Wynton will play at “Good Night, Alice” Gala
On Monday, April 30, the lights go down in Alice Tully Hall for the last time this year. When they come up in late 2008 for Lincoln Center’s 50th anniversary season, the nearly 40-year-old hall will have a brand-new look. But, the musical mandate established by its founder will endure.
To mark this transformation, there will be a gala concert on April 30, titled “Good Night, Alice,” that celebrates Alice Tully Hall’s remarkable past and illustrious future. The evening, which will raise funds for redevelopment efforts, honors the acclaimed broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw, who will also serve as master of ceremonies. The gala’s co-chairs are Katherine Farley and husband Jerry I. Speyer, and Charles O. Prince III and wife Margaret Wolff.
According to Nigel Redden, who directs the Lincoln Center Festival, which is producing the concert, “The program will reflect the diversity of work done at Alice Tully Hall.” Performers include Wynton Marsalis, soprano Audra MacDonald, a frequent performer at Lincoln Center; members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and groundbreaking composer Philip Glass and performance artist Laurie Anderson, both of whom have appeared in the Hall as part of the Serious Fun series and Lincoln Center Festival. The conductor for the evening will be David Robertson, leading The Juilliard Orchestra.
Ticket info on Lincoln Center web site.