In a gift that leaves every small hall in the world with its tongue hanging out, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is cashing a check for $4 million left by a lady who used to attend its concerts.
She was Jane Kitselman, a passionate cellist. She died in March, aged 87.
Born Jane White in Muncie, Jane graduated Indiana University in music and art history, and set off to study cello in Salzburg and Vienna. Befriended by the Budapest String Quartet, she played at the Prades Festival that Pau Casals founded in France. She married Richard Kitselman, was widowed in her early thirties, and is survived by her companion Anne Dunn Moynihan.