LA Opera orchestra picks up a $5 million gift

LA Opera orchestra picks up a $5 million gift


norman lebrecht

April 08, 2021

A Pasadena couple, Terri and Jerry Kohl, have just given $5 million to the LA Opera Orchestra. Just like that.

The Kphls own a chain of 180 Brighton Collectibles stores.

‘Their gift will assist the 62 core members and additional players of the orchestra who have been sidelined due to COVD-19 closures,’ said a grateful LA Opera.


    • Rogerio says:

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      You gotta love the rich.

      Actually you have little choice if you are an American.
      The Country is kind of built around them.
      Everyone else is there to make them richer and to thank them for it.

      • henry williams says:

        you need health not wealth
        the racing driver michael schumacher is worth 600. million pounds. but after his accident he is finished. we do
        not even see a photo of him
        very sad situation

  • Westfan says:

    As my father always used to say, “rich or poor, it’s nice to have money!” And especially if you donate it to deserving organizations. What a generous gift!

  • Mick the Knife says:

    Thank you, to this wonderfully generous couple!

  • Karlo says:

    Also owns the Milstein Stradivari.

  • fflambeau says:

    Before we pat them on the back remember that all of them, including their children, are pulling in salaries as “officers” of their foundation. One son is a VP; a daughter is the treasurer.
    Plus, all are taking big tax breaks from this. It is not exactly disinterested giving.