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Who We Are

Our Mission, Vision, & Values


We inspire and enrich audiences through the transformative power of symphonic music. As the cultural heart of the community, we share the beauty of music through educational and entertaining performances.


To become the Southwest region’s premier orchestra.


  • We value our legacy and dedicate our efforts to maintaining our position as the cultural heart of the community.
  • We serve our community and respect our commitment to perform quality symphonic music.
  • We value transparency, honesty, integrity and ethical stewardship.
  • We are strategically minded.  We are action-oriented and plan for our future sustainability.
  • We value creative collaboration and cooperation with arts, education, and civic and business partners in the community.
  • We value diversity and innovation as we strive for cultural inclusion and excellence.
  • We are dedicated to life-long learning and impacting student-centered achievement and growth.


Southwest Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 423 • St. George, UT • 84771


© Southwest Symphony Orchestra, 2020. All Rights Reserved

Season and individual tickets may be purchased online at, by telephone at 435.767.9800, and in person at the Cox Performing Arts Center box office.

Southwest Symphony Orchestra takes photographs and video for record keeping and marketing purposes. By attending a performance, you agree to have your image possibly used in Symphony marketing materials.

To ensure a quality performance, children under five are not permitted into Southwest Symphony performances in the Cox Performing Arts Center.

The Southwest Symphony’s electronic program is designed and produced by Utah based The Program Company, web address

SWS 40th

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Donors & Sponsors

Finale ($25,000+)

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

City of St. George Recreation, Arts & Parks (RAP Tax)

Washington County Recreation, Arts & Parks (RAP Tax)


Concerto ($10,000+)

Washington City RAP

Intermountain Healthcare

Cache Valley Bank


Overture ($5,000+)

Alyce and Kent Gardner

Canyon Media

Intermountain Audiology

Janet Clark Jones

Savage, Esplin & Radmall, PC

Snow Jensen & Reece

Sorenson Legacy Foundation

St. George City Arts Commission


Virtuoso ($2,500+)

BJ Cox Dental

Dixie State University

Sandra deHaan

State Bank of Southern Utah


Town and Country Bank


Conductor ($1,000+)

Ray and Jane Anderson

Abe and Kim Ashton

Hoffman Family Foundation

Inn at Entrada

Schofield Wealth Management

Sue Cox

McFerson Family Fund


40 for 40 Contributors ($1,000+)

Janet Clark-Jones

Richard and Linda Clark

Jacquelin Dubois

Kent and Alyce Gardner

Alan Hamlin

Jane Hankison

Robert Lee

Kent B. McDonald

Bruce Molen

Mayor Jon and Kristy Pike

Gerald Schwantz



Concertmaster ($500+)

Jeremiah and Jennifer Jones

Richard and Desiree Nerwinski

Gerald Schwantz and Jacqueline Dubois

Michael and Tammy Tremea


Bravo ($250+)

Kam and Mike Capik

Check City

Anthony Christensen

Debry Law

Dr. and Mrs. Norman Fawson

Chris and Brenda Hendershot

JC Data Solutions

Celece Krieger

Gordon and Debbie Larsen

Maria D. Ortiz


Revere Health

Shaye and Amanda Scott

Marilyn Skousen

Travis and Lisa Seegmiller

Jon and LeAnn Stanard

Tim and Sara Stewart

Evan Vickers

Wade Family Foundation

Greg and Lisa Wagner

Paparazzi Accessories


Encore ($100+)

Patrick and JJ Abernathy

Bette and Rick Arial

Greg Bartholomew

Jane Mankey

In loving memory of S.J. Miller and J.K. Miller

Kenneth and Wendy Neilson

Andrew and Jann Powell

Doug and Melia Solstad

Grace Brady

The late Audrey Bush

Sue Cox and the late Mervyn Cox

T Lavoy and Phoebe Esplin

The late Irene Everett

Dr and Mrs Norman Fawson

Dr and Mrs Walter Gaisford

Dr and Mrs Ron Garner

Jack and Mable Holt

Hurst Stores, Inc

Mr and Mrs Sam McArthur

Mr and Mrs Edward Nadle

Larmar and Patricia Webster

Mr and Mrs Richard Whitehead

Dr and Mrs Bruce Williams

JJ Abernathy

Alan Kent Ashman

Beverly Berry Brimley

Dr. Larry A. Cain

Michael Christensen

Mrs. Nancy L. Crowley

Mr. Brad Dallof

Dr. Steven B. Davis

Terry & Vicky Dickens

Mr..Charles Dillier

Rachel France

Mr. & Mrs. William D. Fullerton

Jordan & Jera Gunther

Debbie Hafen

Janice C. Heller

Ferron & Linda Holt

Tom and Meri Hull

Mrs. Lichelle Jones

William and Valerie Jueschke

Jeff and Mary Kunz

Mr. Robert A. Lame

Albert Mercier

Mr. Troy J. Newville

Brek Nielsen

Mrs. Susannah Nilsson

Mr. Kelly Parker

RaNita Parrish

Mr. Hans J. Paul

Mr. James A. Robertson

David Serles

Joel & Marilyn Skousen

Mrs. Elisa Snow

Barbara Jill Spencer

Shari Taylor

Wilburt G. Taylor

Lyla Joy Thomas

Ms. Ann Till

Dr. and Mrs. Mike Tremea

Scott & Joie Whittaker

Concert Etiquette

Please enjoy the concert and remember to:

  • Refrain from talking or whispering
  • Refrain from unwrapping candy during a performance
  • Silent cell phones, pagers and watch alarms
  • Flash photography is not permitted
  • Do not enter or exit while the orchestra is playing
  • Be in your seat before the concert begins

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Executive Director: Bonnie Reynolds

Music Director and Conductor: Lucas Darger, MA

Marketing Director: D. Scott Raine

Development Director: Peter Romney, MA

Social Media Manager: Joie Whittaker

Artistic Administration Assistant: Amy Gray, PhD

Librarian: Julia Monson

Volunteer Coordinator: Lacey Young

Players President: Sandy Gustaveson

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Board of Trustees

Board Chair

  • Alyce Stevens Gardner, MA


  • Jane K. Anderson


  • Joie Whittaker


  • BJ Cox, DDS
  • Leah Green
  • Joshua G. Savage, CPA
  • Rep. Travis Seegmiller, Sr., J.D.
  • Devin Snow, J.D.
  • Sara Stewart, MA
  • Tammy Tremea
  • Scott Whittaker

Honorary Trustees

  • JJ Abernathy, MBA
  • Gary Caldwell, MA
  • Norman Fawson, MD (Founder)

Advisory Board

  • Timothy Francis, DMA
  • Robert Schmidt
  • Glenn Webb, DMA