Award Ceremony Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala

Honoring Adrienne Arsht

The Plaza

Carnegie Hall is proud to award its ninth Medal of Excellence to Adrienne Arsht—remarkable businesswoman, philanthropist, and friend. Ms. Arsht will be the first woman to receive the Medal of Excellence, and is the embodiment of all that the medal stands for: a celebration of the unique and vital role a business and philanthropic leader plays in supporting the arts. Join us in honoring the hallmarks of Ms. Arsht’s career, as well as her exceptional and exemplary philanthropy in support of countless nonprofit institutions throughout our nation.

Proceeds from the evening will support the education programs of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall and the Hall’s artistic programming.


  • Storm Large
  • Daniela Liebman
  • Marin Mazzie
  • Nova Y. Payton
  • Melissa Schott
  • Bria Skonberg

Gala Leadership

Chairmen Committee
Aisha and Gbenga Oyebode
Sana H. Sabbagh
Hope and Robert F. Smith

Valentino D. Carlotti
Robert K. Kraft 
Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler 


Gala Details

6:30 PM  
Grand Ballroom, The Plaza
7:30 PM  
Dinner, Award Ceremony, and Performances
Grand Ballroom, The Plaza

Cocktail Attire

Gala reservations include entry to Cocktails and seating for the Dinner, Award Ceremony, and Performances in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza (individual tickets starting at $2,500 and tables for 10 starting at $25,000). All ticket and table prices include a partially tax-deductible donation. 

Reserve online via the link on the upper-right-hand corner of this page or contact the Special Events office at 212-903-9679. Please note that exact dinner seating assignments will not be determined until the month of the event. We regret that gala tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged. 

Medal of Excellence Gala tickets directly support Carnegie Hall's artistic and music education programming. 

The Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence award is designed and donated by Tiffany & Co.