NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after tying the knot with his yoga instructor, Alec Baldwin donated $1 million to the New York Philharmonic.
The gift is in honor of Zarin Mehta, outgoing president and executive director.
He said in a statement Monday that Mr. Mehta made his dream of becoming part of the world of classical music come true.
Mr. Mehta’s 12-year tenure ends after the 2011-12 season.
The Philharmonic said the gift is a donation of proceeds Mr. Baldwin received from a Capital One advertising campaign.
Mr. Baldwin married Hilaria Thomas in Manhattan on Saturday.
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