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The Santa Monica Symphony'sJordan Kaplan and Shoba Srinivasan were violinists in the Santa Monica Symphony who lost their lives in a plane crash in March 1997. The Symphony established a memorial fund in their names. Family and friends made donations to the fund to honor their memories and to benefit the musical organization that Jordan and Shoba loved so much.
Jordan Kaplan & Shoba Srinivasan Memorial Fund
The Board of Directors has designated the memorial fund to be used as the "Conductor's Discretionary Fund," for special concert events. As music director, Allen Gross may utilize these discretionary funds to enhance the programming capabilities of the Symphony.
The symphony operates on a tight budget, with little discretionary resources. Expenses for the four concerts each season (including fees for soloists, professional musicians, rental of the hall and other equipment) consume most of the orchestra's financial resources. Budgetary constraints have a significant impact on the choice of repertoire, soloists and concert schedules.
The Memorial Fund will allow Maestro Gross to program works which the orchestra would otherwise be financially unable to produce. The first such work planned was Mahler's "Das Lied Von de Erde" in the 1999-2000 concert season. The memorial fund will be acknowledged in the program whenever it is used to support a concert.
The symphony is planning a number of fund raising activities to enable the Memorial Fund to be used in a self-sustaining manner. If you are interested in helping to raise donations for the fund contact ( email@example.com ), or phone the Symphony Association at 310-996-3260. Donations to the fund should be payable to the "Santa Monica Symphony Association," and marked "For the Jordan Kaplan & Shoba Srinivasan Memorial Fund."
Jordan's mother is a concert Soprano who has performed with several noted orchestras, including the Boston Symphony. She has just completed the digital remastering of several tapes of her performances, and has released them as a 2-CD Set. The set includes 39 selections - a lovely mix of opera, oratorio and art songs, and makes great listening for serious and casual music lovers alike.
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Phyllis Kaplan CD's for Sale
Mrs. Kaplan is generously allowing the Symphony to sell these CDs to benefit the Memorial Fund. The price for the 2-CD Set is $20. Please send email to this site's webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for information on how to order.
GIFTS IN MEMORIUM
Mary Elizabeth Booth
Mathew Lackowski &
Eve P. Fielder
Bernard & Clementina Fleshler*
Allen & Karen Gross*
*Indicates Orchestra Member