Carnegie Hall to reopen Oct 6 with Philadelphia Orchestra

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Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto)

Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage (Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto)

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will return from the coronavirus pandemic with a gala concert featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra on October 6. Carnegie has not had a performance since March 13, 2020. The gala will be led by Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and will feature pianist Yuja Wang. The program includes Valerie Coleman’s “Seven O’Clock Shout,” commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra to honor frontline workers and celebrate human connection; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.; Iman Habibi’s “Jeder Baum spricht” on the climate crisis; and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The concert is three days before the previously announced first event, tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s recital.