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Cleveland Orchestra Receives Generous Bequest


The Cleveland Orchestra has received $9.3 million from the estate of local philanthropist Dr. Jean Hower Taber, great-granddaughter of the founder of the Quaker Oats Company. The gift, announced by the orchestra in early August, was outlined in her will and came as an unexpected surprise. Taber, who regularly contributed to the orchestra’s annual fund as a member of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Heritage Society, died in July 2017, at age 94.

An August performance at Blossom Music Center was dedicated to Taber. The Cleveland Orchestra musicians, members of Local 4 (Cleveland, OH)—along with the entire organization—are grateful for the generous gift.

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