• Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011

    Carnegie Hall's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide



    Carnegie Hall Treasures, a New Coffee Table Book with Stunning Visuals
    Exploring 120 Years of Remarkable History, Now Available

    Newly Designed Gift Items Available at The Shop at Carnegie Hall
    Make Perfect Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Music Lovers of All Ages

    Carnegie Hall Treasures , published this year by HarperCollins to coincide with Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary, celebrates one of the world’s finest cultural institutions. This beautifully designed collectible volume—the only authorized book on the subject—makes fascinating reading for music aficionados, musicians, and pop culture fans, as well as those interested in the history of New York City. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Page in association with Carnegie Hall and with a foreword by pianist Emanuel Ax, the book appeals both to the musically knowledgeable and to those eager to learn.

    Carnegie Hall Treasures is filled with a wealth of compelling and entertaining anecdotes as well as hundreds of archival images—including over 200 rare photographs and 30 removable replicas of collectible memorabilia such as rarely seen tickets, programs, posters, album covers, letters, telegrams, and original sheet music. The book is organized into ten thematic chapters covering topics ranging from vocalists and conductors to composers and rock and folk performers, with each chapter highlighting important moments in Carnegie Hall’s history through photography and insider stories that provide a one-of-a-kind musical and personal perspective. The volume captures the majesty and personality of Carnegie Hall, and enables music lovers to learn more about its history and relive some of the greatest moments in the world of music. For more information and to order a copy of Carnegie Hall Treasures, click here.

    The Shop at Carnegie Hall
    This season, The Shop at Carnegie Hall introduces a variety of new products highlighting 120 years of Carnegie Hall’s remarkable history. These handsome and colorful products—designed from reproductions of posters, programs, and archival photos—commemorate some of Carnegie Hall’s most memorable moments, and allow concertgoers to take a piece of the institution’s history home with them. For more information or to purchase these items beginning on Wednesday, October 5, please click here.**

    New items perfect for gifts or stocking stuffers include:

    Carnegie Hall’s attractive twelve-ounce Tankard Mug ($20) features a design based on the very first ticket stub to Carnegie Hall’s inaugural Opening Night on May 5, 1891 which was conducted by the world’s most illustrious and popular musician of the day—Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

    Select vintage event posters are featured on these eye-catching Mint Boxes ($7), including Carnegie Hall performances by violinist Jascha Heifetz, flamenco dancer and singer Carmen Amaya, John Philip Sousa’s Grand Concert Band, and the Society of American Magicians.

    Striking Compact Mirrors ($15) featuring a variety of vintage Carnegie Hall programs make the perfect holiday gift for any individual in need of a stylish and unique beauty accessory.

    A charming set of eight Mighty Mini Magnets ($14), designed from vintage program covers, event posters, and ticket stubs from Carnegie Hall’s Archives, ensure a powerful, secure and unique hold to any magnetic surface.

    This beautiful Italian Leather Pouch ($70) is replicated from a vintage 1900 program cover—the perfect accessory for a patron’s next visit to Carnegie Hall.

    Carnegie Hall’s Book of 30 Postcards ($12) makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family who love music. These attractive notes feature an assortment of vintage program covers and event posters, and are a sophisticated way to keep up with correspondences or are an attractive addition to any bookcase.

    Carnegie Hall’s newest 24 x 36-Inch Wall Poster ($10) makes an impressive addition to any décor. The wall art displays vintage event posters from each of Carnegie Hall’s 120 years from 1891 through our 2011–2012 season.

    **Please note that prices listed online reflect final cost plus tax and shipping fees.

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