Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to Seattle Symphony

SEATTLE -- Pop star Taylor Swift is apparently a big fan of the Seattle Symphony. She donated $50,000!

With the donation she sent a letter praising the Grammy Award winning Piece "Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams.

"I was thrilled to hear that Taylor was moved by Become Ocean, like all of us at the Seattle Symphony," symphony music director Ludovic Morlot said. "This is a powerful piece with a unique soundscape. We're especially thankful that she wishes to support our musicians, and that she shares our belief that all people should be able to experience symphonic music." 

In her letter to Morlot, Swift praised the beauty of the composition, the musicianship of the orchestra and reminisced about going to hear her local symphony with her grandmother and how important the experience was to her.
   
The symphony says the donation will be used to support its program Link Up to work with about 12,000 elementary school students, as well as to bolster the musicians' pension fund.


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