Pacific Symphony has received a $2-million gift from a longtime board member and his wife, the group announced in a release Wednesday.
The donation from James Emmi, a member of the symphony's board of directors for 23 years, and his wife Catherine, a leader in the support groups Symphony League and Symphony 100, will support orchestral operations and endowment.
"Pacific Symphony is honored to receive this gift and admires James and Catherine Emmi for their philanthropy and commitment to symphonic music and the performing arts," symphony President John Forstye said in a statement. "Pacific Symphony is a young orchestra, and it must build its endowment to ensure its ability to serve the next generation of music lovers. Jim and Catherine are visionary in that they fully understand the importance of music and its impact on our community."