Four turned out to be fab for the Utah Symphony on Friday.
In music director Thierry Fischer's fourth appearance of the season, the orchestra turned in lively performances of Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" and Carl Nielsen's lesser-known, but no less engaging, Symphony No. 2, "The Four Temperaments." An announcement at the concert's midpoint added another number to the equation: $5 million, a gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation that will kick off a $20 million fundraising campaign. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera board chairwoman Pat Richards made the announcement, which earned Eccles Foundation representatives a standing ovation from the near-sellout crowd in Abravanel Hall and from the musicians onstage.