Soprano Jessye Norman Withdraws from Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Concert

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jessye Norman is unable to participate in Carnegie Hall's 125th gala concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Norman regrets having to withdraw from this performance due to a recent medical matter. She extends her very best wishes and greetings for a wonderful celebration of Carnegie Hall's 125 years. The rest of the concert proceeds as planned with an exciting mix of solo, chamber, and choral works, as well as opera selections and popular song, featuring appearances by Martina Arroyo, Marilyn Horne, Emanuel Ax, Michael Feinstein, Renée Fleming, Lang Lang, Isabel Leonard, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and James Taylor. Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Orchestra of St. Luke's at the gala concert, which also features the Oratorio Society of New York (Kent Tritle, Music Director).

Program Information
Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Martina Arroyo
Emanuel Ax
Michael Feinstein
Renée Fleming
Marilyn Horne
Lang Lang
Isabel Leonard
Yo-Yo Ma
Itzhak Perlman
James Taylor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor
Oratorio Society of New York
·· Kent Tritle, Music Director

Program to be announced from the stage

Gala Sponsors: Bank of America and South Coast Plaza

Gala Dinner Sponsor: LVMH

Ticket Information
Gala Benefit tickets include prime concert seating the option of attending a pre-concert Cocktail Party in the Rohatyn Room ($1,000 per person), or a post-concert Gala Dinner-Dance in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (individual tickets starting at $1,500 and tables starting at $15,000). All gala benefit tickets are available by calling the Carnegie Hall Special Events office at 212-903-9679 or online at

Concert-only tickets-priced at $100-$350-are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at

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