• Learn more about the amazing people and memorable events that have enlivened Carnegie Hall since its opening in 1891.

    Read about the young conductor who convinced one of the world’s richest men to build a music hall in an undeveloped section of upper Manhattan, the performers who brought Carnegie Hall to prominence, and the crisis that helped shape Carnegie Hall into the dynamic non-profit music organization it is today. If you’re a researcher, take a look at the list of materials available in the Carnegie Hall Archives.

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    Carnegie Hall Then and Now (PDF)

    Notable Events

    Building History


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  • Carnegie Hall Treasures
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    Purchase the story of the world's most famous musical institution.
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  • Digital Archives Project
    Digital Archives Project
    Carnegie Hall’s Archives has embarked upon a multi-year initiative that will preserve and digitize most of the Hall’s historic collections.
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    Rose Museum
    Rose Museum
    Explore our history through displays of artifacts and memorabilia.
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    Help Build Our Collections
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    Have anything related to our history? We would love your contribution.
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