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Carnegie Hall Presents

Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala
The Philadelphia Orchestra

Thursday, September 29, 2022 7 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Hans van der Woerd, Daniil Trifonov by Dario Acosta / DG
Every Opening Night at Carnegie Hall is a piece of history, and nothing compares to experiencing it in person. Our 2022–2023 season kicks off with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The ensemble simmers and bursts to life with Ravel’s orchestral wonder La valse. One of the modern greats, pianist Daniil Trifonov, joins in Liszt’s First Piano Concerto. “Chasqui” is an engrossing movement from an early Gabriela Lena Frank work, called “more relevant than ever” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The evening of musical celebration ends in uplifting fashion with Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

Experience one of the premier social events of the year in New York City by joining us for Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala. 
Complete this glamorous evening with the option of attending a pre-concert cocktail reception at Carnegie Hall or a post-concert, black-tie gala dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street. Individual tickets start at $1,000.


The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano


RAVEL La valse

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major

GABRIELA LENA FRANK "Chasqui" from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Event Leadership

Lead Gala Chairmen

Mercedes T. Bass
Hope and Robert F. Smith

Corporate Chairmen

Dennis M. Nally
Retired Chairman, PwC

Roy Weathers
Vice Chairman, PwC

Brad Silver
New York Office Managing Partner, PwC

Event Details

5:30 PM: Cocktail Reception (Rohatyn Room, Carnegie Hall)
7 PM: Concert (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


7 PM: Concert (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)
8:30 PM: Gala Dinner (Cipriani 42nd Street)

Attire: Black Tie

Event Reservations

Reserve online using the Gala RSVP link or contact the Carnegie Hall Special Events office at 212-903-9679.

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 (starting at $2,000). Tables (starting at $20,000) include the very best seating for the concert and entry to the cocktail party or the gala dinner.

All ticket and table prices include a partially tax-deductible donation that benefits Carnegie Hall’s artistic 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. Since we reopened this past October, the health and safety of audiences, artists, and staff remain our top priorities, and 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.

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Opening Night Gala Lead Sponsor: PwC

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