The Pasadena Symphony Association is pleased to announce a $500,000 matching gift from the Women’s Committee, a combination of a $400,000 gift given to them by the late Beebe Oliver Nuetzman and the $100,000 proceeds of the 2010 Holiday Look In Home Tour.  A tireless volunteer and educator, Beebe continues to demonstrate her passion for the Pasadena Symphony Association’s musical endeavors and education programs by way of this generous gift. All new and increased gifts and pledges raised by the end of the Association’s fiscal year, September 30, 2011 will be matched one to one with this generous gift.  “This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us,” states Paul Jan Zdunek, Chief Executive Officer. “This gift has already begun to inspire new and increased donations from individuals, corporations and foundations including Wells Fargo

Beebe Oliver Nuetzman will be honored in all Symphony Classics concert programs over the next five seasons as a sponsor of all instrumental and vocal soloists.  The 2011-12 Pasadena Symphony Season features Grammy-Award winning violinist James Ehnes, Pasadena Symphony’s own Principal Cellist Andrew Shulman, the Colburn School’s piano virtuoso Esther Keel, prize winning pianist Nareh Arghamanyan and Grammy-Award winning American soprano, Christine Brewer.

“The Women’s Committee was lucky to have as passionate a volunteer as Beebe Nuetzman.  Her dedication was exemplified by the countless hours put into fundraising for the Pasadena Symphony, their musicians and the Association’s pursuit of musical education.”  Sue Shieff, President, Women’s Committee.


A $500,000 ceremonial check was presented to the Pasadena Symphony Association at its Symphony Classics concerts on February 19th at Ambassador Auditorium by members of the Women’s Committee.  Matching gifts and pledges to the Pasadena Symphony Association can be sent directly to the Association’s address:

Pasadena Symphony Association

117 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 200

Pasadena, CA 91105

Pledges can also be made online.

“The flywheel is turning! The guidance of our Artistic Advisor James DePreist, the fresh energy of our Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch, the excitement over the Association’s two internationally recognized venues – the Lawn adjacent the Rose Bowl and the incomparable Ambassador Auditorium – as well as our own world-class orchestra’s critically acclaimed concerts, have not only elevated consumer confidence, but have collectively created a brand new fervor that is palpable,” remarks President of the Board, Melinda Shea.