Marin Alsop by Nancy Horowitz, Donald Nally by Stuart Wolferman

(NEW YORK, NY; March 30, 2023)—Carnegie Hall today announced that conductors Marin Alsop and Donald Nally have agreed to step in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, leading The Philadelphia Orchestra this Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. Mr. Nézet-Séguin has withdrawn from this performance due to illness. The evening’s program will remain as previously announced. Mr. Nally will conduct the New York premiere of Vespers of the Blessed Earth by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams with the orchestra joined by soprano Meigui Zhang and renowned choir The Crossing. For the program’s second half, Ms. Alsop leads the orchestra in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

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Artist Information
Now in her fourth season as chief conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop leads that ensemble at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, and on recordings, broadcasts, and tours. As chief conductor and curator of Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, she curates and conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s summer residencies, formalizing her long relationship with Ravinia, where she made her debut with the orchestra in 2002. This season, Ms. Alsop has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Philharmonia Orchestra, and she will appear with the New York Philharmonic in May. Ms. Alsop last performed at Carnegie Hall in October 2022, leading two performances by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.

Donald Nally co-founded The Crossing, the acclaimed Philadelphia-based chamber choir dedicated to new music, in 2005. He is responsible for imagining, programming, commissioning, and conducting for the ensemble. With a commitment to recording its commissions, The Crossing has issued 29 releases, receiving three Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance (2018, 2019, 2023), and eight Grammy nominations. Mr. Nally is also the John W. Beattie Chair in Music and director of choral organizations at Northwestern University. He is the leading commissioner of choral works in the United States and has held distinguished tenures as chorus master for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Welsh National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, the Chicago Bach Project, and, for many seasons, at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Mr. Nally most recently conducted The Crossing in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in November 2022. This concert marks his Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage conducting debut.

Program Information
Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


Marin Alsop, Conductor
Donald Nally, Conductor
Meigui Zhang, Soprano
Charlotte Blake Alston, Speaker
The Crossing

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Vespers of the Blessed Earth (New York premiere)
IGOR STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

This concert is generously underwritten by Robert L. Turner.

Ticket Information
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