Carnegie Hal recently held a gala to celebrate it’s 2023–2024 season. The Opening Night Gala concert featured the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) conducted by Riccardo Muti. Acclaimed violinist Leonidas Kavakos performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto on a program that also included Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, a work that Muti conducted at the Ravinia Festival in his 1973 CSO podium debut.
Mercedes T. Bass and Hope and Robert F. Smith were the Gala Lead Chairmen for the evening. Patricia Clarkson, Ronan Farrow, Zac Posen, Liev Schreiber, and Elizabeth Segerstrom were in attendance. A black-tie dinner followed the 75 minute performance at Cipriani 42nd Street with guests including Harrison Ball, Gina Gershon, Susan Jaffe, Beejan Land, Serena and Shawn Levy, Zoe Lister-Jones, Taylor Neisen, Galina Novikova, Tatiana and Alexei Ratmansky, Deborah Rutter, Sophie Sumner, and Jessica Vosk.
Deborah Rutter and Elizabeth Segerstrom _ Credit Jared Siskin/PMC/PMC
A Brief History of Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall, originally the Music Hall, was constructed between 1889 and 1891 as a venue shared by the Oratorio Society of New York and the New York Symphony Society. It’s design and legacy make it such an important venue.The historic venue is Located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue and is sure to offer you and experience too! Find out more on their website!