Performance Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 7 PM

Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The dynamic Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony of Venezuela open Carnegie Hall’s 2016–2017 season with two of Stravinsky’s most electrifying ballets. Based on a tale from Russian folklore, Pétrouchka is a sumptuously scored energetic showpiece. There was a riot when Le sacre du printemps premiered in 1913, but the savage rhythms and startling dissonance that pushed that audience to fury now drives audiences to their feet as they spontaneously stand and cheer this undisputed 20th-century masterpiece. This is a gala evening you will never forget.


  • Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor


  • Pétrouchka (1947 version)
  • Le sacre du printemps


STRAVINSKY Le sacre du printemps
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor | Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

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