Carnegie Hall Presents Annual Gala Evening, The Stage of Legends, on June 3 in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Exclusive Event Includes Dinner on World’s Most Legendary Musical Stage, Plus an Intimate Performance by Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award Winning Soprano Audra McDonald

On Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents a special event: The Stage of Legends: A Gala Evening at Carnegie Hall. This extraordinary evening features a private musical performance by six-time Tony Award winner and Carnegie Hall Artist Trustee soprano Audra McDonald, winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy alongside pianist Andy Einhorn, and includes dinner on the legendary Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The evening’s Gala Chair is Sana H. Sabbagh, also joined by Gala Co-Chairs Kyung Ah and Michael B. Kim and Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler.

Since the day Carnegie Hall opened its doors on May 5, 1891, it has been the aspirational destination for the world’s greatest artists and has set the international standard for excellence in performance. From Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Mahler, and Bartók to George Gershwin, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, and The Beatles, every form of music has filled Carnegie Hall—the only prerequisite: that it be the finest. Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music. Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 600,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.

At this annual black-tie gala, now in its third year, guests will experience a rare opportunity to dine on the most celebrated musical stage in the world. A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Gala tables are priced at $100,000, $60,000, and $30,000, with individual seats at $10,000 and $5,000 each. A limited number of individual seats and tables are available. To make a reservation, please visit, call Carnegie Hall’s Special Events Office at 212-903-9679, or email

All proceeds from this gala evening benefit Carnegie Hall’s artistic and music education programs. For more information, visit