With the news Wednesday of David Geffen's $100-million gift to Lincoln Center for the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall — which will be renamed David Geffen Concert Hall — the first sound I thought I heard was a resounding slap in the face of the Music Center.
Isn't the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion even more in need of an acoustical overhaul? Haven't naming rights to the Music Center been up for $100-million grabs for nearly a decade? Isn't this, its 50th anniversary season, the right moment for some Music Center action?
And isn't Geffen one of L.A.'s most generous philanthropists?
But there is one more question: Did the Music Center even bother to come...