The Princeton Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey has received a $1.75 million grant from the Edward T. Cone Foundation to endow the orchestra’s music director and concertmaster positions. Rossen Milanov becomes the inaugural Edward T. Cone Music Director, and violinist Basia Danilow now holds the George W. Pitcher Concertmaster Chair. Both positions are named in perpetuity, in recognition of the $1.75 million grant and previous gifts to the PSO’s endowment from the foundation. Edward T. Cone was a composer and pianist who was a professor of music at Princeton University. The Edward T. Cone Foundation was founded in 1992 and has continued following Mr. Cone’s death in 2004. George W. Pitcher, Cone’s life partner, was a professor of philosophy at Princeton University who served as a trustee of the Edward T. Cone Foundation from 1992 until his death in January 2018.
Posted February 5, 2019