The concert featured the New York Philharmonic under the baton of music director Alan Gilbert.
Joining them were pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Gil Shaham and cellist Yo-Yo Ma as guest soloists in Beethoven's "Triple Concerto." Multiple Tony winner Audra McDonald performed the songs of Duke Ellington. Rounding out the program were Dvorák’s "Carnival Overture" and Gershwin's "An American in Paris," which had its premiere at Carnegie Hall in 1928.
The gala benefited Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programs and included a dinner-dance at The Plaza with the artists following the concert.
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