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  • The Birth of the Hall

    It was a pivotal moment in history. Industrialization had taken hold of the United States. New York City was emerging as an international capitol. And in 1891, its cultural gem—Carnegie Hall—opened its doors with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on its stage. On the occasion of its 120th anniversary, Carnegie Hall returns to that remarkable era in a season-long celebration. Join us as we revisit New York City in the 1890s, the music of Tchaikovsky and his influence on St. Petersburg, and a golden age in classical music—all at the frontier of a new century.