Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Free and Ticketed Concerts This Week (and Beyond!)


Carnegie Hall | At a Glance


Tonight, don’t miss the first of this week’s two performances by The Met Orchestra! In these special performances, the orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera takes center stage with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and star soloists in works by Brahms, Mozart, Wagner, Debussy, Bartók, and Jessie Montgomery. Tonight’s program features world-renowned soprano Lisette Oropesa.

Plus, scroll down for upcoming free concerts, tours of the Hall, one of our top-10 most popular programs on Carnegie Hall+, and more.


Upcoming Events


Natalie Tenenbaum

Natalie Tenenbaum


Thursday, June 13 at 5 PM


Times Square | Manhattan


Carnegie Hall Citywide



Abe Nouri, Bass, Synthesizer, Trombone, and Vocals
Avishai Rozen, Drums
Duv Zaragoza, Vocals
Shawn Randall, Vocals


Free Event


Enjoy a mesmerizing performance by critically acclaimed composer, pianist, music producer, and singer-songwriter Natalie Tenenbaum. In her solo piano performances—called “sparkling” and “consistently invigorating” by The New York Times—Tenenbaum breaks boundaries between classical composition, popular storytelling, and improvisational jazz, creating an experience not to be missed.


Yannick Nézet-Séguin by George Etheredge, Elīna Garanča by Deutsche Grammophon, Christian Van Horn by Simon Pauly

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Elīna Garanča, Christian Van Horn


Friday, June 14 at 8 PM  


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Elīna Garanča, Mezzo-Soprano
Christian Van Horn, Bass-Baritone


The orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera performs a suitably dramatic program in its final concert of our season, beginning with the stormy overture to Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. The suite from Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande follows, featuring music from all five acts of the opera. Metropolitan Opera stars Elīna Garanča and Christian Van Horn then join in a complete concert performance of Bartók’s one-act expressionist opera Bluebeard’s Castle.





The Pedrito Martinez Group by Danielle Moir

Pedrito Martinez


Saturday, June 15 at 6 PM


Robert F. Smith Center for the Performing Arts at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park | Manhattan


Carnegie Hall Citywide



Pedrito Martinez, Percussion and Lead Vocals
Manny Marquez, Percussion and Background Vocals 
Ahmed Alom, Keyboard and Background Vocals 
Sebastian Natal, Electric Bass and Background Vocals 
Xito Lovell, Trombone and Background Vocals


Free Event


Experience an irresistible blend of Afro-Latin music, jazz, and funk, led by Cuban-born and New York–based bandleader, vocalist, composer, and percussion virtuoso Pedrito Martinez. His Grammy Award–nominated Pedrito Martinez Group is a true New York powerhouse, a band that grooves so hard it makes Martinez’s breathtaking rhythmic feats seem effortless.


Juneteenth Celebration by Stephanie Berger

Juneteenth Celebration


Wednesday, June 19 at 7 PM


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



All American Freedom Day 2024: The Year of Justice, Peace, and Love


Healing of the Nations Foundation in association with Carnegie Hall

Juneteenth honors the beginning of our nation’s true independence—the freedom for all members of the reunited nation after the American Civil War. Join Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., notable honorees, distinguished speakers, and renowned artists for this national celebration of Black culture.

Free tickets are available at the Box Office starting tomorrow (June 12), subject to availability. A free livestream will also be available to viewers worldwide.





Sean Jones by Todd Rosenberg, Alicia Olatuja by Harrison Weinstein Photography

Sean Jones, Alicia Olatuja


Saturday, July 20 at 8 PM 


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



Sean Jones, Artistic Director, Bandleader, and Trumpet

with Special Guest
Alicia Olatuja, Vocals


Hear the brand-new lineup of NYO Jazz—Carnegie Hall’s internationally renowned big band of top young American jazz musicians—as they perform with Alicia Olatuja, a genre-crossing vocalist who has worked with such artists as BeBe Winans, Chaka Khan, and Christian McBride.


tour by Fadi Kheir



Did you know you can take a tour of Carnegie Hall? Hear our world-famous acoustics for yourself while you walk through the landmark building on a one-hour guided tour. Our website is updated weekly with new tour times.



Visiting Presenters


New England Symphonic Ensemble by Mike Violago

New England Symphonic Ensemble


Sunday, June 16 at 2 PM


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



The performance features a work by composer-conductor Jordan Lee, followed by Durante’s Magnificat a 4 and a piece by Thomas Yackley and Thomas Gorman.


Presented by MidAmerica Productions.


Girma Yifrashewa


Monday, June 17 at 7:30 PM


Zankel Hall



Peace Unto Ethiopia: An Anthology of Original Works and Tributes


The performance features a fusion of Ethiopian and other African folk melodies with Western art music.


Presented by African Symposium LLC.





New England Symphonic Ensemble by Mike Violago

New England Symphonic Ensemble


Sunday, June 23 at 2 PM


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



The New England Symphonic Ensemble performs a variety of choral works with participating choirs and distinguished soloists.


Presented by MidAmerica Productions.


Leticia Moreno, Violin, and Soloists from the Orchestra of Madrid's Teatro Real


Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM


Zankel Hall



Violinist Leticia Moreno performs a program that pairs Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.


Presented by Teatro Real / Royal Opera of Madrid.



From Our Friends


Friday, June 21 at 7 PM 


Miller Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music 



In honor of Make Music Day, Art Song Preservation Society of New York presents this free concert of Japanese art songs with sopranos Yuriko Nonaka and Manami Hattori and pianist Akiko Hosaki.


Friday, June 21 at 8 PM 


Symphony Space | Manhattan 



Don’t miss this special NYC appearance by the Grammy-nominated group called “a portable Mardi Gras dance party” (Rolling Stone).





Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake by Milenko Badzic

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake



A Top-10 “Must-See” Program on Carnegie Hall+


Carnegie Hall+ offers the most extensive collection of history-making concerts, operas, dance, and documentaries today, featuring programs recorded both here at the Hall and on many of the world’s greatest stages.

This week, we’re highlighting another of the channel’s top-10 most popular programs: a landmark revival of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake featuring Rudolf Nureyev’s career-defining choreography. 


Michael Feinstein by Chris Lee

Michael Feinstein



Entertainer extraordinaire Michael Feinstein takes the Carnegie Hall Big Band and Carnegie Hall Ensemble on the road for a national tour of Because of You: My Tribute to Tony Bennett, following the program’s sold-out debut at Carnegie Hall. With tunes made famous by Feinstein’s close friend—including “Because of You,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” and “New York State of Mind”—this concert celebrates the songs and stories of the legendary Tony Bennett, whose career spanned more than seven decades, featuring what Feinstein calls “a body of work surpassed by none.”





Hélène Grimaud by Chris Lee

Hélène Grimaud



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Joyce DiDonato Master Class by Chris Lee

Joyce DiDonato Master Class



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Carnegie Hall Citywide

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

Additional support provided by Northwell Health, Official Healthcare Partner of Carnegie Hall.

NYO Jazz

Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, 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 Veronica Atkins, Mercedes T. Bass, Ronald E. Blaylock and Petra Pope, Clive and Anya Gillinson, 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, Beth and Joshua Nash, and David S. Winter.

NYO Jazz is made possible, in part, by an endowment grant from the Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme Foundation.



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Photography: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage by Jeff Goldberg / Esto, Nézet-Séguin by George Etheredge, Garanča by Deutsche Grammophon, Van Horn by Simon Pauly, Martinez by Danielle Moir, Juneteenth Celebration by Stephanie Berger, Jones by Todd Rosenberg, Olatuja by Harrison Weinstein, tour by Fadi Kheir, New England Symphonic Ensemble by Mike Violago, New England Symphonic Ensemble by Mike Violago, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake by Milenko Badzic, Feinstein by Chris Lee, Grimaud by Chris Lee, DiDonato Master Class by Chris Lee.

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