Spring Gala Concert

Common, Hera Hyesang Park, and Bernie Williams To Appear as Soloists
April 24, 2024, Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

Building Tomorrows Legacy Today

Festival To Feature Youth Orchestra Comprising High School Musicians from Across New York City

Gustavo Dudamel (photo by Jason Bell)

The New York Philharmonic will be joined by Gustavo Dudamel in a weeklong celebration of music education, part of the Orchestra’s 2023–24 activities marking the centennial of the beloved Young People’s Concerts.

The centerpiece will be the Spring Gala, April 24, 2024, in the Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the New York Philharmonic; the soloists will be artist, actor, author, and activist Common (in his NY Phil debut); soprano Hera Hyesang Park; and guitarist and former New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams (NY Phil debut). The Philharmonic will perform several works side-by-side with student musicians from communities across New York City who are being chosen through audition to participate in this weeklong celebration. The repertoire will be announced at a later date.

Gala events will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. on the Leon and Norma Hess Grand Promenade; continue with the concert, at 7:00 p.m.; and conclude with a post-performance seated dinner, attended by New York Philharmonic musicians, on the Hess Grand Promenade and Hearst Tier 1. Gala dress will be cocktail attire. For more information visit

Throughout the week of April 22, 2024, the New York Philharmonic will collaborate with more than 20 New York City–based community and school partners to present Building Tomorrow’s Legacy Today, a series of educational activities and initiatives.