Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Carnegie Hall Opening Night, September’s Free Concerts, and What to Watch at Home


Carnegie Hall | At a Glance


Enjoy free performances in Times Square, celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s birthday, bring your group to Carnegie Hall, hear full concerts from the 2021–2022 season on WQXR, and more.



Upcoming Events


Michael Olatuja

Michael Olatuja



Free Concerts in Times Square


A wide variety of free performances awaits audiences courtesy of Carnegie Hall Citywide and the local community organizations with which we proudly partner. Experience everything that makes New York City so vibrant as we highlight sounds from across the country and around the globe right here in our neighborhoods.

In September, we present a series of concerts in Times Square. See bassist, composer, and bandleader Michael Olatuja and his Lagos Pepper Soup band on September 9; a cappella sensations T.3 on September 16; and the brilliantly genre-melding “accidental brass quartet” The Westerlies on September 23.



Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Hans van der Woerd, Daniil Trifonov by Dario Acosta / DG

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniil Trifonov


Thursday, September 29, 7 PM


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano


Pianist Daniil Trifonov joins The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin in kicking off our 2022–2023 season. The program includes Ravel’s orchestral wonder La valse, Liszt’s First Piano Concerto, an engrossing movement from an early Gabriela Lena Frank work, and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony. 

A limited number of concert-only tickets are available starting at $75. Complete your glamorous evening with gala tickets starting at $1,000, which includes prime concert seating and a festive, pre-concert cocktail reception. Visit the link below to make your reservation.



Opening Night Gala Lead Sponsor: PwC




Bernstein courtesy of Unitel

Leonard Bernstein



Carnegie Hall+ brings you the finest concerts, operas, dance, documentaries, family programs, and more for on-demand viewing on the Apple TV app, Spectrum, and Verizon Fios.

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s recent birthday by watching his performance highlights on Carnegie Hall+. This month, subscribers can watch a just-added program of Bernstein conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony in 1974. Plus, don’t miss their 1972 performance of Brahms’s Fourth Symphony as one of our current free programs!


Michael Feinstein by Stephen Sorokoff

Michael Feinstein



Tickets are now available to all concerts throughout the 2022–2023 concert season, and we have world-class options for groups of all tastes. Experience violin virtuoso Janine Jansen, A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration with Jessica Vosk, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and David Hyde Pierce, or the annual Night of Inspiration with Ray Chew and special guests.

Secure your seats and savings today and give your group of 10 or more a world-class concert experience.*

*Seats are subject to availability. Limitations apply.





Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center by Sarah Smarch



NYO Jazz made its debut tour of the United States this summer. Hear the future of jazz as these gifted young musicians ages 16–19 perform a program that showcases the diversity and scope of the genre, including a newly commissioned piece by Darcy James Argue and a special appearance by vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, performing music from her Grammy-nominated album Dear Love. Trumpeter Sean Jones returns to lead the group as artistic director and soloist.




Listen Now


Listen to encore broadcasts of 2021–2022 season highlights, including the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra with Jon Batiste, John Williams conducting his original film scores, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Galilee Chamber Orchestra with Joshua Bell, and more. Stream these programs now, before the 2022–2023 season of Carnegie Hall Live begins on September 29.





NYO2 by Fadi Kheir




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Carnegie Hall Citywide: Jazzmeia Horn by Fadi Kheir

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Jazzmeia Horn



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Visiting Presenters


Thursday, September 15 at 8:30 PM


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



Presented by Teatro Real / Royal Opera of Madrid.




NYO Jazz Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Beatrice Santo Domingo.

Global Ambassadors: Michael ByungJu Kim and Kyung Ah Park, Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai.

Major support has been provided by the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation, Ronald E. Blaylock and Petra Pope, Estate of Joan Eliasoph, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and the A.E. Charitable Foundation, Clive and Anya Gillinson, Marc Haas Foundation, Melanie and Jean E. Salata, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, and Joyce and George Wein Foundation, Inc.

Additional support has been provided by the Alphadyne Foundation, Sarah Arison, Stella and Robert Jones, Martha and Robert Lipp, Lauren and Ezra Merkin, Beth and Joshua Nash, Linda Wachner, David S. Winter, and Judy Francis Zankel.


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Photography: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage by Jeff Goldberg / Esto, Nézet-Séguin by Hans van der Woerd, Trifonov by Dario Acosta / DG, Bernstein courtesy of Unitel, Feinstein by Stephen Sorokoff, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center by Sarah Smarch, The MET Orchestra by Chris Lee, NYO2 and Horn by Fadi Kheir.

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