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Donor Profiles

We thank the following Legato Circle members who have allowed us to share their stories with you.

Harvey Cohen and Michael Tardif

Harvey Cohen and Michael Tardif

Harvey Cohen and Michael Tardif were so excited when Strathmore opened in February 2005 as the second home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. They were delighted to have "a great orchestra and world-class concert hall" so close to their home in Bethesda. Harvey and Michael quickly became BSO subscribers, and in 2010 they relocated right next to Strathmore. "Now we walk to concerts, and the music follows us home. We are very spoiled!"

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Hosea T. Chew

Hosea T. Chew

Over thirty years ago, Hosea Chew heard the BSO live for the first time when Leontyne Price sang "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess. "To this day, she is the only person who could sing it for me," he says. That evening launched his passion for the BSO's artistry and an enduring respect for the BSO's commitment to the community.

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Nicholas Klise

Nicholas Klise

“I am fortunate to be called an old man, and as such, I have many stories to tell. Each one will help explain, bit by bit, why the BSO has meant so much to me.”

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David Nickels and Gerri Hall

David Nickels and Gerri Hall

David Nickels and Gerri Hall met 30 years ago singing in the National Presbyterian Church choir.

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Paul E. Araujo

Paul E. Araujo

"Including the BSO in my estate plans gives me the pleasure of knowing that I have helped maintain the tradition of musical excellence, and it also allows me to thank my parents for passing the gift of musical appreciation on to me."

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Susan Waxter

Susan G. Waxter

"I have included the BSO in my estate plans to help perpetuate the joy of music that I have experienced over many years."

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Richard W. Ley

Richard W. Ley

"We must be sure that we are doing everything we can to engage the next generation of concert audiences through education to discover the joy of classical music."

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James and Lynne LaCalle

Dr. James and Lynne LaCalle

"We believe strongly that it's important to support the culture in our city for the next generation and beyond."

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Leonard and Gwynne Horwits

Leonard and Gwynne Horwits

"We are so fortunate to have the BSO here in Baltimore and are pleased to give our legacy support to help sustain the BSO for generations to come."

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Beth Horton

Beth Horton

"To help the BSO continue to delight, challenge and be part of the lives of future generations, I have included the BSO in my estate plans."

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Patrick M. Green

Patrick M. Green

"I decided to include the BSO in my estate plans because it is a world-class orchestra and I want others to enjoy this great music for many more decades — including the next 100 years!"

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Sergiu and Robinne Comissiona

BSO Receives $1 Million in Bequests from Loyal Friends

Over the past year, the BSO has learned of two generous unrestricted bequests totaling $1M from long-time, devoted friends of the Symphony.

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