The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director considered her family's likes and recent life changes when she set out to make purchases. "My son Auden's passions are climbing and reading, so I'll be buying him a membership to Earth Treks climbing gym and also lots of books," she said. For her partner, Kristin Jurkscheit, "She's in the Executive MBA program at Hopkins, so I'll probably get her something that will help her with her work -- maybe something computer-related or a business-book-related -- and take her on a shopping spree, if she ever has time!"
Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo
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