Friday, January 18, 2008

Symphony receives $500,000 gift

The Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Richmond Symphony Foundation in support of the orchestra's mainstage Masterworks Series in honor of the late Edmund A. Rennolds Jr.

Rennolds, who died in 2006, was a founder of the orchestra and longtime member of the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Foundation boards. Performances of the Verdi Requiem on March 14, 15 and 17 will be staged in his memory.

The Cabells established their foundation in 1957 to support arts and culture, historic preservation and higher education in the Richmond area and elsewhere in Virginia.