University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music receives $200K

Posted on: November 25, 2015

“Two gifts of $100,000 each have been donated to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in support of its programs,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Sunday’s (11/22) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio) “At a concert by the Ariel String Quartet in Corbett Auditorium last week, dean Peter Landgren announced an anonymous gift in support of the quartet’s residency. That donation is designated to a fund intended to support the Ariel Quartet and to continue to endow a string quartet-in-residence at CCM in perpetuity. It offers a boost to the school’s efforts to raise a $5 million permanent endowment for the residency. And this week, the dean has announced that UC graduate Genevieve H. Smith has made a second gift of $100,000 to CCM, designated to benefit the Opera Department…. Smith [is] a 1943 graduate of UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business…. The Ariel Quartet, which draws large crowds to its concerts, has revived a tradition begun by the legendary LaSalle Quartet. The LaSalle, string quartet-in-residence from 1953-1988, was world renowned. The Opera Department, chaired by Robin Guarino, is one of the most comprehensive training programs for opera singers, coaches, and directors in the United States.”

Posted November 25, 2015