Past Features

May 19, 2008 (Vol. 7, No. 9)

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Receives $150,000 Grant

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The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has received a substantial grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which has provided the center with smaller grants in previous years.

The grant comes from an anonymous donor and is for $75,000 a year over two years, covering the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. Previously, the Center received grants of $25,000 per year from the Corporation.

"Lehman Center is delighted to receive increased financial support from the Carnegie Corporation," said Eva Bornstein, the Center's executive director. "At the time when all cultural institutions, including Lehman Center, are facing decreased funding from traditional sources, it is nice to know that we can still count on Carnegie Corporation."

According to Andrea Rockower, the Center's associate director, the grant—because it is a General Operating Grant—will allow the funds to be used where they are most needed.

"This increased support could not come at a better time for us," Bornstein added. "These funds will be used to maintain our mission of providing high-quality artistic and cultural programming at affordable prices for our Bronx residents."

Lehman Center has several events lined up for the upcoming season, including performances by the Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa, Marsalis Brasilianos (a Brazilian trumpet performance featuring trumpeter Branford Marsalis), the Conjunto Clasico 30th Anniversary Concert, the Dublin Philharmonic, and the National Acrobats of China.

Lehman Center also will host a salsa concert, featuring Grupo Niche. Ismael Miranda, and "El Canario" Jose Alberto, on Saturday, July 12, at 8 p.m.

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