Tuesday, September 6, 2022

@ Carnegie Hall: Jon Batiste, Opening Night, Free Concerts on Fridays


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Witness a world premiere by Jon Batiste, join us on Opening Night, and enjoy free concerts on each of the next three Fridays. Plus, apply to join Ensemble Connect, and see what’s new on Carnegie Hall+. CLICK TITLES FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Upcoming Events


Michael Olatuja

Michael Olatuja


Friday, September 9, 5 PM


Times Square


Carnegie Hall Citywide



Free Event


Lagos-raised electric and acoustic bassist, composer, and bandleader Michael Olatuja has performed and recorded with Diana Ross, Spike Lee, Shakira, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, and many more. For this special concert in Times Square, Olatuja and a full band perform an evening of high-energy Afrobeat, jazz, and funk music.



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




Friday, September 16, 5 PM


Times Square


Carnegie Hall Citywide




Free Event


New York’s T.3 has become a bona fide sensation in the world of a cappella. With striking arrangements, dazzling three-part harmonies, and playful, familiar repertoire drawn from Broadway, Disney, and pop tunes, the trio has taken instant success from TikTok to fan-favorite status on America’s Got Talent and a variety of concert stages nationwide.



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




Jon Batiste by David Needleman

Jon Batiste


Thursday, September 22,
8 PM*


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



Jon Batiste premieres his latest opus, a culmination of more than a century of Black brilliance at Carnegie Hall. In American Symphony, the Oscar-winning composer salutes musical visionaries—such as Duke Ellington, James Reese Europe, Mahalia Jackson, and Nina Simone—who once stood on the very stage upon which he concludes his Perspectives series.

Limited availability. Call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 for more information.



*Originally scheduled for Saturday, May 7, the world premiere of Jon Batiste’s American Symphony will now take place on Thursday, September 22 at 8 PM. Tickets for the original date will still be honored.

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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


Every Opening Night at Carnegie Hall is a piece of history, and limited concert-only tickets are available starting at $75!



Complete your glamorous evening and experience one of New York City’s premier social events with the option of attending either a pre-concert cocktail reception at Carnegie Hall or a post-concert, black-tie gala dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street. 

Individual gala tickets start at $1,000 and are available to purchase on our website. Make your reservation today for prime concert seating and a festive party!


Opening Night Gala Lead Sponsor: PwC

Opening Night Gala Dinner Sponsor: Kirkland & Ellis LLP




Ensemble Connect by Fadi Kheir

Ensemble Connect



Artistry. Education. Advocacy. Entrepreneurship.


Join the 2023–2025 class of Ensemble Connect! This paid, two-year fellowship is seeking exemplary chamber music performers, dedicated teachers, and passionate advocates to lead the next generation of 21st-century musicians. 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2022


Hilary Hahn by Michael Poehn

Hilary Hahn



We add another round of new programs and monthly curated highlights to Carnegie Hall+ in just a few days. While you wait, enjoy a preview of Destination-Worthy Music Festivals that you can visit on demand.

Carnegie Hall+ is a constantly expanding, passionately curated service that brings you the finest concerts, operas, dance, documentaries, family programs, and more for on-demand viewing on Spectrum, Verizon Fios, and the Apple TV app.





The MET Orchestra by Chris Lee

The MET Orchestra



There has never been a better time to become a member. Join today to support Carnegie Hall. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including priority ticket on-sale periods, event invites, discounts, and special offers throughout the year.


School of Thought Showcase by Fadi Kheir

School of Thought Showcase



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Photography: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage by Jeff Goldberg / Esto, Batiste by David Needleman, Nézet-Séguin by Hans van der Woerd, Trifonov by Dario Acosta / DG, Ensemble Connect by Fadi Kheir, Hahn by Michael Poehn, The MET Orchestra by Chris Lee, School of Thought Showcase by Fadi Kheir.

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