actually in the final analysis it's the support of the community and the love of the community for these organizations, for the Utah Symphony and the Utah Opera, that will secure our future."

Ann Ewers, Utah Symphony and Opera Chief Exec. Officer: "And the cuts that we took certainly were deep, but they did not harm the artistic product that we bring to our community, and that's the important thing."

Gerald Elias, Musicians Spokesman: "If everyone pitches in I think we have a chance for success here."

The financial recovery plan and organizational improvements should get the Symphony and Opera back in the black within two years.

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