• Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012

    Carnegie Hall to Reopen to the Public on Wednesday, November 7 Following Closure Related to Hurricane Sandy and Street Closings Caused by Damaged Crane on West 57th Street

    Violinist Midori and Pianist Ozgür Aydin Appear in Recital In Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00PM 
    Belcea Quartet Performs All-Beethoven Program in Zankel Hall on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30PM, Airs Live on WQXR 105.9 FM and Stations Nationwide As Part of Carnegie Hall Live Broadcast and Digital Series 
    Carnegie Hall Box Office Opens Today, Tuesday, November 6  
    (For Immediate Release, New York, NY)—Carnegie Hall today announced that it will reopen to the public on Wednesday, November 7, following closure caused by both Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent closing of West 57th Street by New York City authorities due to a construction crane in the neighborhood that was badly damaged in the storm.

    Carnegie Hall will reopen with a recital by violinist Midori and pianist Ozgür Aydin on Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The Belcea Quartet will also present the first of two all-Beethoven concerts this week on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The quartet’s Wednesday evening concert will be aired on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and on stations nationwide as part of the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall in collaboration with American Public Media (available for live streaming on wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr). In addition, a pre-concert talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with members of the Belcea Quartet in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Carnegie Hall’s Director of Artistic Planning. The Belcea Quartet returns to Zankel Hall on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.

    The week’s concert schedule in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage continues with a performance by iconic Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Gilberto Gil on Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m., kicking off Carnegie Hall’s month-long Voices from Latin America festival; and a concert by The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, on Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m.

    Carnegie Hall closed on Sunday evening, October 28 due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy. City authorities closed the streets around Carnegie Hall to the public starting on Monday, October 29 when a nearby construction crane was badly damaged in the storm. Streets reopened on Sunday evening, November 4 and work continued to restore utilities to area buildings, including Carnegie Hall.

    For the most up-to-date information on concerts originally scheduled for Sunday evening, October 28 through Tuesday, November 6—including information on a number of rescheduled performances—ticketholders are encouraged to visit carnegiehall.org/update, available 24 hours a day. Patrons can also direct questions to CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office on West 57th Street, starting today.

    Everyone at Carnegie Hall would like to sincerely thank the members of the public, our artists and fellow presenters as well as the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and other City agencies and our colleagues throughout the New York City arts community for their great show of support in the days following the storm.

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