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SJP, Chelsea Clinton at Carnegie Hall gala

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, TV personality Barbara Walters and Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky were among the celebrities who helped Carnegie Hall launch its 2012-13 season Wednesday evening in New York.

Mingling with them on the red carpet were media mogul Barry Diller, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, classical singers Renee Fleming and Marilyn Horne, and activist and former model Bianca Jagger.

The were welcomed to the venerable concert hall by Chairman of the Board of Carnegie Hall Sanford Weill

The program featured the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, playing Carl Orff's popular "Carmina Burana."