In June, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was gifted $32 million in one day.
Yesterday, the Seattle Symphony was handed a pay-in slip of $10 million.
Before the day was out, a former chair of Buffalo Philharmonic chipped in with a donation that music director Jo-Ann Falletta called ‘transformative’.
We don’t yet know how much, but it’s several million dollars, swelling the orch’s endowment to a comfortable $32m.
Full story here from our pal on the spot, Mary Kunz Goldman.
UPDATE: Detroit Symphony has pocketed a $3.75 million gift for its neighborhood concerts.