Kennedy Center gets large gift
Kennedy Center chairman David Rubenstein announced a $10-million gift to the performing arts complex Wednesday to support the National Symphony Orchestra’s new music director and the center’s programs.
The Carlyle Group cofounder said half of the fiveyear commitment would be devoted to the orchestra to celebrate Christoph Eschenbach’s arrival. The new music director is planning some larger-scale projects, including touring and recording.
Rubenstein, of Bethesda, Md., became chairman in May after serving on the board for six years.