The gift brings OCPAC's fund-raising campaign total to $138 million out of a $200 million goal, the center said in a statement.
The 2,000-seat Ren_e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall will officially open on September 15 with an inaugural concert: Carl St. Clair will conduct the Pacific Symphony in Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and the world premiere of a song cycle by William Bolcom — with Plšcido Domingo as soloist — on texts by Federico Garc‹a Lorca.
The opening celebration continues the following evening, as the Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale perform the world premiere of Philip Glass's The Passion of Ramakrishna; violin superstar Midori will be on hand for Beethoven's Violin Concerto.
The Cesar Pelli-designed limestone, steel and glass structure features a curvilinear glass fa‹ade comprised of 650 individual panes. The 250,000-square-foot facility also includes the 500-seat Samueli Theater.