New Jersey Symphony patron carries on late husband’s passion for music

Posted on: March 7, 2013

Thursday (3/7) in the Wall Street Journal’s Donor of the Day column, Melanie Grayce West writes, “Marjory S. Walters knows a good thing when she hears it. At least when it comes to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Walters, 88 years old, has been a fan of the orchestra for decades, practically since the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra formed more than 50 years ago. She is among the orchestra’s most significant benefactors, recently completing a $1 million pledge. She endowed the symphony’s chair for oboe in memory of her husband, Arthur, who died in 1999. ‘We had both loved the symphony so much and my association with him and the symphony has meant so much to me,’ she says, adding that her late husband was the driving force behind her love of music. Because of that, every donation she gives is made in his memory. … The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has become a kind of home. She attends rehearsals for fun and has traveled to Europe with other patrons of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Her tickets are in the first balcony so she can look down and see the whole orchestra.”

Posted March 7, 2013