An empty concert hall is almost spookily quiet.
Standing in the lobby of the new Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, a Salt Lake County-owned venue soon to open in Taylorsville, Jeff Gwilliam points out how still it is — a neat trick for a building placed next to Interstate 215 and a busy 5400 South, and below the approach for the South Valley Regional Airport.
“You can listen to the bass noise in here, then you can walk outside,” said Gwilliam, associate director for operations for the county’s arts & culture division. Outside the $45 million facility, the hum of traffic is unmistakable — but it fades out entirely when you step inside.
Starting with open houses on June 1, 3 and 5, audiences will get to escape the sound of traffic to hear and see performances — music, dance and more — from professional arts groups and community