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Carole Mikita ReportingTonight's season opener of the Utah Symphony brought a one year anniverary of its merger with the Utah Opera Company.
At the helm is music director Keith Lockhart. KSL's Carole Mikita spoke with him in July in Boston about how he thinks this merger is benefitting both. He calls it a time of great challenges for the country's arts organizations.
Keith Lockhart, Utah Symphony & Opera Music Director: "We're not immune to them certainly. In Utah we always are a very large organization in a rather small city, but a city that's exceptional in a lot of ways. And I think what this has given us is strength, security, the ability to do artistically new and vibrant and interesting things."
The other half of the music-making partnership, the Utah Opera, will open its season in another month.