Weill Recital Hall, located on the third floor of Carnegie Hall, is an intimate, elegant place to hear music, and always has been; originally known as Chamber Music Hall, an 1891 reviewer singled it out for being “remarkable for the symmetry of its proportions and the beauty of its decorations.” Highlights from the 268-seat auditorium have included the world premiere of Charles Ives’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in 1917; groundbreaking world premiere performances by Harry Partch in 1944 and John Cage in 1946; avant-garde recitals by Yoko Ono in the 1960s; and the innovative “Jazz: The Personal Dimension” series of the late 1960s-1970s.

In 1986, the hall was renamed in recognition of the generosity of Carnegie Hall Chairman Sanford I. Weill and his wife, Joan. Among the remarkable soloists and groups that Carnegie Hall presents here is the MET Chamber Ensemble and James Levine, who have appeared each season since 1998.