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Carnegie Hall Presents

Across the Stars: The Music of John Williams

A One-Night-Only Benefit Concert
Thursday, April 21, 2022 7 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams by Terry Linke
Superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and renowned composer-conductor John Williams bring a special program of Williams’s beloved film music (Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more) and the New York premiere of his new violin concerto written for Ms. Mutter to Carnegie Hall for a one-night-only concert that features the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra.

Purchase Gala Benefit tickets and join us for a pre-concert cocktail party or post-concert gala dinner with the artists featuring Guest of Honor, Maestro John Williams. Benefit tickets include prime seating for the concert and start at $1,000. Make your reservation now! Proceeds from gala and benefit events support Carnegie Hall’s artistic and educational programs.

Part of: Carnegie Hall Live on WQXR

For Gala Event Information, please call the Special Events Office (212-903-9679).


The Philadelphia Orchestra
John Williams, Conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin



"Sound the Bells!"

Violin Concerto No. 2

"Flight to Neverland" from Hook

Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

"The Duel" from The Adventures of Tintin for Violin and Orchestra

Theme from Cinderella Liberty for Violin and Orchestra

Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter for Violin and Orchestra

"Throne Room" and Finale from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope


"Across the Stars" (Love Theme) from Start Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (with Anne-Sophie Mutter)

Theme from Schindler's List (with Anne-Sophie Mutter)

"Flying Theme" from E.T.

"The Imperial March" from Star Wars

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately 100 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

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Gala Details

Event Leadership

Honorary Gala Chairs

Mercedes T. Bass
Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller
George Lucas
Yo-Yo Ma
Elizabeth Segerstrom
Hope and Robert F. Smith
Steven Spielberg
Barbra Streisand

Event Details

Carnegie Hall

6 PM Cocktail Party (Rohatyn Room)

7 PM Concert (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

9 PM Gala Dinner with the Artists. Guest of Honor: John Williams (Weill Music Room)

Attire: Hollywood Glamour Black Tie

Event Reservations

Reserve online using the Gala RSVP link or contact the Carnegie Hall Special Events office at 212-903-9679. Please note that some levels include either the pre-concert Cocktail Party or the post-concert Gala Dinner.

Individual tickets include prime seating for the concert and entry to either the pre-concert cocktail party ($1,000) or the post-concert gala dinner with the artists, featuring guest of honor John Williams (starting at $2,500). Tables for groups of eight or 10 start at $25,000. All ticket and table prices include a partially tax-deductible donation that benefits Carnegie Hall’s artistic and educational programming.

Please note that exact seating assignments for the concert and dinner will not be determined until the month of the event. Since reopening this past October, the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff remain our top priorities. We continue to work closely with medical and public health experts on safety protocols. Complete and up-to-date health and safety protocols are included on the Hall’s website, where you can also find additional information about our flexible ticket policy and other health and safety measures.

Special Thanks to Our Gala Supporters

Honorary Gala Chairs
Mercedes T. Bass
Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller
George Lucas
Yo-Yo Ma
Elizabeth Segerstrom
Hope and Robert F. Smith
Steven Spielberg
Barbra Streisand

Maestro Vice-Chairs
Claure Family Foundation
Maral and Sarkis Jebejian
Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy
Xiaoshan Ren
Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler
Linda J. Wachner
David S. Winter

Ensemble Benefactors
Bank of America Private Bank
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Mame Huntsman and Evan Morgan

Whitney and Clarke Murphy
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

Lights, Camera, Action Supporters
Rezwan Abir
AECOM Tishman
Alicia M. Behn
Brad and Liz Bird
Ronald Blaylock and Petra Pope
The Bradley Family
Matthew Burgio
Rhavi and Rosy Carneiro
Brittany Cicero
Christine Dehil and John Norris
Judy and Tony Evnin
GenNx360 Capital Partners
Richard and Elizabeth Gilbert
Clive and Anya Gillinson

Mary I. and John E. Hull
Alex Iceman and Genium Team
Edward and Gina Javor
Stuart Johnson and Barbara Ehrlich
The Kane's
Gerd and Nancy Keuffel
Mary E. Klein
Barry Kraus

Rosanne and Marty Leshner
Michael E. Liebowitz
Ambassador and Mrs. John L. Loeb, Jr.
Heidi and Edward D. Makowski
The Marc Haas Foundation
Mark and BJ Mazurkiewicz
Gregory and Jennifer Morrison
Maria C. Quinn
Emily K. Rafferty
Austin Rausch and Nellie Hundshamer
Wendy and Rowan Redshaw, Steven Bogolea
Catherine A. Rein
Joelle and Jonathan Resnick
Susan and Elihu Rose
Suki Sandler
Luna Schertel
Gil Shiva
Sydney and Stanley Shuman
Wendy Sigurdson
Sarah and Hank Slack
Stuart Snyder
Sylvia and Ellen Steiner
Betty and David Tananbaum
Tiger Baron Foundation
Alejandro Valcazar
Dr. Rebecca Watts and Richard Garretson
Miguel Yunes
Ann Ziff
Anonymous (3)

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