"I love beautiful places and beautiful music," says von Kaschnitz. "The International House is a gorgeous landmark and a unique global meeting place. I wanted our gift to contribute to keep the building viable for future generations, and to enrich its vibrant cultural programs."
"We're thrilled and delighted to receive this gift," says I-House Executive Director Joe Lurie. "It's a major contribution to the I-House's quality of life. The designation in memory of Arthur Strock is particularly touching, and I'm honored Egon and Joan have entrusted me to designate this to where Arthur would have wished". (See article about Arthur Strock on page 4). "Arthur was a fine architect and a warm and generous person," says von Kaschnitz, "and I am happy to honor his memory with this gift. It's fitting that Joe has chosen to designate it to preserve this building that Arthur so loved."
The January concert that effectively debuted the von Kashnitz Musical program, featured cellist Adalbert Skocic, mezzo soprano Gabriele Sima, and pianist Miles Graber. Regarding the evening, von Kaschnitz says, "It was a glorious night. Their performance was exquisite, with works ranging from Beethoven to Mahler, and it raised over $1,500 for the Architectural Heritage Fund. My hope for the von Kashnitz Classical Music Fund is to found a series of annual concerts that will also raise money for I-House."
"Classical music is one of my great loves," he adds. "It is dynamic and uplifting, and inspires the human soul." I-House is equally inspired by the von Kaschnitz family's generous contribution, and will benefit from their legacy for many years to come.
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