Lincoln Center Venue Renamed For David Geffen Avery Fisher Hall is getting a new name. As NPR's Scott Simon notes, the home of the New York Philharmonic will be renamed the David Geffen Hall in honor of the man who donated $100 million for its renovation.

Lincoln Center Venue Renamed For David Geffen

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

What's in a name? A hundred-million dollars? This week, Lincoln Center announced that the Avery Fisher Hall, the famous concert venue, will became David Geffen Hall. Mr. Geffen, the Hollywood producer, is paying $100 million to help renovate the hall and get his name on it after Lincoln Center reportedly paid the family of Avery Fisher, the audio pioneer and philanthropist who died in 1994, $15 million for the Fisher name to disappear. Katherine Farley, Lincoln Center's chairwoman, told reporters David has been in the music world forever, and here you have this iconic music hall, so it seemed like a very good match. Mr. Geffen added, and I had the money.

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