- Valenda Newell
  • "Happy Birthday precious Van. Thank you for the inspiration..."
    - Joan Rentel
  • "Thank you, Mr. Cliburn for sharing your gift of brilliance..."
    - Christina Sims
  • "In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you..."
  • "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Cliburn!! Today we celebrate your..."
    - Elena Kuznetzova

CLIBURN--Van. The Metropolitan Opera mourns the passing of Van Cliburn, a devoted supporter and member of the Met's board since 1979. A beloved artist of legendary talent, he will always be remembered. The Metropolitan Opera extends its sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues throughout the world. Ann Ziff, Chairman of the Board Mercedes T. Bass, Vice Chairman Kevin W. Kennedy, President & CEO Peter Gelb, General Manager James Levine, Music Director

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 28, 2013
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