On May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall opened its doors for its first concert, featuring the Symphony Society and the Oratorio Society performing under the direction of Walter Damrosch and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Andrew Carnegie lent his name, his business expertise and a good deal of money to further the life-long hopes of many artists. Carnegie Hall, a name that is instantly recognized as an international standard and symbol of excellence, has been host to all of the world's great orchestras, ensembles, conductors and soloists.
Carnegie Hall881 7th Ave.
NY, NY 10019
Ticket prices Carnegie Hall: $68, $55, $40, $30, $16.
Tickets Weill Recital Hall: $32; $14 for students/seniors.
In mid-May of 1986, Carnegie Hall closed its doors for 28 weeks to begin the most extensive renovation and restoration in its history. On December 15, 1986, the doors opened to a dazzled audience at a Gala Re-Opening Benefit. Concert-goers now enjoy the enlarged and renovated main lobby, new elevators and expanded box-office facilities; and the Main Hall restored to its original 19th century splendor, with comfortable new seats, and the warmth and grandeur of its famous acoustics.
The 1990-91 Centennial Season celebrated the Hall's 100th birthday with appearances by an unparalleled roster of more than 100 American and international orchestras and soloists. In 1995-96, Carnegie Hall presents another season of dazzling events, continuing its second century of greatness.