At the end of the evening, after all the prizes for best costumes were delivered, the Symphony got yet another standing ovation from the audience. This is standard Utah operating style so no big surprise. People either want to stand up after sitting so long or they are amazed every time, or both, depending. The best and most sincere standing ovation I ever heard at Abravanel Hall was a couple years ago when they played Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Not only standing but cheering, thunderously loud clapping, and whistles that went on forever. It was a few days before my birthday, so I accepted their breathtaking performance that evening as a gift. And yes, their performances are always excellent, so the Haunted Symphony was no exception.
Disclosure: Ticket price for this event was $18. I received NO compensation for this review.