Experience A Piece Of History - At Carnegie Hall
Located at 57th Street and 7th Avenue in Midtown New York City, Carnegie Hall opened its doors in 1891. The building was a labor of love for wealthy steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie, who constructed it for both his appreciation of music and wife, Louise.
Known as one of the finest concert venues in the world, the most renowned classical music ensembles, conductors and soloists of their time have performed there. It has also hosted greats of Jazz, Pop and World Music, as well as comedians and famed orators like Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, and Booker T. Washington.
Unfortunately, Carnegie Hall’s history hasn’t always been harmonious. In later years, the venue was sold to a developer who intended to demolish the building and replace it with a commercial skyscraper. Saved by public outcry, Carnegie Hall was purchased by the City of New York and designated a National Historic Landmark. It was at that point that the Carnegie Hall Corporation was formed to run the hall and oversee operations, maintenance, programming and the organization’s education initiatives.