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From the Carnegie Hall Archives: Opening Night 1891

On May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall opened its doors for the first time, ushering in a new standard for the presentation of live music and public events in New York City.

Now 120 years later—in the first of a new series—Carnegie Hall's Museum Director and Archivist Gino Francesconi provides a fascinating and entertaining insight into the Hall's first Opening Night, using some of the earliest and rarest artifacts from the Archives.




More information about Carnegie Hall's history and Archives is available here. 


May 5 120th Anniversary Gala
History of the Hall  

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