ProMusica Chamber Orchestra receives $1 million donation

By Peter Tonguette  / For The Columbus Dispatch

“In the arts world, the only thing more surprising than a gift of $1 million may be a gift of $1 million with some of that money earmarked for the purchase of a violin.

The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra recently received a donation of $1 million, which CEO Janet Chen describes as the largest one-time gift in the organization’s 44-year history.

“This came as a total shock and surprise,” Chen said.

The donor, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was spurred to give the money after hearing of a very particular need within the orchestra: Concertmaster Katherine McLin will soon be without her longtime rare violin.”

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