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Guide to Carnegie Hall

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© Carnegie Hall
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Address881 7th Ave, New York,
New York City
NY NY 10019
United States
ContainsStern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Weill Recital Hall
Zankel Hall
Resnick Education Wing
Google maps40° 45' 54.058" N 73° 58' 47.640" W
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Biography

Since 1891, New York City's Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance. Its walls have echoed with applause for the world's outstanding classical music artists, as well as the greatest popular musicians and many prominent dancers, authors, social crusaders, and world figures that have appeared on its stages.

Today, the venue remains a pre-eminent concert hall and a vital, active cultural destination for performers and audiences. Carnegie Hall presents more than 170 performances by the world's finest artists each season on its three great stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall — with offerings ranging from orchestral concerts, chamber music, and solo recitals to jazz, world, and popular music. In addition to Carnegie Hall’s presentations, the venue is also home to close to 500 independently produced events each year. Complementing its performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that serve more than 350,000 people in New York City, across the US, and around the world annually, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.

For more information about Carnegie Hall, visit the Carnegie Hall website.

FOCUS ON MUSIC EDUCATION
Link Up in action © Chris Lee

Carnegie Hall “Links Up” the concert hall and classroom

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute is introducing young people all over the world to orchestral music with its Link Up programme. 
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New York CityLawrence Brownlee & Myra Huang

© David White
Sorey, Schumann
Lawrence Brownlee; Myra Huang

New York CityDaniil Trifonov & the Kremerata Baltica

Daniil Trifonov & the Kremerata Baltica
Chopin
Kremerata Baltica; Daniil Trifonov; Gidon Kremer; Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė

New York CityDaniil Trifonov with Kremerata Baltica & Gautier Capuçon

© Stefan Cohen
Chopin
Kremerata Baltica; Daniil Trifonov; Gautier Capuçon

New York CityEvgeny Kissin & the Emerson String Quartet

© Sasha Gusov
Mozart, Fauré, Dvořák
Paul Watkins; Evgeny Kissin; Emerson String Quartet; Eugene Drucker; Philip Setzer
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Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

Erin Morley (Cunegonde) © Chris Lee
Candide is a witty satiric fable, intelligent, literary but not to a fault, and vastly entertaining. Created by a team of collaborators who fell out at different times in the work’s 52 year history – at one point or another, Lillian Hellman, Richard Wilbur, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Stephen Sondheim and, of course, composer Leonard Bernstein had a hand in it – it is unique in the operat
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A Boston Symphony performance marked by Mahler’s shadow

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
At Carnegie Hall Jean-Yves Thibaudet successfully brought forward the mercurial character of Bernstein's music, while Andris Nelsons highlighted details in Shostakovich. 
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Dreamscapes in New York

American Composers Orchestra and George Manahan © Steve J Sherman
With classical works by jazz artists Iverson, Lehman and Assad, American Composers Orchestra wound up its fortieth anniversary season, and looked ahead to continued adventures in diversity.
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A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan

Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
Kirill Petrenko’s second night at Carnegie Hall packed a punch as the orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper delved deep into Strauss’ score, supporting an impressive cast of singers.
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A remarkable, long-overdue debut at Carnegie Hall

Kirill Petrenko © Wilfried Hösl
Kirill Petrenko paid attention to details that many times get lost.
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Bicket and The English Concert leave Carnegie Hall thrilled

Iestyn Davies (Rinaldo) © Chris Lee
Even without stage machinery or sets, The English Concert’s performance of Handel’s Rinaldo was enchanting. 
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Quatuor Ébène shines in rarely performed and standard repertoire

Quatuor Ébène © Julien Mignot
Ébène Quartet’s musical ebb and flow brings to mind Proust’s words to Fauré, that he was “intoxicated by his music”.  
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