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Carnegie Hall
Opening Night Gala

Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar de la Renta
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Sculco

Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 was attended by more than 600 guests and raised over $2.8 million to directly support Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programming.

The gala included a pre-concert reception in the Rohatyn Room at Carnegie Hall; a concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, featuring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt with pianist Lang Lang; and a post-concert dinner in the Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf=Astoria.

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The Opening Night Gala of Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 Season.  Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Lang Lang, pianist.

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, with pianist Lang Lang

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1. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
2. Lang Lang and members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
3. Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
4. Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
5. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Lang Lang, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
6. Post-Concert Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf=Astoria
7. Left to right: Clive Gillinson, Laura Pomerantz, Dennis Nally, Cynthia Sculco, Thomas Sculco, Sanford I. Weill, and Lang Lang

8. Henry and Elizabeth Segerstrom
9. Sid and Mercedes Bass
10. Clive Gillinson (left) with Judy and
Burt Resnick
11. Joshua Bell (right) and guest
12. Left to right: Gala Co-Chairman Cynthia Sculco, Mercedes Bass, Thomas Sculco, and Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director
13. Tony Bennett and Susan Crow
14. Marilyn Horne and Jessye Norman
15. Robert Kraft (left) with Terry and
Tina Lundgren

Opening Night Gala Archives

Evgeny Kissin and Daniele Gatti
Opening Night Gala of Carnegie Hall’s 118th Season