“It is probable that this hall will intertwine itself with the history of our country.” The famous quote by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie upon the 1890 completion of Carnegie Hall New York has proven to be nothing short of prophetic. New York City is the cultural hub of the United States, and Carnegie Hall is the cultural mouthpiece of New York City. The countless Carnegie Hall concerts, showcasing both classical and popular artists, in addition to the numerous landmark historical speeches and rallies which have taken place in Carnegie Hall, make this venue the center of the performing world. A gig at Carnegie Hall is a simple sign that a performer or speaker is at the very forefront of his or her field.
Carnegie Hall New York, located at 57th St. and 7th Ave., is actually three halls in one: the main venue is the Isaac Stern Auditorium, named for the famous violinist, which seats 2,800. The underground Zankel Hall seats 600, and Weill Recital Hall seats 268. The acoustics in any of the halls are legendary. “It has been said that the hall itself is an instrument,” said Stern himself, referring to the way the sound quality compliments any artist’s music. It’s not about the size of the crowd (this is no Madison Square Garden ), it’s about the size of the sound.
Carnegie Hall event tickets have, over the years, adorned the names of a who’s who of history. A speech by Winston Churchill in 1901. A concert by Strauss in 1904. A rally of Suffragettes in 1909. Wilson reading the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Gershwin. The Beatles. Benny Goodman. Count Basie. The list continues, as playing one of the season’s Carnegie Hall concerts remains the goal of many up-and-coming performers.
If you want to experience any Carnegie Hall Concerts during your New York City vacation, make sure you come to the city between October and June, which is the season Carnegie Hall holds its performances. If you are looking to purchase Carnegie Hall event tickets , visit the Carnegie Hall box office between the hours of 11 and 6 on Monday through Saturday, and 12-6 on Sundays. During the summer, the box office is open Monday through Friday only from 11-6.
Carnegie Hall New York is also home to the Rose Museum, located at 154 W 57th Street on the second floor. This museum displays a history of Carnegie Hall, as well as opening the archives of Carnegie Hall New York to the public. The Rose Museum also includes many items relating to the many remarkable figures who have performed at Carnegie Hall. The Rose Museum is free during the day, and is also available on performance evenings to holders of Carnegie Hall event tickets. If you are interested in the performing arts, an afternoon spent at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Hall would be an excellent part of a New York City day trip .
Carnegie Hall concerts include special family concerts, which are very inexpensive and often include fun extras for your whole crew before the night’s performance begins. For the most accurate information, always check the web before your visit to check the calendar of events. If you can’t make it to the box office to purchase your Carnegie Hall event tickets, Carnegie Hall also offers purchases by phone for New York City travelers to reserve their tickets to an unforgettable performance.