Pacific Symphony Receives $5 Million Gift

Classic Arts News   Pacific Symphony Receives $5 Million Gift
Southern California's Pacific Symphony has received a gift of $5 million, the largest donation ever made to the orchestra.

The donation was made through the Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation by Sandy and John Daniels, Susie and Steve Perry, Sally Segerstrom, and Rae and Ted Segerstrom. The Segerstroms are cousins of Henry and Ren_e Segerstrom, who helped build the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where the Pacific Symphony performs.

"These commitments are historic and transforming to our organization," music director Carl St. Clair said in announcing the gift last month. "We are so proud to have earned the Segerstrom family's respect. On behalf of the Pacific Symphony musicians and staff, thank you for your vision, your support, and your trust in us as artists."

The donation will be used to endow a principal pops conductor chair and to fund the main classical series.

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