George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City Celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
New Haven, CT (October 20, 2016)—Principal-in-Charge Mitch Hirsch, AIA, LEED AP and Associate Principal Gina Narracci, AIA were in Salt Lake City on October 18 to participate in the ribbon-cutting of George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater. The new 2,500-seat theatre, named the Delta Performance Hall and operated by Salt Lake County Center for the Arts, has already exceeded its inaugural season ticket sales for touring Broadway shows, live celebrity performances and top rock-n-roll bands.
Joining Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams for the ceremony were Max Burdick, Board Chair, UPACA (Utah Performing Arts Center Agency), Lisa Adams, Chair, Redevelopment Agency of SL City (RDA), Spencer F. Eccles, Chair & CEO of Eccles Foundation, his daughter Lisa Eccles, President of Eccles Foundation, Robert M. Graham, Secretary, General Counsel, and Treasurer of Eccles Foundation, and two Legacy Donors Robert H. Garff and Gail Miller.
After the ceremony guests were invited inside the hall, accompanied by the Ballet West Orchestra. Max Burdick, and Jeff Davidman, District Sales Manager for Delta Air Lines welcomed everyone, and introduced the 14-year old sensation, Lexi Walker, who sung four songs for the audience. Lexi, a musical prodigy from Cottonwood Heights, Utah, has just become the newest SONY recording artist. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.