In Saturday’s (11/13) Washington Post, Anne Midgette reports, “The National Symphony Orchestra has just announced the receipt of a two-year, $550,000 gift earmarked for the areas of education and outreach. Irene Pollin, a psychotherapist, philanthropist, and long-standing board member of the NSO, will support the orchestra’s Community Education programs, which send the orchestra and its members to various schools and youth centers throughout the region. … The money, to be paid out over two years, will support programs like the orchestra’s appearances at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, where the NSO will perform at 2 pm today. Other performances this season will include appearances at the Ellington School, THEARC, and various in-school ensembles around the Washington region. Education and outreach are becoming an increasingly vital part of the work of orchestras around the country.”

Posted November 15, 2010