On December 14, “An Evening with Sting: Symphonicities,” a gala benefit concert, was held at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, for a great turnout. It featured multi-Grammy-winning artist Sting.
As the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took the Carnegie Hall stage, Sting was greeted with a warm standing ovation from the New York audience. He was backed by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, which was under the musical direction of conductor Rob Mathes, who was also responsible for its musical arrangements.He began his set with “Englishman in New York,” where he had the crowd clapping along with him. “Thank you so much,” Sting said, prior to praising Carnegie Hall for being a “hallowed, sacred venue,” which is known for its “unique magic.”Speaking of magic, he immediately broke into his second song “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” which he dedicated to his manager, Kathryn Schenker, and thanked her for her gratitude and love. This was a bittersweet moment since the acclaimed musician noted that this was the last night that Schenker would be his manager after many years together.
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