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Explore the Piano Music of Carnegie Hall’s 2021–2022 Season
Listen to piano music from Carnegie Hall’s 2021–2022 season.
The Five Most-Often Performed Piano Concertos at Carnegie HallLearn more about the five most frequently performed piano concertos at Carnegie Hall.
Carnegie Hall Presents a 2021–2022 Season PlaylistListen to music from Carnegie Hall’s 2021–2022 season.
John Adams at Carnegie Hall
Many works by American composer John Adams received important premieres at Carnegie Hall.
Arnold Schoenberg at Carnegie Hall
Many works by the Austrian composer received important premieres at Carnegie Hall.
A Guide to Beethoven’s Symphonies
Celebrate Beethoven's 250th Anniversary by exploring our guide to Beethoven’s symphonies.
Ten Music-Themed Gifts for Students of All Ages
Whether they’re gearing up for grade school or heading off to college, these gifts are perfect for students of all ages.
Modest Mussorgsky at Carnegie Hall
Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s works received many important premieres at Carnegie Hall.
Carnegie Hall Premieres: Gershwin’s An American in Paris
Learn more about Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” premiered by the New York Philharmonic on December 13, 1928.
Rock ’n’ Roll at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall has been a venue for popular music for much of its history.
Béla Bartók in New York and at Carnegie Hall
The last years of the Hungarian composer’s life were spent in New York City and included his final public performances.
Expanding Classical Music Repertoire
Ensemble Connect fellow Laura Andrade shares resources to help musicians expand their concert repertoire choices.
Carnegie Hall Premieres: Sibelius’s Violin Concerto
On November 30, 1906, violinist Maud Powell gave the US premiere of Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.
The Campaign to Save Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall house manager John Totten and violinist Isaac Stern formed committees to save the Hall from demolition in 1960.
Johann Strauss Jr.’s Music at Carnegie Hall
The first performance at Carnegie Hall of music by Johann Strauss Jr. took place on December 3, 1891.
Benjamin Britten at Carnegie Hall
Benjamin Britten attended the world premieres of two of his works at Carnegie Hall while living on Long Island in the early 1940s.
The Five Most-Often Performed String Quartets at Carnegie Hall
Learn about the most-often performed string quartets at Carnegie Hall.
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 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.
Ten Music-Themed Gifts for Every Parent in Your LifeWhether they are musicians, music teachers, or passionate listeners, find the perfect gift for the parent in your life.
Franz Schubert’s Symphonies at Carnegie Hall
Though completed in 1815, Franz Schubert’s Second Symphony did not receive its Carnegie Hall premiere until 1936.
Richard Strauss at Carnegie Hall
The German composer and conductor appeared at Carnegie Hall eight times between 1904 and 1921.
Maurice Ravel at Carnegie Hall
Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin met in New York in 1928 during Ravel’s only visit to the United States, during which he appeared at Carnegie Hall.
The Five Most-Often Performed Symphonies at Carnegie Hall
Learn about the most-often performed symphonies at Carnegie Hall by composers Beethoven and Brahms.
Ten Gifts for Aspiring MusiciansCelebrate the aspiring musician in your life with a gift from the Carnegie Hall Shop.
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.
Five Under-the-Radar Beethoven Works
Here are some Beethoven works you don't hear performed often but are worth discovering.