TIME FOR THE ARTS: Tonight the watchmaker Movado will launch its Movado Future Legends, an initiative that will help support thriving young artists in the fields of dance and music, with a reception and performance of the Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. “Our brand is celebrating 125 years of artistry and artistic innovation,” said Efraim Grinberg, president and chief executive officer of Movado Group Inc. in a statement. “We are excited to support the next generation of exceptional talent to build on out commitment to some of the world’s leading artistic institutions.” Award winners include jazz pianist Jonathan Batiste selected by Jazz at Lincoln Center, mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard selected by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, dancer Kathryn Morgan selected by the School of American Ballet, dancer Aaron Rogers selected by The Joffrey Ballet, and Ailey II dancer Tyrell V. Rolle selected by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Each winner will receive a crystal trophy, a stipend to support their artistic efforts and an M/125 watch from the firm’s 125th anniversary collection.
This story first appeared in the October 23, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.