Alec Baldwin Gives New York Philharmonic $1 Million

Baldwin gave the gift in honor of Zarin Mehta, the Philharmonic' s president, who is stepping down after 12 years at the end of the season

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    Alec Baldwin has given the New York Philharmonic a gift of $1 million, the orchestra announced Monday.

    Baldwin gave the gift in honor of Zarin Mehta, the Philharmonic' s president, who is stepping down after 12 years at the end of the season.

    "I have loved classical music all of my life," Baldwin said in a statement. "But Zarin Mehta made my dream of becoming part of the world of classical music come true."

    Baldwin joined the Philharmonic's board in 2011 and has hosted the orchestra's weekly radio program since 2009.

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