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A One-Night-Only Benefit Concert
In Celebration of the Bernstein Centennial
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Bernstein’s Candide, based on Voltaire’s satirical tale, is a superb fusion of Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria “Glitter and Be Gay,” sardonic “Auto-da-fé” chorus, and deeply moving “Make Our Garden Grow” finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed in concert by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Candide is an ideal celebration of the Bernstein centenary.

Gala reservations are now open. Reserve online or contact the Carnegie Hall Special Events office at 212-903-9679. See details below.


Paul Appleby (Candide)
Erin Morley (Cunegonde)
Patricia Racette (Old Lady)
William Burden (Governor)
John Lithgow (Voltaire / Dr. Pangloss)
Ryan Silverman (Maximilian)
Bryonha Marie Parham (Paquette)
Glenn Seven Allen and Ross Benoliel, Inquisitors
Christine DiGiallonardo, Andrea Jones-Sojola, David Scott Purdy, and Nathanial Stampley, Vocal Quartet
Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Akina Kitazawa, and Devin Roberts, Ensemble Dancers
Additional cast to be announced

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Mansfield University Concert Choir
Rob Fisher, Musical Director and Conductor
Gary Griffin, Director
Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer
Scott Lehrer, Sound Designer
Tracy Christensen, Costume Designer
Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
Wendall K. Harrington, Projections Designer
Casting by Telsey + Company / Rachel Hoffman, CSA

Gala Details

Event Leadership

Gala Co-Chairs
Sana H. Sabbagh
Andrew J. Martin-Weber

Event Details

6 PM
Cocktail Party, Rohatyn Room

7 PM
Concert, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

9:30 PM
Dinner with Members of the Cast, Weill Terrace Room and Weill Music Room

Cocktail Attire

Reservation Details

Individual tickets include prime seating for the concert and entry to either the pre-concert Cocktail Party ($1,000) or the post-concert Dinner with Members of the Cast (starting at $1,500). Tables (starting at $15,000) include the very best seating for the performance, entry to the pre-concert Cocktail Party, and a table at the post-concert Dinner with Members of the Cast. All ticket and table prices include a partially tax-deductible donation benefitting Carnegie Hall’s artist and music education programming.

Please note that exact seating assignments for the concert and dinner will not be determined until the month of the event. We regret that benefit tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged.

Lead funding for this concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.

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