Performance Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 9 PM

Julio Iglesias

Honoring Oscar de la Renta

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias returns to Carnegie Hall for the first time in 25 years for a one-night-only performance. This concert is part of the 2014 Medal of Excellence Gala, honoring legendary fashion icon and philanthropist Oscar de la Renta.


  • Julio Iglesias

  • with Special Guest Artist
    Vittorio Grigolo

Honorary Gala Chair
Sanford I. Weill
Chairman, Carnegie Hall


Gala Chairs
Mercedes T. Bass
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Annette de la Renta
Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller
The Charles Engelhard Foundation
Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis
Ralph and Ricky Lauren
Catie and Donald Marron
Frank and Haydee Rainieri
Beatrice Santo Domingo
Anna Wintour 

Gala Details

6:30 PM  
Cocktail Reception
The Plaza
7 PM  
Dinner and Award Ceremony
The Plaza
9 PM  
Concert Performance
Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Festive Cocktail Attire


Carnegie Hall is proud to honor legendary fashion icon Oscar de la Renta with the seventh Medal of Excellence in recognition of his internationally renowned business leadership and exceptional philanthropy.

The gala evening begins with a dinner and award program in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza. Guests then proceed to Carnegie Hall for a concert by renowned singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

The proceeds raised for the gala will directly support Carnegie Hall's artistic and educational programs in recognition of Mr. de la Renta's incomparable contributions to New York and around the world.

Gala Benefit Tickets

Gala dinner tables start at $15,000, which includes a table of 10 and Parquet seating at the concert. Individual gala tickets are also available at $1,500, $2,500, and $5,000. All gala table and tickets include a partially tax-deductible donation. Please note that exact seating assignments will not be determined until the month of the event.


RSVP by:
Phone: Contact the Special Events office at 212-903-9679

If you would like to recieve an invitation, please e-mail your full name, address, and phone number to


Underwriting support provided by Grupo Puntacana
This performance is part of Non-Subscription Events.

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