Vartan Gregorian to Receive Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence

Mike Lawson • News • April 30, 2019

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Carnegie Hall has announced that Vartan Gregorian will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom.

Violinist Pinchas Zuckerman, who performed when Gregorian was inaugurated as President of Brown University in 1989, will play with pianist Bryan Wagorn as part of this special event.
“We are proud to honor Vartan Gregorian with Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic Director. “Vartan is universally beloved throughout our community and it is a great pleasure to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments. We look forward to this very special evening celebrating his lifetime achievements.”
Proceeds from the gala evening will provide important support for this spring’s Migrations festival and all of the Hall’s innovative artistic, education, and social impact programs.
Gregorian will be the 10th recipient of the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence. Previous recipients have been: Adrienne Arsht, Sanford I. Weill, Oscar de la Renta, Robert K. Kraft, Bill Cunningham, Henry T. Segerstrom, Terry J. Lundgren, Richard S. Fuld, Jr., and Kenneth D. Lewis.

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