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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala
San Francisco Symphony

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Michael Tilson Thomas by Spencer Lowell, Renée Fleming by Andrew Eccles, Audra McDonald by Allison Michael Orenstein
This is a Carnegie Hall Opening Night you will never forget. A pair of vocal superstars—Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald—join Perspectives artist Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for an evening of favorites from opera and music theater. To add to the festive occasion, there's exhilarating orchestral music by Gershwin and Liszt's whirling waltz.

Part of: Perspectives: Michael Tilson Thomas

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

San Francisco Symphony is also performing October 4. 

Michael Tilson Thomas is also performing October 4March 5March 6May 1, and May 2.

Renée Fleming is also performing March 19.

 

Performers

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Audra McDonald, Soprano

Program

GERSHWIN Cuban Overture
LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1
GERSHWIN An American in Paris
With vocal selections by Gershwin, Rodgers, Villa-Lobos, Stephen Sondheim, and others

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Gala Details

Event Leadership

Gala Lead Chairmen
Mercedes T. Bass
Hope and Robert F. Smith

Gala Chairmen Committee
Len and Emily Blavatnik
Annette de la Renta
Sabrina W. Fung
Sana H. Sabbagh
Melanie and Jean Salata
Beatrice Santo Domingo
Brian and Adria Sheth
David M. Siegel and Dana Matsushita
Ian and Margaret Smith
S. Donald Sussman
Joan and Sanford I. Weill

Corporate Chairmen
Dennis M. Nally
Retired Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd.
Roy Weathers
Vice Chairman and US Tax Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. 

Event Details

Your Choice of Either:

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
Rohatyn Room, Carnegie Hall

7 PM Concert
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

Or

7 PM Concert
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

8:30 PM Gala Dinner
Cipriani 42nd Street

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Reservation Details

Individual tickets include prime seating for the Concert and entry to either the pre-concert Cocktail Reception ($1,000) or the post-concert Gala Dinner (starting at $1,500). Tables (starting at $20,000) include the very best seating for the Concert and a table at the post-concert Gala Dinner. 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.

Michael Tilson Thomas Discusses Opening Night
Perspectives artist Michael Tilson Thomas discusses his 2018–2019 Carnegie Hall Opening Night program with vocal superstars Renée Fleming, Audra McDonald, and the San Francisco Symphony.
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Opening Night Gala Lead Sponsor: PwC

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