Mega Gift Will See Mann Auditorium Name Change


Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium, home to the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, is the recipient of a $10m. gift from philanthropist Charles Bronfman.

The gift will allow for renovation of the historic building, the construction of a new concert hall and other smaller projects.

Bronfman’s gift will also entail a name change, with the Mann Auditorium – named after Frederic Mann –  set to become the Bronfman Auditorium. The Mann family has agreed to the change and Frederic Mann will be appropriately memorialized in the newly renovated space.

In speaking of the gift Jeffrey Solomon, President of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies told eJP,”Charles Bronfman’s gift to the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra reflects and continues his multifaceted approach and commitment to supporting meaningful programming in Israel. Whether in the arts, education, the environment or shared society, this philanthropy is focused on enhancing the quality of life throughout Israel for today and for the future.”

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  1. gill teicher says

    wouldn’t it have been nice to read that C. Bronfman has generously donated 10 million dollars to the renovation of the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, which will retain the name of its original benefactor and initiator…… that would have been a donation to be proud of.,,,, maybe this could be put to Mr Bronfman. He could get a plaque noting his contribution.