Photos: Manhattan School of Music Celebrated 100 Years With Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall Followed by Dinner at The Onyx Room

May 2, 2019
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MSM’s Centennial Celebration was hosted by Alec Baldwin, conducted by
MSM Distinguished Visiting Artist Maestro Leonard Slatkin, and featured Susan Graham, Terence Blanchard, Glenn Dicterow, Olga Kern,André-Michel Schub, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Kent Tritle, George Manahan, among 325 performers drawn from the distinguished ranks of the MSM extended family.

Manhattan School of Music’s Centennial – explored, noted, and amplified through a range of programs during the 2018-19 season – reached a celebratory crescendo this April with the MSM Centennial Gala Concert at Carnegie Call and the Gala Dinner that followed, across 57th Street at the Park Hyatt’s Onyx Room. 
 

“The milestone of 100 years is both a culmination and a new beginning,” said James Gandre, President of Manhattan School of Music.  “But most of all, for the extended MSM Community and for our audiences, MSM’s Centennial has been a season-long celebration of excellence, an extended festival that culminated in the Centennial Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall.”

Event host Alec Baldwin, who received an Honorary Doctorate from MSM in 2012 and is one of classical music’s most popular champions, joined MSM Distinguished Visiting Artist conductor Leonard Slatkin and the MSM Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall for a sold-out musical celebration of 100 years of Manhattan School of Music.  The multi-faceted evening featured selections of classical music, jazz, opera, and musical theater – the pillars of the MSM curriculum – performed by a roster of artists drawn from the distinguished ranks of the MSM community.  The evening featured: Susan Graham (MM ’87, HonDMA ’08); Grammy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard (HonDMA ’17, MSM Board of Trustees); violinist and former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow (Chair, MSM Orchestral Performance Program); award-winning pianist Olga Kern (MSM Faculty); pianist André-Michel Schub (MSM Faculty), Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prizewinner Kelly Hall-Tompkins (MM ’95, HonDMA ’17); MSM Director of Choral Activities Kent Tritle; and MSM Director of Orchestral Activities George Manahan (BM ’73, MM ’76).  In all, 325 MSM alumni, faculty, and current students performed.

Following the concert, performers and guests crossed 57th Street for a sumptuous dinner celebration at thePark Hyatt’s Onyx Room, whose back-lit walls were festooned with colorful “MSM 100” decals and whose tables were alive with spring florals.

(Photo Credit: Anna Yatskevich)

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