Barrie Austin, president of the American Sinfonietta, presented the check at the Bellingham Festival of Music annual meeting at Lairmont Manor. “A core mission of The American Sinfonietta has always been to promote appreciation of music through education. The Bellingham Festival of Music through its master classes and Beethoven in the Schools have provided excellent examples.”
The Sinfonietta contribution will set up a permanent endowment administered by the Whatcom Community Foundation — to which others are encouraged to contribute — to be used for the educational outreach program of the Festival.
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