Carnegie Hall Anniversary Concert, Featuring Audra McDonald, Broadcast on PBS May 31

News   Carnegie Hall Anniversary Concert, Featuring Audra McDonald, Broadcast on PBS May 31 The May 5 concert celebrating Carnegie Hall's 120th anniversary, which was recorded for nationwide broadcast on PBS, makes its debut in the New York metropolitan area as part of WNET's "Great Performances" series May 31 at 8 PM ET. Check local listings.

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald Photo by Michael Wilson

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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