The Opening Night Gala of Carnegie Hall's 116th
season featured a concert with Franz Welser-Möst
and The Cleveland Orchestra.
Hall opened its 116th season with a Gala
Evening on October 4. Guests enjoyed a program
of Viennese favorites performed by Franz
Welser-Möst and The Cleveland
Orchestra in Carnegie Hall's Stern
Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Celebrated pianist Leif
Ove Andsnes and acclaimed soprano Dorothea
Röschmann joined the Orchestra as
soloists. At the post-concert dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria,
a six-piece jazz combo entertained the more than
600 guests who attended the contemporary themed
fete. The event raised more than $3.3 million to
support the artistic and education programs of
The evening was co-chaired by Mercedes and Sid
R. Bass, Clarissa and Edgar
Bronfman Jr., Joan and Sanford
I. Weill, Elizabeth and Felix
Rohatyn, Laura and John
Pomerantz, William D. Rondina, Sydney and Stanley
S. Shuman, Karin and Klaus
Jacobs, Joanne and Michael
Masin, Leni and Peter
May, Dinny and Lester
Morse, Cynthia and Thomas
P. Sculco M.D., Margaret and Ian
Smith and the Weill Family Foundation.
Joan and Sanford I. Weill.
Stanley and Sydney Shuman.
Mercedes and Sid Bass.
Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis.
Suzie Fairchild and Bruce Kovner.
Peter Brown and Barbara Walters.
Joan Weill and Judy Zankel.
Pia and James Zankel.
Clarissa Bronfman and Laura Pomerantz.
Terry and Tina Lundgren.
Adrienne and Gianluigi Vittadini.
Annette de la Renta.
Sanford I. Weill, Laura Pomerantz and Paula
Carnegie Hall executive and artistic director
Clive Gillinson and Maestro Franz Welser-Möst.