From: Melia Tourangeau
To: Melia Tourangeau,
Subject: A "Mighty 5" Thank You from Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
Date: Fri Aug 29 22:01:31 MDT 2014

Dear State Legislators,


With the transcendent experience of the Mighty 5 Tour still very present in our thoughts, we would like to take a moment and express our sincere gratitude for your support of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera this season. The funding you provided towards our Mighty 5® Tour allowed us to realize our vision for this epic event. It was an honor to have so many of you join us during the tour and experience the joy and excitement of our journey.  We were humbled by the engagement and support of the communities we partnered with and inspired by the beauty of our natural surroundings. It was incredibly fulfilling to connect with our communities and to offer our passion and love of great live music to visitors and residents alike.


We were so blessed to have and to further develop the partnerships between our National Parks Superintendents & Staff, State and Local Tourism offices, the Public Sector, the Private Sector, and a multitude of Southern Utah Communities coming together to make this dream a reality. Additionally, we hope that the national press and exposure we received from this tour will boost the recognition of our state and all that it has to offer, supporting the Office of Tourism’s “Mighty 5” Campaign. We hope to continue to be a cultural ambassador for Utah and have included several media clips below for your enjoyment.


We are so proud to be YOUR “Utah” Symphony & Opera and look forward to sharing even more music and special events as we approach our 75th Anniversary in 2015-2016.



Melia sig for letters    david green sig                      Patricia A Richards Signature 2         Thierry Fischer

Melia Tourangeau           David Green                                       Patricia A. Richards          Thierry Fischer

President & CEO               Senior Vice President & COO      Board Chair                         Music Director


Link to USUO Mighty 5 Website housing press:


Wall Street Journal Article:


Link to Aug. 16 – Wrap up with focus on Celena Shafer and Thierry Fischer:    


VIDEO - Time lapse of stage:


VIDEO - Education Highlight: