NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Carnegie Hall announced that the first-level seating tier in its historic main auditorium will be named the Blavatnik Family First Tier from the start of its 2016–2017 season.
Blavantik, a business tycoon and owner of ACESS Industries and Warner Music, secured the recognition with a 25 million donation to Carnegie Hall.
The newly-named Blavatnik Family First Tier in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage will be unveiled with a pre-concert event at Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala on Thursday, October 6, a festive evening featuring a performance by Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The tier will hold this special name and designation for the next 50 years.
A Carnegie Hall trustee since 2014, Len Blavatnik has been a major supporter of Carnegie Hall for more than ten years, and a Founding Patron of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, a program created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in 2013.