Alec Baldwin donates a million to N.Y. Phil
Baldwin donates a million to N.Y. Phil
Alec Baldwin is just full of surprises these days – roughing up paparazzi, comparing Harvey Levin to a rodent, quitting Twitter, getting married – that’s why we love him. Something to write about.
Now the “30 Rock” actor has gone and donated $1 million to the New York Philharmonic.
Really. Those of us who stalk, er, follow Baldwin know he’s a big fan of classical music. He even serves on the board of the Philharmonic and hosts the orchestra’s radio show.
Baldwin’s gift is in honor of the group’s outgoing president, Zarin Mehta (brother of the L.A. Phil’s longtime conductor Zubin Mehta).
The Philharmonic said the gift is a donation of proceeds Baldwin received from a Capital One advertising campaign, which we didn’t mind watching because it’s pretty funny.
Baldwin said in a statement that Mehta made his dream of becoming part of the world of classical music come true.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.