Taylor Swift Donates $50K To Seattle Symphony
December 3, 2015 at 12:37 PM (PT)
TAYLOR SWIFT has donated $50,000 to the SEATTLE SYMPHONY in support of the future of the orchestra’s musicians and two of its signature programs, LINK UP; SEATTLE SYMPHONY, which will reach over 12,000 third through fifth graders this year, and the musicians’ pension fund.
Inspired by listening to the orchestra’s 2014 recording of JOHN LUTHER ADAMS' "Become Ocean," SWIFT wrote to Music Director LUDOVIC MORLOT to express her appreciation to the musicians who recorded the music.
“I was thrilled to hear that TAYLOR was moved by 'Become Ocean,' like all of us at the SEATTLE SYMPHONY,” MORLOT said. “This is a powerful piece with a unique soundscape. We’re especially thankful that she wishes to support our musicians, and that she shares our belief that all people should be able to experience symphonic music.”
LINK UP: SEATTLE SYMPHONY is the organization’s signature education program, which will reach over 12,000 students this year. In this highly participatory program, students learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom using the LINK UP curriculum. In 2014, the initial year of the program, over 6,000 students participated, and last year, over 9,000 students took part.