The Opening Night Gala of Carnegie Hall’s 118th Season, which took place September 24, is being produced for national telecast on PBS by Carnegie Hall and Thirteen/WNET New York as part of public television’s performing arts series Great Performances. Thirteen and Thirteen HD will broadcast the program (with a simulcast on 96.3 FM WQXR) on Wednesday, October 29 at 9 PM. The program will be rebroadcast Sunday, November 2 at 12 PM on SundayArts on Thirteen and Thirteen HD.


Featured Program

Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Dawn Upshaw, Soprano
Christine Ebersole, Vocalist
Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Ensemble selected from the Vocal Arts Department and the Drama Division of The Juilliard School

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Selections from A Quiet Place
“I Can Cook Too” from On the Town
Meditation No. 1 from Mass
“What a Movie!” from Trouble in Tahiti
“To What You Said” from Songfest
“Danzón” from Fancy Free
“Gee, Officer Krupke” from West Side Story
“Ya Got Me” from On the Town

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