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September 06, 2007

This Holiday Season, Give a Piece of Musical History: Name a Seat in Lincoln Center's Fabled Alice Tully Hall

Transforming Lincoln Center

September 6, 2007

Press Contact:

Katharina Plumb

(212) 875-5999

[email protected]


After nearly 50 years, Lincoln Center is undergoing a transformation that will modernize and revitalize its entire campus. To mark the occasion and help support its current revitalization, the world’s leading performing arts center has launched a seat-naming campaign for one of its legendary performance venues, Alice Tully Hall. A seat in Alice Tully Hall is a truly unique holiday gift. It’s also a rare opportunity to pay lasting tribute to a family member or to honor a cherished friend or colleague who loves the performing arts by giving them a piece of history. Fully tax deductible, all seats are named in perpetuity. The seats are priced at $5,000 and $10,000 (based on location) with special pricing available for the purchase of two or more adjoining seats. For more information, contact 212/875-5094 or [email protected]

Although it is hard to choose a favorite among the truly spectacular concert halls that make up Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall is sure to be a crown jewel of Lincoln Center when it reopens in early 2009 following an inspired renovation at the hands of the acclaimed architectural firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R).

Since opening in the fall of 1969, Alice Tully Hall has welcomed thousands of world-class artists, including such legends as Leonard Bernstein, Beverly Sills, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Igor Stravinsky, Phillip Glass, Diana Krall, Maureen McGovern, Meredith Monk, Wynton Marsalis, and Yo Yo Ma, to name just a few. Celebrated as the first major concert hall in the nation built for chamber music, today Alice Tully Hall is associated with a wide-range of art forms, including film. The famous hall is home to the internationally acclaimed New York Film Festival and has played host to such luminaries as Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, and Francis Ford Coppola.

DS+R, the creative team behind Boston’s new Institute of Contemporary Art, is introducing a number of distinctive features into the new hall. Among them is a spectacular multi-level, glass-enclosed lobby that will draw visitors to the new main entrance at the corner of West 65th Street and Broadway. The soaring, light-filled lobby will house many new public amenities, including a café and bar. Inside the auditorium, new lighting, sound, and stage technologies will enhance concerts, film screenings, and dance performances. The refurbished walls of the theater will be covered with a thin veneer of richly hued wood. Backed by a resin frame, sections of the walls will be illuminated from behind, creating a surface light that can be adjusted to suit the mood of any event.

And no description would be complete without mention of the exceptionally comfortable seats—one of the hallmarks of the original Alice Tully Hall that will endure.

Alice Tully Hall will reopen in early 2009 with all of the fanfare and artistic flourish befitting such a celebrated venue. Touching every significant performing arts medium, the new Alice Tully Hall will continue to embrace the very best of world music, dance, film, and drama and maintain the tradition of excellence for which it is so widely known and so highly regarded.



  • $5,000 and $10,000 (based on location)
  • Special pricing available for the purchase of two or more adjoining seats

  • Highlights:

  • All seats are named in perpetuity
  • A totally unique gift opportunity for friends and family
  • Fully tax-deductible gift

  • Related Benefits:

  • Invitations to special events during the opening season
  • Donor recognition in a special commemorative program
  • Customized gift certificates available for the 2007 Holiday Season

  • For more information about naming a seat in Alice Tully Hall, please contact Maggie Whittington at 212-875-5094 or via email at [email protected]

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