Professor Jeffrey Milarsky with the Columbia University Orchestra. Photo by Alida Rose Delaney.
The Columbia University Orchestra has a transformative $ 1. receive
Gift of millions from an anonymous donor. The donor asks for the gift
used for the CUO to perform in Alice Tully Hall or another concert hall
every semester for a large concert presentation. This gift finances them
CUO in this regard for the next decade.
The donation will build on and enrich the concerts of the Columbia University Orchestra
Reputation as an ensemble with great ability and determination. Founded by
Composer Edward MacDowell in 1896, the CUO is the oldest continuously
operating university orchestra in the USA. This gift will be the
Cornerstone of an initiative to give Columbia students the opportunity to be in
the major concert halls in New York City.
The generosity of the donor will affect generations of students
Columbia College, Barnard College, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Earth and Environmental Engineering, General Studies, Fu Foundation of
Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of International and Public Affairs,
School of the Arts, School of Professional Studies und Teachers’ College.
It also becomes the enduring legacy of Edward MacDowell and what
he created many years ago. The opportunity opens new doors, new
Sounds and new experiences. Most importantly, it should be available for a lifetime
Experience and the gift of music.