Park City Institute

Park City Institute

The Park City Institute, like many other non-profits in recent months, had to deal with cancelled events and hard choices.    But  they had some good news on another front.

The new Institute Director, Ari Ioannides, officially took over his position on March 1st—pretty bad timing, he admitted, on the verge of the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdowns.

Since then, he’s had to cancel their summer series, and events such as Saints and Sinners.   But on the bright side, he was able to get the Institute’s financial house in order during the early months of the year.    

Today on the Local News Hour:

( 00:05) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report.

(06:54 ) DACA Recipient Enrique Sanchez and Bright Futures Director Rebecca Gonzales react to the news this week that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that DACA recipients can continue to stay in the U.S.

( 21:17) Park City Council member Tim Henney has a recap of last night's meeting.

Park City performing Arts Institute

The Park City Performing Arts Institute announced the cancellation of the summer concert series. They’ve been working on the line up since January and will offer some other opportunities for the public to enjoy unique performances through other venues.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher gives an update on the COVID-19 stabilization business openings throughout the county. He also has a preview of the County council agenda for Wednesday.

Park City Institute Executive Director Ari Ionnides talks with Carolyn about the decision to cancel the summer concert series but gives a preview of some virtual activities supporting performing arts through this COVID-19 social gathering limitations.

The state of Utah has restricted public gatherings to 100 attendees or less starting Monday, but many other organizations are already sending out cancellation and rescheduling notices for performances this week.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and the new Executive Director of Park City Institute Ari Ioannides is joined by the Institute's Director Emeritus Teri Orr, who have details about the transition, the rest of the season and the annual fundraiser, Saints and Sinners.

Utah Sen. Allen Christensen talks about his 15 year part-time career at the Utah Legislature and some of the bills he’s running this year.Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post Journalist Eli Saslow talks about some of the topics he’ll be presenting as he takes the Eccles Center stage on Saturday and Lara Carlton has this week’s U.S. Ski and Snowboard Report.

Park City Institute

The National Geographic Nature Roars Back event will be at the Park City Eccles Center this weekend.

Park City Board of Education Member Erin Grady and Superintendent Jill Gildea recap some of the issues discussed at yesterday’s school board meeting. Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda forThursday's city council meeting and Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer Bob Poole talks about his Nat Geo Live presentation this Saturday at the Park City Eccles Center. 

Boot Up

Local performing arts nonprofit Park City Institute announced changes to leadership in the organization.

Park City Institute

With the new year comes new faces for the Park City Institute.

Park City Institute

The first show of the new year at the  Park City Eccles Center has been canceled – but organizers hope to reschedule. 

According to an announcement from the Park City Institute, Stephanie Land, the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and A Mother’s Will to Survive, needed to back out of her commitment due to health issues. In a prepared statement, Institute  Executive Director Teri Orr said they expect to reschedule her performance later in the season.,

Park City Institute

An actual magic dragon will be performing in Park City this Sunday.

After over 20 years Park City Institute Director Terri Orr announced that she will be stepping down from her role with the institute.

Orr made the announcement to donors on Wednesday evening. She says she’ll step away from her role as institute director in the spring of this year to give the board a runway to find a replacement.

Park City Institute has announced their 10-show lineup for the seasons Main Stage performances.

The 2019-2020 Main Stage Season begins on Saturday December 14th with National Geographic Live! Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice. Institute Director Teri Orr says the show is one of three from National Geographic Live, a popular program the Institute added last year.