CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS ITS FIRST-EVER
VIRTUAL OPENING NIGHT GALA CELEBRATION
ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 7:30 PM,
MARKING THE HALL’S 130TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Free Online Program Invites Music Lovers Everywhere
To Explore Carnegie Hall’s History With
Musical Highlights from the Hall’s Illustrious Past
and Newly-Recorded Selections by Leading Artists
Special Presentation Available on Facebook,
YouTube, and carnegiehall.org
This free online program will feature leading musicians, including 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, and more exploring Carnegie Hall’s remarkable legacy and the special place that it represents for artists from all around the world. The celebration, directed by Emmy Award-winner Habib Azar, will include highlights of legendary performances from throughout the Hall’s history as well as newly recorded musical selections.
“We are deeply grateful to all those who have stood by Carnegie Hall in recent months as we have all faced this unprecedented crisis brought on by COVID-19,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director. “While this has been an incredibly difficult time, we also know it is important to take this time to celebrate this milestone season, reflecting not only on the history of our Hall, but also the many ways it will contribute to the lives of huge numbers of New Yorkers as well as others in the future. We especially want to thank the amazing artists who have collaborated with us on this first-ever virtual celebration, sharing their talents and reminding us why there is no place for music like Carnegie Hall, anywhere in the world.”
Viewers everywhere will be able watch this complimentary streamed presentation on carnegiehall.org as well as on Carnegie Hall’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.