Carnegie Hall is a concert venue located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It was built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891 and is renowned for its excellent acoustics and elegant design. The hall consists of three main performance spaces: the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall.
- Isaac Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage is the largest of the three spaces and can seat up to 2,804 people. It is home to the New York Philharmonic and hosts a wide range of musical performances, including classical music, jazz, and popular music. The stage has also been the site of many historic events, including the debut performances of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Duke Ellington’s “Black, Brown, and Beige.”
- Zankel Hall is a smaller, more intimate venue that can seat up to 599 people. It is named after financier Arthur Zankel and hosts a diverse range of performances, including classical music, jazz, and experimental music.
- Weill Recital Hall is the smallest of the three spaces and can seat up to 268 people. It is named after composer Kurt Weill and is primarily used for solo and chamber music performances.
In addition to hosting musical performances, Carnegie Hall also offers educational programs for aspiring musicians and music lovers of all ages. These programs include workshops, masterclasses, and competitions. Carnegie Hall is considered one of the most prestigious music venues in the world and has played a significant role in shaping the musical landscape of the United States.