The festival kicks off at 7 PM Sept. 24 with a gala celebrating the start of Carnegie Hall's 118th season. The all-Bernstein evening features the San Francisco Symphony conducted by musical director Michael Tilson Thomas. Also scheduled to perform are two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, soprano Dawn Upshaw, baritone Thomas Hampson and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. "Great Performances" will present a national broadcast of the concert Oct. 29 on PBS; check local listings.
The program for the upcoming evening follows:
Symphonic dances from West Side Story
Selections from A Quiet Place, including Prelude from Act I, "You're Late," Interlude, Morning. Good morning, and Postlude from Act I
"I Can Cook Too" from On the Town
Meditation from Mass
"What a Movie!" from Trouble in Tahiti
"To What You Said" from Songfest
Selection from Fancy Free
"Gee, Officer Krupke" from West Side Story
"Ya Got Me" from On The Town
Tickets, priced $56-$190, are available by visiting www.carnegiehall.org.
Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.