Support the Hall - Special Events

James Taylor at Carnegie Hall
A Gala Celebrating 120 Years of Carnegie Hall

James Taylor and Bette Midler

James Taylor and Bette Midler

Dianne Reeves and Sting

Dianne Reeves and Sting

Steve Martin and Barbara Cook

Steve Martin and Barbara Cook

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

James Taylor

Special Guest Artists

Barbara Cook
Steve Martin
Bette Midler
Dianne Reeves
Members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Honorary Artist Committee
Emanuel Ax, Calista Flockhart, Harrison Ford, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Kelly Preston, Tavis Smiley, Regina Spektor, John Travolta, Jay Z

Honorary Chair
Caroline Kennedy

Gala Chairs
Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

Bank of America
James Taylor Gala Corporate Sponsor and
Proud Season Sponsor

Carnegie Hall excitedly anticipates this special 120th Anniversary Gala with James Taylor and guests including Barbara Cook, Steve Martin, Bette Midler, Sting, members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and more. Taylor hosts this exclusive, one-night-only event that celebrates all 12 decades by highlighting many of the extraordinary events that have taken place on the legendary Carnegie Hall stage.

Gala ticket buyers can enjoy a pre-concert reception at Carnegie Hall or a post-concert after-party at The Museum of Modern Art with James Taylor and other special guests.

6 PM Cocktail Reception
  Rohatyn Room, Carnegie Hall
7 PM James Taylor at Carnegie Hall
  Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
9 PM After-Party with James Taylor and Special Guests
  The Museum of Modern Art

Gala Benefit Tickets

  • Package A: Tickets are either $2,500 or $5,000 and include the exclusive After-Party and a seat in the Prime Parquet at the concert.


  • Package B: Tickets are $1,000 and include the pre-concert Cocktail Reception and a seat in the Parquet or Second Tier at the concert.

    To place your order, click the reservation link below or call the Special Events office at 212-903-9679. Please note that exact seating assignments will not be determined until the month of the event.


  • Premium Tickets Tickets start at $200 and are available in the Balcony, Dress Circle, and Second Tier. Please note that premium tickets do not include attendance at the Reception or After-Party, but do include a tax-deductible donation to Carnegie Hall.

    To purchase a premium ticket, please call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, Monday-Saturday from 11 AM-6 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM.

Festive Attire

James Taylor’s Perspectives series is made possible, in part, by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.




Reservation Form
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Carnegie Hall
Special Events Office
881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019