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A Visual Identity that Matches the VisionCarnegie Hall introduces a new visual identity that captures its magical history and visionary spirit.
Meet the Afrofuturism Curatorial CouncilLearn about the five leading Afrofuturism experts Carnegie Hall brought together to create this visionary festival.
George Gershwin at Carnegie Hall
Two of George Gershwin’s most famous works received their world premieres at Carnegie Hall.
The Carnegie Hall ColorsCarnegie Red is here to stay, but we’ve also introduced Carnegie Hall Blue and Rose.
The Carnegie Hall LogoOur logo is inspired by stained glass from 1916 with added bespoke features to make it unique.
The Carnegie Hall MonogramOur monogram is inspired by embossed lettering on an original beam of Carnegie steel.
Carnegie Hall Premieres: Richard Strauss’s Symphonia domestica
Learn about the world premiere of Strauss’s work at Carnegie Hall and listen to a playlist that recreates the 1904 concert.
Brahms’s Music at Carnegie Hall
Although Johannes Brahms never appeared at Carnegie Hall himself, his works have been performed often since the Hall’s earliest decades.
Mahler in New York and at Carnegie Hall
Gustav Mahler first visited New York in 1907 and conducted more than 70 concerts at Carnegie Hall in the three years that followed.
Sergei Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall
Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff’s association with Carnegie Hall spanned more than 30 years.
Bringing Context into the Concert Hall
Politics inevitably found a way into the works of composers like Bernstein and Shostakovich.
Lost Voices of the Holocaust
Learn more about the music by five composers who perished in the Holocaust.
Olivier Messiaen, Bird Song, and Carnegie Hall
Composer Olivier Messiaen submitted an example of notated bird song for Carnegie Hall’s Centennial Celebration in 1991.
Six Jazz Classics and the Fight for Civil Rights
Learn about Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, and more with Carnegie Hall.
A Playlist for Family Time
Carnegie Hall teaching artist Emily Eagen curated this playlist to encourage parents to sing and move with their children.
Igor Stravinsky at Carnegie Hall
Composer Igor Stravinsky’s long association with Carnegie Hall spanned 42 years and began with his first visit to the United States in 1925.
Five Things to Know About Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
Five things you should know about Messiaen’s World War II–era chamber music masterpiece.
Shostakovich and the Soviet State
Learn more about Shostakovich’s struggles with the oppressive Soviet State.
Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar”
Throughout his career, Shostakovich used Jewish themes in his music, but his boldest statement of solidarity with Jewish causes was the Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar.”
Dmitri Shostakovich at Carnegie Hall
The New York Philharmonic gave premieres of at least 10 major Shostakovich works at Carnegie Hall.
Five Iconic Classical Musical Works About Love
Learn how love inspired five composers to write some of their most famous works, and then listen to recordings of each.
Carnegie Hall Premieres: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
Learn more about Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” and its US premiere at Carnegie Hall in 1908.
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.
Carnegie Hall Premieres: Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto
Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto was first performed by Woody Herman and his band at Carnegie Hall in 1946. Learn more about the world premiere.
Five Facts About Opening Night
Who performed? What pieces were on the program? Step back into history and discover more about Opening Night.
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.
Five Things to Know About the Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraLearn more about the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
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.
Bossa Nova at Carnegie HallA landmark 1962 concert that brought bossa nova to New York created reverberations in Brazil.
Remembering Patsy Cline’s Carnegie Hall DebutOn November 29, 1961, country music superstar Patsy Cline made her first and only appearance at Carnegie Hall.
Diz ’n Bird at Carnegie HallDizzy Gillespie showcased the evolving genres of bebop and big band with his orchestra and soloist Charlie “Bird” Parker.
Carnegie Hall: Icon of Pop CultureCarnegie Hall has become an indelible part of the American pop-cultural landscape.
Remembering Florence Foster JenkinsIn 1944, independently wealthy socialite Florence Foster Jenkins made her Carnegie Hall debut. The rest is history.
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.
Carnegie Hall’s Legendary AcousticsArtists and audiences have benefited from Carnegie Hall’s legendary acoustics for more than a century.
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.
Édith Piaf at Carnegie HallÉdith Piaf’s effortlessly buoyant performances of her songbook belie her reputation for melancholy.
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.
Five Isaac Stern Recordings You Need to KnowHere are five must-know Isaac Stern recordings, including a few you may not have expected.
Carole King at Carnegie HallCarole King’s debut brought the hitmaker’s honesty and intimacy to the Carnegie Hall stage.
Tips for Your NYO AuditionWatch a sample audition video and read tips from the young musician who created it
Lady Sings the Blues: Billie Holiday at Carnegie HallBillie Holiday’s 1956 concerts brought her autobiography to life.
Work from Carnegie HallWe’ve created a series of images from beautiful locations in our halls that make great backgrounds for your conference calls.
Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie HallFlatt and Scruggs’s 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall made bluegrass history and a landmark album.
Lenny Bruce at Carnegie HallLenny Bruce’s famous Carnegie Hall show exemplified his garrulous and goading comedy.
Beethoven at the MoviesHere are four examples of Beethoven’s music in film … and one notable television special.
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.
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.