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Connecticut Orchestra Receives Financial Windfall

New Haven Symphony's Holiday Season Just Got a Bit Merrier

William Boughton, soon to celebrate his 15th anniversary as Artistic Director of the New Haven Symphony, has reason to smile as a member of a prominent Connecticut family bequeathed $20 million to charitable and cultural organizations in New Haven.  Forty percent of the distribution each year is earmarked for the orchestra. Read CT Family Bequests $20M to New Haven Charities (hartfordbusiness.com)

Opera Group Helps Blind Musicians Into the Limelight

Tenor Andrea Bocelli has shown a blind musician can make it in the music world, but he is the exception rather than the rule.  Gomer is determined to change that. Gomer is not a "who," but a "what."  Gomer is a "new opera project with blind musicians as the stars of the show." Read Opera Group Helps Blind Musicians Into the Limelight (rt.com/news)

Gifts for Everyone on Your List...and Some You Wish Weren't

It's a difficult time of year as we look to give gifts to friends and family.  Most of us know people with such varied backgrounds and interests, that it can be a mind-numbing experience.  Then there are those people for whom you feel compelled (or coerced) to buy.  This list addresses everyone from the "hipster fashionista" to the chronically disorganized.  Happy shopping! Read The "Other" Classical Christmas Gift Guide (Limelight.com)