Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Old hall, new name

The New York Philharmonic’s home in Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, named for the high-fidelity components mogul, will be renamed David Geffen Hall, as the popular-entertainment mogul – producer of recordings by The Eagles, Nirvana and Joni Mitchell and co-founder of the film-making firm DreamWorks – makes a gift of $100 million toward renovation of the hall, The New York Times’ Robin Pogrebin reports:

Renovation of the hall, whose acoustics have been faulted ever since it opened in 1962, is set to begin in 2019, at a cost currently projected at $500 million.