Audra McDonald Hosts Live from Lincoln Center Broadcast of New York Philharmonic Gala Sept. 27

Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald hosts Live From Lincoln Center's broadcast of "The New York Philharmonic Opening Gala With Itzhak Perlman" Sept. 27; the event airs on PBS beginning at 8 PM ET.

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

The evening, which is conducted by music director Alan Gilbert, features violinist Perlman performing personal favorites, including Williams' Theme from "Schindler’s List" and Massenet’s Meditation from "Thaϊs," as well as works by Sarasate, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The broadcast, which features extended artist profiles, also includes Respighi’s "Fountains of Rome" and "Pines of Rome."

Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is one of the oldest orchestras in the world.

Live From Lincoln Center is in its 37th broadcast season. The series has received 13 Emmy Awards, most recently for the broadcast of New York City Opera's Madama Butterfly.

Singing actress McDonald recently concluded a Tony-winning run in the Tony-winning revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.