“An anonymous gift of $2 million will allow the Colorado Symphony to pay its musicians and staff well into 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic puts a damper on live performances,” writes Nate Lynn in Friday’s (1/29) KUSA-TV (Denver, CO). “The donation, received in late December, will cover employees’ salaries and healthcare benefits through June, according to a post on the symphony’s Facebook page.… ‘We’re incredibly grateful to this anonymous donor for this very generous gift,’ said Jerome H. Kern, CEO, and chair of the board of trustees…. Publicity and community relations manager Nick Dobreff [wrote] on the orchestra’s website [that] CSA hopes that it will have the resources to pay musicians and staff until outdoor concerts can begin again in the summer and vaccination efforts allow for indoor concerts’ resumption. ‘As the orchestra embarks on what will be another year of challenges, we remain determined to fulfill our mission of bringing live symphonic music to patrons across the state and preserving this art form for generations to come,’ Dobreff wrote.”