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Civil Rights Leaders Speak at Carnegie Hall
Noted civil rights leaders—such as Martin Luther King Jr., W. E. B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Marcus Garvey—have all spoken at Carnegie Hall.
Carnegie Hall Premieres: Ives’s Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting”
Learn more about Charles Ives’s Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting,” and its 1946 premiere at Carnegie Hall.
Four Great Unfinished Musical Works
Learn more about unfinished pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner, and Bartók that are now considered to be masterworks.
Ten Holiday Gifts from the Carnegie Hall Shop
The Carnegie Hall Shop has you covered this holiday season with great gift ideas.
Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall
Learn more about this iconic work, first performed at Carnegie Hall on December 29, 1891.
The New York String Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall Tradition
The New York String Orchestra Seminar and its December concerts have been a beloved Carnegie Hall tradition since 1969.
An Interview with Tracy K. Smith
Former US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith discusses her reimagining of “Ode to Joy” as a contemporary meditation on community, politics, and spirit.
Why Making Music Matters
A Carnegie Hall–commissioned research paper by Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf explores the effect of music in early childhood development.
Beethoven at 250
For a composer who was born 250 years ago, Beethoven is astonishingly present. What is behind his sustained—occasionally obsessive—popularity?
Raise All Voices: Music as a Powerful Tool for Reform in the Justice System
Carnegie Hall’s innovative programs in the justice system harness the power of music to develop participants’ artistry and improve their lives and communities.
Carnegie Hall’s Stained-Glass Windows
The lesser-known history of Carnegie Hall’s stained-glass windows and the woman behind their creation.
Four American Composers to Know Better
Sexism, racism, and changing tastes forced some American composers under-the-radar. Read about four underrated composers, and listen to their work.
Celebrating Black History at Carnegie Hall
Explore this virtual exhibit, part of Google Arts & Culture’s Black Culture and History collection.
Carnegie Hall Premieres: Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” was first performed at Carnegie Hall in 1893. Learn more about the world premiere.
A Stage for Women’s SuffrageBetween 1908 and 1919, Carnegie Hall hosted many events devoted to women’s suffrage, including mass meetings, conventions, lectures, and rallies.
Diz ’n Bird at Carnegie HallDizzy Gillespie showcased the evolving genres of bebop and big band with his orchestra and soloist Charlie “Bird” Parker.
Here Lies a Man Who Knew How to Enlist in His Service Better Men Than HimselfAndrew Carnegie died at age 84 at his country home in the Berkshires, and was buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, New York.
Five Things to Know About the Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraLearn more about the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Remembering Patsy Cline’s Carnegie Hall DebutOn November 29, 1961, country music superstar Patsy Cline made her first and only appearance at Carnegie Hall.
Carnegie Hall: The MovieIn 1946, Carnegie Hall was transformed into a Hollywood movie set when production began on the film Carnegie Hall.
Carnegie Hall’s Legendary AcousticsArtists and audiences have benefited from Carnegie Hall’s legendary acoustics for more than a century.
Carnegie Hall: Icon of Pop CultureCarnegie Hall has become an indelible part of the American pop-cultural landscape.
Black Thought’s “School of Thought”Black Thought—legendary hip-hop artist and front man of The Roots—hosted Carnegie Hall’s first hip-hop master class.
Five Isaac Stern Recordings You Need to KnowHere are five must-know Isaac Stern recordings, including a few you may not have expected.
NYO-U: For Young Musicians, By Young MusiciansNYO-U’s creator reflects on the inspiration behind the video series and the value of peer-to-peer musical education.
Édith Piaf at Carnegie HallÉdith Piaf’s effortlessly buoyant performances of her songbook belie her reputation for melancholy.
Lady Sings the Blues: Billie Holiday at Carnegie HallBillie Holiday’s 1956 concerts brought her autobiography to life.
Carnegie Hall’s National Youth EnsemblesLearn more about Carnegie Hall’s three ensembles for extraordinary young American musicians.
Tips for Your NYO AuditionWatch a sample audition video and read tips from the young musician who created it
An Interview with NYO-USA Orchestra Director James RossNYO-USA Orchestra Director James Ross answers questions about his career in conversation with NYO-USA bassist Willie Swett.
The Screws for Horowitz’s PianoWhile rehearsing before his Carnegie Hall concerts, Vladimir Horowitz ordered the stagehands to move his Steinway piano around the stage until he was satisfied.
Nina Simone at Carnegie HallNina Simone’s unique artistic evolution can be witnessed in live recordings of her 1963 solo debut and a very different performance given just a year later.
Lenny Bruce at Carnegie HallLenny Bruce’s famous Carnegie Hall show exemplified his garrulous and goading comedy.
Carnegie Hall: A Place for All in Times of CrisisThroughout history, Carnegie Hall has been a place for all in times of crisis. Here’s a look back at key moments, from World War I to the AIDS epidemic.
Five Under-the-Radar Beethoven Works
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, we are taking a look at some of his works that are infrequently heard.