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July 06, 2016
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‘You Never Get Anything Completely Right the First Time’

Nan Melville

PERFECT PITCH: Bruce and Suzie Kovner (center) gave the Julliard School $60 million in 2013 to help music students like cellist Daniel Hass cover their expenses at the prestigious conservatory. Mr. Kovner says music is a "powerful source of spiritual connection."

Bruce and Suzie Kovner say it wasn’t exactly a date, but it was one of the first times they met: drinks an hour before the 2004 Broadway opening of Michael Frayn’s play Democracy. At the time, Ms. Kovner was development director at the American...

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