John Williams donates a small fortune to the LA Philmain
The composer and conductor John Williams and his wife, Samantha, have made ‘a significant pledge’ to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Campaign, the orchestra has announced.
It won’t say how much, but significant would not be less than six figures in a campaign that is chasing $500 million.
The gift, says the LA Phil, ‘provides for the naming of the John and Samantha Williams Creative Chair, which endows the position currently held by John Adams.’
The composer said: ‘Support of the orchestra presents us all with an opportunity to strengthen and maintain the cultural life that is indispensable to our community.’