Business Briefs

Business brief 2.5.16

The DIAMOND FOUNDATION has committed to endow the TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with $1 million to create the Joan B. Diamond Concertmaster chair. Diamond is a lifelong music lover who studied piano and voice at the University of Arizona. She introduced classical music to her children by buying season tickets to the TSO beginning in 1966, according to her daughter, Helaine Diamond Levy, executive director of Diamond Family Philanthropies and director of community relations for Diamond Ventures, Inc. This is the second endowed chair in the orchestra’s 87-year history.