Quantcast

GEFFEN'S GIFT IS HUGE HAUL FOR HALL

David Geffen with Jed Bernstein (President) and Katherine G. Farley (Chairwoman) of Lincoln Center.

David Geffen is gifting Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center--home of the New York Philharmonic–-with a $100 million donation, the New York Times reports.

The gift will completely fund the renovation of the 1962 building, with a state-of-the-art acoustical overhaul. The venue will be renamed David Geffen Hall this September to coincide with the start of the Philharmonic’s 2015-2016 season.

Geffen's extraordinary contribution will be paid out over eight years, with renovations beginning in 2019.

“I’m a kid from Brooklyn—it’s a big deal,” he said. “I watched them build this building.”

SUPERSTAR DREAMS?
Ain't too proud to beg. (1/27a)
BLITZ LIST
Burrowing into trending industry topics (1/27a)
RIHANNA, GAGA LEAD OSCAR SONG NOMS
David Byrne and Diane Warren have noms as well. (1/24a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS
BIEBER CATALOG
Merck's a belieber. (1/25a)
HITS' BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: ALL THE SQUARES GO HOME
Sisters doin' it for themselves (1/28a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)