Sir Clive Gillinson, the head of Carnegie Hall, surprised some of the stuffy trustees at the music institution by marrying a beautiful, younger woman on Saturday at Cipriani Wall Street.
Gillinson, 72, wed lawyer Anya Deutsch, 42, in a traditional Jewish ceremony as the theme from “Schindler’s List” was played by an orchestra.
“When he left his wife, Penny, the mother of his three grown children and a real lady, it was a scandal,” one insider said. “And when his friends met Anya, they were shocked. She’s so young and pretty.”
Gillinson’s divorce from Penny was finalized in October.
The bride, who was born in Moscow, wore a plunging strapless gown as she circled her groom three times under the chuppah.
Sources said Mercedes Bass, former acting chair of the Carnegie trustees attended, and that all the trustees were invited, a list that includes Renée Fleming, Sandy Weill, Jessye Norman, Isaac Stern, Len Blavatnik, Yo-Yo Ma and Clarissa Alcock Bronfman.
Definitely not invited was Ronald Perelman, who was Carnegie chairman when he clashed with Gillinson three years ago and accused Gillinson of operating the hall with a “troubling lack of transparency.”
After an investigation cleared Gillinson and the trustees supported him, Perelman — who donated nearly $30 million to Carnegie Hall over the years — resigned.
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