Have you ever experienced a concert from our Balcony? We consider it one of New York's best-kept secrets because of the amazing sound one can experience there for a surprisingly low price. It's a favorite spot for our archivist, Gino Francesconi, who notes:
“I’ve worked or sat in every location in the Hall and personally found the Balcony to be the best to enjoy the Hall’s acoustics. When I was studying conducting, not only could I focus on the individual instruments from up there, but the overall sensation was wonderful. And if a performance was spectacular, you felt it twice as much from the Balcony. Even today when I know there is going to be something special, I will sit in the Balcony by choice.”
To give you a taste of Balcony Bliss, we are running a sweepstakes this month where one grand prize winner will receive a pair of Balcony tickets to one of our 2013–2014 series (up to five concerts!). The winner can choose from more than 20 different series in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, with artists ranging from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to Kristin Chenoweth to Yo-Yo Ma. Fivesecond prize winners will also enjoy the view from on high with Balcony seats for a concert by the Mariinsky Orchestra and Music Director Valery Gergiev in October 2013.
Enter to win on Facebook or carnegiehall.org/BalconyBliss.