Great Performances: Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert

May 25th, 2011

On May 31, Great Performances celebrates the 120th anniversary of Carnegie Hall with  a concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, along with special guests, pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Gil Shaham, and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald.

The concert features the works of Beethoven, Dvořák, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin. The evening’s program includes Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56, and Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing.”

Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Concert airs Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. on Great Performances.

Check out photos from the concert: