NY Philharmonic Gets $1M Gift From Alec Baldwin

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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 outgoing President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta.

The "30 Rock" actor is a Philharmonic board member and hosts its radio show, "The New York Philharmonic This Week."

He said in a statement Monday that Mehta made his dream of becoming part of the world of classical music come true.

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Mehta said Baldwin's "remarkably generous gift is just the latest in his steadfast and inspiring support" of the Philharmonic.

Mehta's 12-year tenure ends after the 2011-2012 season.

The Philharmonic said the gift is a donation of proceeds Baldwin received from a Capital One advertising campaign.

Baldwin married Hilaria Thomas in Manhattan on Saturday.

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