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.”