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Carnegie Hall Opening Night 
130th Anniversary Season

A Virtual Gala Celebration
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:30 PM Online
Jeff Goldberg / Esto
Experience a new kind of Carnegie Hall premiere with our first-ever Virtual Gala Celebration! Join the Carnegie Hall community in New York City, across the United States, and around the globe for Opening Night of our 130th Anniversary Season. Bringing all of us together through a shared love of music, this special evening will present inspiring performances—both new and from the Hall’s illustrious past—and speakers who honor its 130-year history and future. Celebrate the best in music with Carnegie Hall.

Revisit Opening Night Highlights

Carnegie Hall is a nonprofit organization. Your contributions help ensure our continued legacy and ability to bring music to the widest possible audience. Please consider a contribution to Carnegie Hall’s Annual Fund today.


Jon Batiste
Joyce DiDonato
Gustavo Dudamel
Michael Feinstein
Renée Fleming
Rhiannon Giddens and Our Native Daughters
Angélique Kidjo
Lang Lang
Wynton Marsalis
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
James Taylor
Michael Tilson Thomas
Habib Azar, Director

Special Thanks to Our Gala Supporters

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

Gala Chairmen Committee
Len and Emily Blavatnik
Maral and Sarkis Jebejian
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis
Jean and Melanie Salata
Beatrice Santo Domingo 
David M. Siegel and Dana Matsushita
Ian and Margaret Smith
S. Donald Sussman
Joan and Sanford I. Weill

Corporate Chairmen
Roy Weathers
Vice Chairman, PwC
Paul Griggs
New York Metro Managing Partner, PwC

Mame Huntsman and Evan Morgan
Bruce and Suzie Kovner
Aisha and Gbenga Oyebode
Richard A. Rosenbaum
Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig
Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler

Linda and Earle Altman
Veronica Atkins
Greg Durant, Deloitte
Steven J. Kimble, Deloitte
Terry and Tina Lundgren
Tom and Leslie Maheras
The Marc Haas Foundation
Judith Resnick
Sydney and Stanley S. Shuman
Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley
David S. Winter
Judy Francis Zankel

Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari
Richard and Barbara Debs
Michael and Linda Donovan
Judy and Tony Evnin
Larry Gagosian
Michael E. Liebowitz
McKinsey & Company
Whitney and Clarke Murphy
Beth and Joshua Nash
Xiaoshan Ren
Cynthia and Thomas Sculco
Sarah and Howard Solomon
Linda J. Wachner

Helen and Robert Appel
Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff
Fred and Diana Elghanayan
Tom and Madeline Elghanayan
Stella and Robert Jones
Kauff McGuire & Margolis LLP
Susan and Elihu Rose

AECOM Tishman
Lana and Michael Beaury
The Bialkin Family Foundation
Ruth and Bruce Bier
Gail A. Binderman
Joan N. Borinstein and Gary M. Gartsman
Rosalind Devon
Barbara G. Fleischman
Mary Ann Fribourg
Judith M. Hoffman
Viviana and Robert Holzer
Mary I. and John E. Hull
Lena Kaplan
A.G. Kelley
Mary E. Klein
Lucinda E. Knuth
Janice and Mickey Kupperman
The Leonard Bernstein Office
Gabrielle Lurie
Hillie Mahoney
Eileen Mandel
Maria Manuche
Diane and Stanley Miller
John Morning
Dinny and Lester Morse
Margarita and Adolfo Patrón
Ellen Perecman
Cynthia Perl
Emily K. Rafferty
Jonathan F.P. Rose
Suki Sandler
Robert A. M. Stern
Susan S. Shiva Foundation
Betty and David Tananbaum
Barbara and Donald Tober
Henrietta and David Whitcomb
Peter Young
Anonymous (2)


Opening Night Gala Lead Sponsor: PwC

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Opening Night Gala Supporting Sponsor: Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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