• Every season, Carnegie Hall presents vibrant performances of historically informed repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, including operas in concert, musical gems for vocal ensembles and soloists, and works for period-instrument orchestras.

    And in the hands of some of the best practitioners, these performances demonstrate to audiences just how passionate, fiery, and virtuosic this music can be.

    Online, we present exclusive video interviews and written blog posts from key early music artists—including Harry Bicket, David Daniels, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Bernard Labadie—and music selections related to the programs they perform at the Hall.

    View a full list of the 2013–2014 early music concerts at Carnegie Hall >

  • Enjoy a range of exclusive Carnegie Hall early music-related videos.

  • Recent Blog Posts

    February 17, 2014
    Joyce DiDonato Introduces Her 2014–2015 Perspectives Series
    Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato introduces her 2014–2015 Perspectives series.
    January 29, 2014
    Welcome to Carnegie Hall's 2014–2015 Season
    Today we announced Carnegie Hall's 2014–2015 season made up of over 170 concerts featuring a remarkable range of performances by many of the world’s greatest artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, and world music.
    January 14, 2014
    David Daniels Makes The Old New Again
    WATCH | Countertenor David Daniels shares his thoughts on why Handel's operas are a hit once more with artists, presenters, and audiences.
    December 13, 2013
    Many Mandolins at The Met Museum
    Follow Avi Avital to The Metropolitan Museum of Art's André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments for insight into the mandolin's evolution and many forms in this, the second video of our Carnegie Hall Debut series.
    August 24, 2013
    Fishermen, Soldiers, Martyrs, and John the Baptist
    It may sound like the beginning of a joke, but a fisherman, a martyr, a soldier, and John the Baptist will each grace Stern Auditorium's Perelman Stage this season. These characters bring with them great drama and exciting music performed by some of the world's top operatic talents.
    March 15, 2013
    Carnegie Hall Congratulates Steinway & Sons on 160 Years of Greatness
    READ | WATCH: Carnegie Hall is delighted to salute our longtime colleagues and Midtown neighbors, Steinway & Sons, as the venerable piano-maker celebrates its 160th anniversary.
    February 21, 2013
    Countertenor David Daniels on the Popularity of Handel's Operas
    WATCH: At Carnegie Hall on February 24, David Daniels performs the title role in Handel's opera Radamisto. Here, he shares his thoughts on why Handel's operas are a hit once more with artists, presenters, and audiences.
    February 14, 2013
    Harry Bicket on the Development of Period Instrument Performance
    WATCH: Ahead of his Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage appearance with The English Concert on February 24, Harry Bicket discusses the development of period instrument performance during the past several decades and reveals his belief that attitudes towards the practice should be revised.
    February 7, 2013
    David Lang Introduces His collected stories Project
    WATCH: Carnegie Hall's 2013–2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair David Lang introduces his collected stories project, one of the major artist focuses of our recently announced 2013–2014 season.
    October 21, 2012
    Welcome to Early Music at Carnegie Hall
    NEWS | WATCH: In tandem with early music concerts at Carnegie Hall, each season we present exclusive video interviews and written blog posts online from key early music artists. Now, early music fans can access all of that great content in one place.
    October 17, 2012
    Upcoming CD Signings at Carnegie Hall: Tharaud, Petersen, DiDonato
    NEWS: The Shop at Carnegie Hall hosts CD signings with Alexander Tharaud, Marlis Petersen, and Joyce DiDonato during the next month.
    September 20, 2012
    The A to Z of Carnegie Hall: Q is for Quartet
    READ | PHOTOS | WATCH: A recent installment of the A to Z of Carnegie Hall series focused on orchestras. In this one we look at Q–for "quartet."
    September 16, 2012
    The A to Z of Carnegie Hall: O is for Orchestra
    READ: Our A to Z of Carnegie Hall series continues today with the letter O–for "Orchestra."
    June 20, 2012
    The Philadelphia Orchestra and Leopold Stokowski at Carnegie Hall
    READ: This week, The Philadelphia Orchestra marks the 100th anniversary of legendary Leopold Stokowski's assumption of the leadership of the orchestra in 1912. Both the orchestra and the maestro have a long history with Carnegie Hall.
    April 27, 2012
    András Schiff on Bach and Bartók
    WATCH: András Schiff reveals that the music of Bach has always been present in his musical life, and provides a personal and, at times, moving insight into Bartók's life, music, self-imposed and unhappy exile, and death in the US.
    March 28, 2012
    Listen Now: Carnegie Hall Live, Les Violons du Roy

    If you missed our March 25 live broadcast of Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec's performance of Bach's St. John's Passion, you can now stream the concert in its entirety.

    March 19, 2012
    Bernard Labadie on Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions
    READ: On March 25 at Carnegie Hall, Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec in a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion. In a recent Carnegie Hall interview, Maestro Labadie explained some of the differences between the St. John Passion and its famous brother, the later St. Matthew Passion.
    March 14, 2012
    North American Baroque: Bernard Labadie on Les Violons du Roy
    READ: On Sunday afternoon, Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec in a performance of Bach's St. John Passion at Carnegie Hall. In a recent Carnegie Hall interview, Maestro Labadie expanded on the history and philosophy of his orchestra.
    March 13, 2012
    The Carnegie Hall Master Class: Vocalist Elise Figa accompanied by Baroque guitar
    WATCH | READ: Vocalist Elise Figa sings a bit of repertoire that she has prepared as part of Carnegie Hall’s first early music professional training program, exploring Baroque performance practice with period instrument specialists L'Arpeggiata.
    March 5, 2012
    Christina Pluhar on Via Crucis, Ensemble Barbara Furtuna, and the Mystery Play
    READ | WATCH: In anticipation of L'Arpeggiata's Via Crucis concert on March 15, Artistic Director Christina Pluhar discusses the difficult gestation of the project, introduces Ensemble Barbara Furtuna, and explains the mystery plays that form the basis for Via Crucis.
    March 3, 2012
    Christina Pluhar on Los Impossibles and Passing on Musical Languages
    READ | WATCH: The final concert of L'Arpeggiata's four-concert Perspectives series takes place on March 17. Entitled Los Impossibles, Artistic Director Christina Pluhar expands further on the challenges of "the living Baroque" and how this project fits in with that goal.
    March 1, 2012
    Christina Pluhar on La Tarantella: Antidotum Tarantulae
    READ | WATCH: The third in L'Arpeggiata's four-concert Perspectives series on March 16 is entitled La Tarantella: Antidotum Tarantulae. Here, Artistic Director Christina Pluhar reveals the unusual origins of the tarantella and her enthusiasm for performing with singer Lucilla Galeazzi.