Santo Domingo, RD.- Died this Thursday, Margarita Copello widow Rodríguez, promoter of symphonic music in the Dominican Republic and president of the National Symphony Orchestra Foundation, the institution reported.

“With deep regret, we announce the death of our beloved Mrs. Margarita Copello de Rodríguez, honorary president and soul of the Sinfonía Foundation, who left into the arms of the Lord this morning, Thursday, July 22, 2021,” it was posted on Instagram.

“The lady of music”, as she is called, was “the greatest lover” of the arts. “She dedicated her life to the dissemination, appreciation, and development of Dominican talent, especially the National Symphony Orchestra.”

Her extraordinary passion and hard altruistic work, add the foundation in its statement, are an example for all “and will continue to inspire us to continue her legacy.”

Her family, musicians, artists, collaborators of the foundation, and the public “will always remember her as an exceptional woman, wise, enthusiastic, visionary and devoted to her cause”, it is highlighted.

He excited his wife Margarita to act as President of the foundation and she worked with total dedication until 2019 when she was named Honorary President

With the support of an active Board of Directors, the Ministry of Culture, and the financial support of companies, embassies, and institutions of the country, Sinfonía manages to establish a tradition of classical concerts of a very high level with soloists, conductors, and artists of international fame, among the Of particular note, are the biennial Santo Domingo Music Festival, the Winners’ Galas of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Paloma O´Shea International Piano Competition of Santander.

In addition to her work in Sinfonía, Doña Margarita participated as a member and advisor of the following group of important cultural and community organizations: Banco de la Mujer, Banco Condal, Banco de Santander, Volunteering of the National Children’s Council. Advisor to the Fundación Amigos del Teatro Nacional, Fundación Sur Futuro and Member of the National Council of Culture representing private cultural foundations.

She received multiple awards for her cultural work.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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