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June 2023 Donor Spotlight - Martha and Ed Dennis

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

There are many components to the art of a symphony. From the craftsmanship of each instrument and the mastery of the musician holding it, to the vision of the composer, and the skillful timing of the conductor. One crucial element that cannot be overlooked, which serves to bring all the other pieces together, is the venue. It is the venue which most excites Ed and Martha Dennis, generous supporters of the San Diego Symphony and, for Martha, lifelong fan of classical music. In her words, “having a world-class acoustical hall is a wonderful opportunity for San Diego and we feel that it will be another significant star attraction in our San Diego landscape.”

May 2023 Donor Spotlight - Philip and Gayle Tauber

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Artists, entrepreneurs, and lovers of music have been supporters of the San Diego Symphony since 1982. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gayle and Phil grew up together and began dating in high school. Fifty-seven years later, they live in San Diego and collaborate on their shared passion for art, business, and supporting their community. Together, they have built several successful brands and businesses, most recognizably perhaps being Kashi Company, cereal, and grain-based products.

April 2023 Donor Spotlight - Greg and Rosanne Berton

Thursday, April 20, 2023

            Long time patrons of the San Diego Symphony will remember The Berton Family Young People’s Concerts, which gave the gift of music to thousands of San Diego city school students over the years. These concerts were named after Greg and Rosanne Berton in appreciation for their years of involvement, dedication, and generosity toward the symphony. Greg played bass in the San Diego Symphony Orchestra for 33 years, served as Chairman of the Orchestra Committee, and sat on the board of directors. Rosanne enjoyed a 25-year administrative career in education and medicine at UCSD.

Picnic at the Park 2023

Saturday, March 4, 2023

February 2023 Donor Spotlight - Anthony Boganey

Thursday, February 9, 2023

“If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.”-Yo Yo Ma

January 2023 Donor Spotlight - Lori Moore

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

To leave a legacy is to provide something for the future that will be valued and treasured by others. That is how Lori Moore sees the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. “I sit at this venue and feel gratitude for living here in San Diego,” says Lori. “This venue is a beautiful space where all can come together and enjoy the magic of family and friendships.” Speaking of legacies, Lori is a 5th generation San Diegan whose family created The Cushman Foundation, a charitable organization that supports various arts, cultural, and human services programs throughout the community. Their home page states, “The Foundation is giving back to the city that has supported their family for generations.”

October 2022 Donor Spotlight - Arlene Inch

Thursday, October 20, 2022

For many of us, music has shaped our lives and served as a source of joy and inspiration. This is certainly true for Arlene Inch. Great grandniece of the Austrian composer, Hugo Wolf, Arlene comes from a long line of musicians. “It’s in the genes,” she says. A native of San Diego, Arlene attended Coronado High School, graduated from SDSU, and went on to become Board Chair of TransPak, a shipping company headquartered in San Jose, C.A. After returning to San Diego in 2020, she joined the Board of Directors for The San Diego Symphony and became a member of The Beethoven Society. “I love getting involved, and I love the Symphony – It’s like coming home.”

My Playlist #181

Tuesday, September 6, 2022


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The San Diego Symphony’s THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign is a $125 million capital campaign supporting The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park™, improvements to Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center and the San Diego Symphony’s artistic initiatives that enhance the quality and excellence of the orchestra. We are proud to announce that we have achieved 99% of our campaign goal and hope to count you among our community supporters. The ongoing success of the campaign is thrilling to all of us at the Symphony and we are truly grateful for the generosity of all who have given at every level. It is a joy to hear from our donors why they choose to support this important initiative including Cole and Judy Willoughby who selected a bench in recognition of their gift, symbolizing the Symphony’s commitment to community outreach. “Over the years we have watched the San Diego Symphony grow in quality of music, size, and service to the community. When we saw the scope and potential impact of The Rady Shell, we decided to become part of it through financial support. The Shell is destined to become one of the jewels of the San Diego bayfront.” Illuminated benches line the bay and walkway leading to the entrance of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. They provide a place of relaxation for the community to enjoy the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and musical guest artists along San Diego’s waterfront. With a gift of $100,000 that may be paid over one to five years, you can become a part of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, memorialized as one of the supporters who recognize the importance of music and community coming together. Your support will enable us to further enhance these facilities and programming for the enjoyment and benefit of all. Click here to learn more about THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign and the benefits that come with contributing. To make a gift at this impactful level, email Jen Nicolai, Director of Advancement, Campaign and Major Gifts at or call (619) 237-1969.