NEW YORK, (CelebrityAccess) — As part of a multimillion-dollar redesign, Jazz at Lincoln Center has revealed that it will name one of its performance spaces after the late Atlantic Records legend Ahmet Ertegun and his wife Mica.
The new Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium features a 26 ft. video wall for presentations, and a raised stage with windows facing central park, suitable for jazz ensembles with café-style seating and a capacity of up to 500 guests.
The redesign of the public spaces in Frederick P. Rose Hall began in 2013. Mica Ertegun, a recognized interior designer, collaborated on the design. Funding was provided by a lead gift by Mica Ertegun along with long-standing Jazz at Lincoln Center supporters the Ford Foundation, and the City of New York.
"We are proud to dedicate the redesigned Atrium to Mica and Ahmet Ertegun whose generous lead gift to Jazz at Lincoln Center made this redesign project possible," said Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center. "Ahmet was one of our founding board members, and Mica has carried on in his spirit."
Jazz at Lincoln Center audiences will experience the new Ertegun Atrium for the first time on December 17, 2015 at a special Holiday Concert featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. – Staff Writers