NEW YORK (AP) — Deborah Borda will retire as president and CEO of the New York Philharmonic at the end of the 2022-23 season and will be succeeded by Gary Ginstling, head of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra since 2017.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic's remodeled David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center will reopen in October following a fully-funded $550 million renovation.
The Philharmonic announced in April 2021 that it had accelerated the construction timetable because of the coronavirus pandemic and had the intent to reopen some time this fall, about 1 1/2 years ahead of the original schedule.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has announced it is eliminating tuition for its drama students thanks to a $150 million gift from entertainment magnate David Geffen.
The gift to what is being renamed the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University is believed to be the “largest on record in the history of the American theater,” the school said in a news release Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 21-27
Feb. 21: Actor Gary Lockwood (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) is 84...