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Friday, April 06, 2018


Pianist Tianqi Du

Pianist Tianqi Du presents Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Avenue, NYC on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 7:30pm. Tickets, priced at $20 and $30, can be purchased online or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or by visiting the Carnegie Hall Box Office.

Tianqi Du performs internationally in China, Germany, Israel, and additional countries. While studying at the New England Conservatory, Mr. Du is dedicated to research and performance of the music of J. S. Bach.

Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, written for harpsichord, consists of a set of 30 variations bookended by two statements of an aria in G major One of the most important examples of variation form, the work is named for one of Bach's students, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who is often credits the first performer. Golberg Variations is often referred to as the most ambitious composition ever written for keyboard history.


Through recitals and concertos performed with orchestras globally in cities like Beijing, Berlin, Torun, and Jerusalem, Tianqi Du has received more than a dozen of international piano awards including German Steinway Youth Piano Competition, The American San Jose International Youth Piano Competition, Japan Asia Chopin Piano Competition at the young age. He created a piano experimental film Libido Fantasy, which leads to a huge impact on Chinese social media. Later on, he composed the theme music for FIS World Cup of Freestyle Skiing Aerials, with the performance at the Chinese National Stadium Bird's Nest. After joining New England Conservatory of Master of Music with scholarship, he has been dedicated to research and performance on J.S.Bach's works and hopes to bring his pursuit and understanding to more audience on the music of J.S.Bach.

He is the fellow apprentice of the famous Chinese piano educator, Professor Dan Zhaoyi. Currently during his master life, he is the student of Meng-Chieh Liu.

Friday, March 24, 2017



Photographs By: Patrick McMullan

Rita Cosby

Anton Segerstrom With Terry J. Lundgren

Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California’s South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Macy’s CEO and Chairman Terry J. Lundgren offered welcoming remarks on behalf of Elizabeth Segerstrom, the glamorous and gracious hostess of the event honoring the life of her husband, who passed away in 2015. Lundgren also introduced world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming who sang a Puccini aria followed by a beautiful and emotionally affecting “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which Fleming knew to be Segerstrom’s favorite from her long friendship with the family.

Anton Segerstrom With Renee Fleming And Elizabeth Segerstrom

Angela Lauren
Guests included H.E. Nassir and Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Charles Askegard, Prosper Assouline, Michele Ateyeh, Yanna Avis, Laurie Bodor, Ashley Bouder, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Cece Cord, Rita Cosby, Tom Costello, Drew Damman, Tiffany Dubin, Maxim and Irina Dvorovenko, Lanessa Elrod, Chip Fisher, Olivia Flatto, Christopher Forbes, Francine LeFrak & Rick Friedberg, Michele Gerber Klein, Delphine and Guillaume Gesquiere, Michael Gould, Catherine Hall, Maria Hall Brown, Catharine Hamilton, Gregory & Margaret Hedberg, John Buffalo Mailer, Kevin McKenzie, Chris Minev, Aldo Moschini, Lami Oladipo, Daniel Paltridge, Cole Rumbaugh, Andy Russell, Dame Jillian Sackler, Anton Segerstrom, Stephanie Stokes, Timothy and Susan Straider, Ty Woodson and Judy Zankel.

The evening began with the New York premiere of a PBS film about Segerstrom’s life screened at the Directors Guild of America Theater, introduced by its producer Maria Hall-Brown. The documentary tells the story of how Segerstrom and his family developed their Orange County lima bean fields and dairy farm into South Coast Plaza, the luxury shopping center in Orange County celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Fern Mallis With Michael Gould And Sarah Moss

Renee Fleming
The film “Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining the Future,” which premieres on New York’s public television stations on Friday, March 31 at 10:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and Sunday, April 2 at 10 p.m. on WLIW21, includes recent recollections and archival footage of many of world-renowned men and women who knew Segerstrom as a business partner, patron of the arts and architecture, luxury retail innovator, and friend. They include Cesar Pelli, Isamu Noguchi, Misty Copeland, Bruce Nordstrom, Valery Gergiev, Frank Gehry, Michael Gould, Rudolf Nureyev, and Peter Walker, and many others. The retail and fashion leaders in the audience have some of their brands’ most profitable stores among the 250 boutiques at the destination retail center, which Lundgren called “the best in the country” and enjoys annual revenue of more than $1.8 billion. The NYC arts world admires the Segerstroms for their support of cultural institutions like Carnegie Hall and American Ballet Theater, as well as the world-renowned performing arts center that bears the Segerstrom name. Henry Segerstrom served on the board of Carnegie Hall, as well as many other New York-based corporate and cultural boards. He was awarded the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence 2010.

Lucia Hwong Gordon

Henry Segerstrom and the Segerstrom family donated gifts of land and significant funding first to South Coast Repertory Theater, the first arts organization based on what would evolve to become Segerstrom Center for the Arts. SCR won which later won the Tony Award for best repertory theater and commissioned and premiered plays that later played on Broadway, including “Three Days of Rain,” “Vietgone,” “The Beard of Avon” and Pulitzer Prize winner “Wit.”

The RenĂ©e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall debuted in 2006 by presenting Wagner’s Ring Cycle in its entirety. TheMariinsky Theater production included the Kirov Opera, Orchestra and Ballet in residence in Orange County, and featured Placido Domingo singing Siegmund in "Die Walkuere."

And in March 2017, Segerstrom Hall featured the world premiere of ABT’s “Whipped Cream.” The new ballet choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky that features stunning set and costume design by pop-surrealist visionary Mark Ryden will have it’s New York debuts May 20 as part of ABT’s 2017 Spring Gala on Monday, May 22. Elizabeth Segerstrom, who is often in New York at the Central Park apartment she shared with her husband Henry, is a chair of the event, as she was for ABT’s 75th anniversary gala in 2015. To learn more:

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Chita Rivera

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present CHITA: NOWADAYS, marking the first time Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA will headline the iconic venue Carnegie Hall, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. 

The two-time Tony Award winner will welcome guests Alan Cumming and Andy Karl, with other leading men to be announced. CHITA: NOWADAYS - which features signature favorites, new selections and special collaborations with her guests, plus a very unique version of the West Side Story classic "America" - will be directed by Graciela Daniele with music director Michael Croiter leading a 15-piece band. Tickets are now on sale August 11 at

Ms. Rivera commented: "I'm absolutely thrilled to play one of the most prestigious venues in the world, Carnegie Hall. We're going to have a ball!"

"Chita is a national treasure, musical theater goddess, and as anyone who knows her can attest, one incredible lady," says producer Daniel Nardicio. "Once I tackled Carnegie Hall with Alan Cumming and we nailed it with a sold-out show, speaking with friend, and Chita's music director, Michael Croiter we came up with the idea to honor Chita's career in a huge celebration." 

Friday, October 09, 2015


Jean Shafiroff Outside Carnegie Hall

The Annual Carnegie Hall Gala raised over $4.5 million for world famed Carnegie Hall. Jean Shafiroff was caught by the subway station wearing a beautiful fashion gown by designer Oscar de la Renta.Now this is the way to ride the subway!

Photo By: Lieba Nesis

Monday, March 23, 2015



The Collegiate Chorale

The Collegiate Chorale concludes its 2014-2015 season with the U.S. Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or the Box Office at 57th and Seventh.

The Road of Promise is a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's epic 1937 stage spectacle, The Eternal Road, led by Tony Award-winning conductor/director Ted Sperling and featuring a cast of world-renowned singers and a 200-voice chorus and symphony orchestra. Like the original stage work, The Road of Promise combines a story about a synagogue under threat of persecution with defining stories from the Old Testament. As the congregation awaits their fate, a 13-year old boy appears who knows nothing of his Jewish heritage or faith. The Rabbi enlightens him and gives the community strength by recounting the stories of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Miriam, Moses, Ruth, Isaiah, and more, all of which come alive through Weill's magnificent musical score. The young boy listens to the stories unfold and emerges as the new hope for his people.

The concert will feature Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Delavan, Philip Cutlip, AJ Glueckert, and Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists/Winners Lauren Michelle, Megan Marino, and Justin Hopkins, with Conductor/Director Ted Sperling and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Video Projections by Wendall Harrington and Lighting Design by Frances Aronson.

Friday, November 14, 2014


Eric Idle

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets start at $30 and are available at, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or at the Box Office at 57th and Seventh.

From the creators for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot, Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's movie The Life of Brian. Described by Eric Idle as "Baroque-N-Roll," Not The Messiah features a lively pastiche of musical styles ranging from pop, country, and Broadway to doo-wop, hip hop, and Greek chorus. Hit songs include "Hail to the Shoe," "We Love Sheep," and the audience favorite and sing-along "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

Not the Messiah will feature Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch, Lauren Worsham, and William Ferguson with Conductor/Director Ted Sperling, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and NY Metro Pipe Band (Brendan Gomez, James M. Feeney, Donal Morrisey, Scott M. Gajdos).

"I'm delighted to be working with Orchestra of St. Luke's," said Ted Sperling, artistic director of The Collegiate Chorale. "We have had the pleasure of working together at the Caramoor Festival recently, and I could tell immediately that they started as a chamber music group. The level of care and responsibility that each musician takes in bringing the performance to life is striking, and the way the musicians communicate within the group is more typical of a string quartet than an orchestra. OSL plays with a vitality and sense of style that is a joy for a conductor... the inspiration flows in both directions."

In addition to the concert, The Collegiate Chorale will host its annual Fall Gala on December 15. For more information on the Gala, please call 646-435-9052.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Once Upon A Dream

“You’re never too old and it’s never too late.” That’s the message in the music of Judith Whitmore, Billy Grubman, Lynn O’Hearn Wagner and Frances Young Bennett, a vocal group from Southern California who will present their debut concert at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on October 12, 2014. The concert, Once Upon A Dream, will feature solo and group performances of Broadway melody favorites by Gershwin, Porter, and Sondheim and will benefit the Dream Street Foundation, which provides camping programs for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

Sharing a passion for singing since childhood, the group agrees the road to Carnegie Hall has been a worthwhile yet uphill climb. Even for Frances, the group’s only professional singer who the Los Angeles Times hailed “a soprano of sheer purity,” performing on stage at the legendary concert hall was a distant dream. “I was just doing the only thing I knew how to do,” Frances said, referring to her career path. “But I had people who helped and supported me and it worked out. I am so honored and grateful to be a part of this group.”

As for the others, diverging roads took them in directions devoid of the stage for decades. Judith, who in college sang background vocals for Capitol Records, substituted her dream with a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and became a jet pilot and best-selling novelist of Come Fly with Me. Her brother, Billy, spent 40 years in the boardrooms of corporate America; and Lynn, Judy’s neighbor, built a career in advertising before returning to her passion.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Andrew Rannells

On March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway’s most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley were previously slated to perform but are unable to appear due to scheduling conflicts.

Steven Reineke says, "I'm excited to welcome Stephanie and Andrew back on stage at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops. We're going to celebrate their wonderful talents in a program featuring some of Broadway's most beloved selections." The dynamic program will feature selections from West Side Story, Carousel, Ragtime, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and more.

The New York Pops’ 2013-2014 season continues with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night In Hollywood, highlighting some of film’s most iconic scores, on April 4, 2014, 8:00 PM at Carnegie Hall. The season culminates with the 31st Birthday Gala, honoring composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman; director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman; and real estate leader Paul J. Massey, Jr., Massey Knakal Realty Services, on April 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Carnegie Hall.


Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She most recently starred as Sheryl Hoover in the Off-Broadway production of Little Miss Sunshine written by James Lapine and William Finn. She received both a Drama Desk and Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Other Broadway credits include Anything Goes and 9 to 5: The Musical, for which she earned a Drama Desk nomination. She created the roles of Grace O'Malley in The Pirate Queen and Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman). Ms. Block is best known for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway company of Wicked. She also originated the role in the first national tour, for which she won numerous awards, including the prestigious Helen Hayes Award. Ms. Block has sung with numerous orchestras including The New York Pops, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch), Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Pops, among many others.

Andrew Rannells is best known for his breakout role as Elder Price in Broadway’s smash hit musical The Book of Mormon, which was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park” fame along with Robert Lopez of Avenue Q. The Book of Mormon received 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and on the 2011 Tony Awards telecast Rannells brought down the house with his performance of “I Believe.” For his work in The Book of Mormon Rannells received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League award nominations. He also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album for the cast recording of The Book of Mormon. He can currently be seen in third season of HBO’s Golden Globe-winning comedy series “Girls,” from producers Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow. Last year Rannells starred as Bryan Collins in Ryan Murphy's groundbreaking series “The New Normal” for NBC. Rannells is a native of Omaha, Nebraska.

Thursday, January 31, 2013



Chris Botti

On October 4, 2013, The New York Pops orchestra – famous for presenting popular programs with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality – will launch its 31st season, a Carnegie Hall series celebrating the stylistic diversity of some of popular music’s greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke – described by The New York Times as a “polished, welcoming host” who is “young and vigorous, with a playful attitude” – will lead the orchestra in a highly anticipated concert season including a night of jazz standards revitalized by international trumpet sensation Chris Botti; a tribute to big band legend Benny Goodman with Montego Glover and clarinetist Dave Bennett; a jolly holiday concert with stage star Ashley Brown; an intimate evening with Broadway’s Golden Couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley; and a season closer featuring the orchestra and some of the most beloved music written for the silver screen.

Monday, November 05, 2012



Pink Martini: Joy to the World

On December 14 and 15, 2012 at 8:00pm, The New York Pops will present an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Pink Martini: Joy to the World. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke – described by The New York Times as a “polished, welcoming host” who is “young and vigorous, with a playful attitude” – will lead the orchestra in a seasonal celebration featuring guest artists Pink Martini as they perform festive favorites from their album Joy to World.

The concert program will feature favorite holiday tunes like “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Ocho Kandelikas,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” and “We Three Kings.” The performance will also include musical highlights from famed composers Maurice Ravel, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Irving Berlin.

Photo Courtesy Of: New York Pops

Wednesday, October 03, 2012



The New York Pops

On November 9, 2012, The New York Pops orchestra will be the star of the performance at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke – described by The New York Times as a “polished, welcoming host” who is “young and vigorous, with a playful attitude” – will lead the orchestra in a highly-anticipated performance featuring a program of popular and familiar classical repertoire.

The concert program features music from some of the world’s most beloved composers, including Respighi’s “The Pines of the Appian Way” from The Pines of Rome, Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero”, Claude Debussy‘s “Claire de Lune”, and Tchaikovsky’s “Festival Overture in E-flat major, Op. 49” from The Year 1812. The concert will feature soloists from the orchestra, including concertmaster Cenovia Cummins and principal cellist David Heiss.