Check Out Last Night's Swank Party Featuring John Paulson And Ken Griffin

Yo Yo Ma, orchestra

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Yesterday was a big night on the New York City social calendar. The Whitney Museum of American Art held its annual fall gala and Carnegie Hall celebrated both its 120th anniversary and the start of its new season with an opening night soiree. Both events were attended by distinguished members of the entertainment, arts and business industry.Those in attendance at events included John Paulson, Ken Griffin, and Sandy Weill.

According to Bloomberg, the Whitney event raised $3.2 million and treated their guests to a performance by Los Angeles band Fitz and the Tantrums after dessert. The gala honored New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins.

Carnegie Hall, on the other hand, raised $2.8 million and started its 120th year with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia. Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed with the group.

At the Whitney - Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel LLC, and wife Anne Dias-Griffin, managing partner at Aragon Global Management

John Paulson, founder of Paulson & Co, with wife Jenny Paulson on far right

Glenn Fuhrman, co-founder of MSD Capital, with wife Amanda

At Carnegie Hall - Sandy Weill, former CEO of Citigroup and chairman of Carnegie Hall, with wife Joan

David grey, Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia, and wife Maria

Mary Klein, a partner at Ernst & Young

Meanwhile, back at the Whitney - Fitz and the Tantrums finished off the night by playing a long set.

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