Prestigious CMS Two Residency to be Renamed The Bowers Program
CMS receives largest individual gift in its history from Ann S. Bowers
Gift recognizes organization's commitment to future generations of outstanding musicians
CMS has received the largest individual gift in its 48-year history from Ann S. Bowers of Palo Alto, California. Given specifically to secure the future of the vibrant CMS Two residency program which is dedicated to developing the next generation of outstanding young musicians, the five-million dollar gift enables broader and deeper experiences for every artist in the program. In recognition of her gift, CMS Two will be renamed The Bowers Program, beginning with the 2018-2019 season, which opens October 16.
Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel commented: “We have always considered young artists to be the life blood of CMS and the embodiment of its vibrant future. This magnificent gesture of support for the program not only strengthens its capacity, reach and impact, it enables CMS to explore ideas and opportunities for our young artists never possible before.”