The Peabody Post

Death of Leith Symington Griswold

Leith GriswoldLeith Symington Griswold died of heart failure on October 29 at the age of 97.  “All of us at Peabody were saddened to learn of the death of Leith Symington Griswold. Mrs. Griswold studied piano at the Peabody Preparatory in the ’20s and ’30s and received a bachelor’s degree from the Conservatory in 1956,” said Jeffrey Sharkey, director of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. “She and her family remained lifelong friends and supporters of the Peabody Institute. Her commitment continued when she endowed the Arabella Leith Symington Griswold Endowed Scholarship in Piano. … The Griswold Hall features a beautiful Holtkamp organ and is one of the finest halls for solo and small ensemble performances in the Baltimore region. This beautiful concert venue would not have been possible but for the steadfast support of Mrs. Griswold and her family. The Peabody Institute will be forever grateful.”  The full obituary can be viewed in the Baltimore Sun.

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