Jane H. Kesson was an annual subscriber and regular attender at Philadelphia Orchestra concerts.
She taught junior high school, lived with her parents and never married. Ms Kesson died last year.
Today, the Philadelphia Orchestra came into $4.7 million from her will.
Read Peter Dobrin’s excellent report here.
The worrying thing is that $4.5 million of her money is being spent on paying off the deficit of the last two years.
Surely they could do better than that? There must be a worthier way of commemorating this generous lady than just paying off past mistakes and old debts. It doesn’t ring right.