Carnegie Hall

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Carnegie Hall
4.5
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This landmark performance center features everything from intimate solo artists to grand-scale musicals. Superb restaurants, a museum and gift shop make for a memorable visit.
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Neighborhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 57th St – 7th Ave • 1 min walk
  • 57th St • 4 min walk
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Greg Harris
Yonkers, NY729 contributions
Greg & Kathy Alleyne Harris Carnegie Hall Experience.
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Carnegie Hall is a gorgeous and prestigious concert venue and a major National Historic Landmark of the United States Of America.

Designed by architect, William Tuthill and built by industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Hall has showcased a prolific number of amazing concert and musical performances since its opening in 1891. The world’s finest artists that have performed at Carnegie Hall include were George Gershwin, Billie Holliday, The Beatles and many more!!!

During the spring of 2018, I brought and treated my wife and my myself to see the “Dreamweaver” a musical production performed by the music entertainment company, Distinguished Concerts International New York and whose lead conductor was James Meaders.

Both my wife and I found the “Dreamweaver” to be a magnificent musical performance and we found each of the songs to be quite exhilarating and impactful!!!

In addition to the great musical performance, my wife and I were in awe of the glamorous art, and the ornate surroundings of the Isaac Stern auditorium, which was used to showcase the “Dreamweaver.”

Carnegie Hall is definitely a one of a kind of performing arts venue and one in which my wife and I will love to visit and attend in the future once the threat of COVID 19 comes to an end!!!
Written January 7, 2021
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Thank you for your review and comments. We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your Carnegie Hall experience in 2018. We look forward to welcoming you to another concert as soon as possible.
Written January 29, 2021
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james dog
Faro, Portugal10 contributions
Haaa
Feb 2020 • Couples
Well Georgie boy came to New York
And this trip just topped it of ....anyone who knows me knows I love all the fuss ..what a place
Written August 16, 2020
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travelbag3011
Birmingham, UK308 contributions
Wow - just wow!
Sep 2019
I wasn't quite sure what to expect on arrival, but I was simply blown away by the beauty of the place. The acoustics are amazing and you can do nothing other than enjoy the performance when you're there. There are also shops and museums in situ so there's a great opportunity to explore these too to find out more about this amazing concert venue.
Written April 15, 2020
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Thank you for the great review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Carnegie Hall.
Written April 20, 2020
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Angie
Bolivar, MO3 contributions
I sang here with my choir
Apr 2019
It was the most beautiful and peaceful place to go. I had a private concert where only so many people could go and watch us preform. I went with my mom, dad and concert choir (singing class aka Show Choir). I was in 8th grade. I visited this place in 2016 (I think).
Written March 15, 2020
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Thank you for the great review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Carnegie Hall.
Written April 20, 2020
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lfbmonkey
fort lee , new jersey876 contributions
Go enjoy music.........
Feb 2020
As near to perfect acoustics that can be attained, this hall is beautiful s well as historic. Be aware there is limited elevator service so you may have to wait, otherwise you hoof it. I do not think there is a bad seat in the house. One level has thin poles but they really do not interfere. Get closer to see the faces of the performers.
Written February 26, 2020
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We thank you for your great review of Carnegie Hall and hope to welcome you back soon.
Written February 28, 2020
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD10,664 contributions
Rose Museum - Free
Feb 2020
If you are looking for something free to do in New York, this is it. The Rose Museum opened in 1991 and was funded by the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation. It tells the story of Carnegie Hall’s history. It exhibits its archival treasures to the public, including concert programs, photographs, autographed posters, musical manuscripts, and video, to tell the history of the building and the events that made it famous. We found most interesting the more than 300 items on display - from the silver trowel with which Mrs. Andrew Carnegie laid the cornerstone in 1890, to batons of Toscanini and von Karajan, Benny Goodman's clarinet, and an autographed program of the Beatles' landmark 1964 concert at the Hall. We were lucky to be there when they had an exhibition on Isaac Stern to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Isaac Stern was a world-acclaimed violinist, educator, and activist. He is considered to be an American icon. Carnegie Hall dedicated its 2019–2020 season in his honor, grateful for his tireless work in saving the building from demolition in 1960 and for his aspirations of what the concert hall would mean to future generations.
Written February 19, 2020
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Thank you for your fantastic review of our Rose Museum and admission is free!. It is a great museum for anyone interested in the history of Carnegie Hall.
Written February 28, 2020
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Doh Chang L
12 contributions
Focus onto stage fabulous
Dec 2019
I took my 10-year-old daughter to the Nutcracker show in late December. The show was great, and the way music hits our eardrums goes beyond our expectation!
Written February 16, 2020
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Richard B
Long Island, NY23 contributions
Carnegie Hall - Lettle Big Town Concert
Jan 2020
You really can't say anything bad about Carnegie Hall, every seat is a good seat. I had tickets in the balcony. The only Issue I had was climbing up four flights of stairs, and the seats were very tight for a six foot man. My knees were pressed against the back of the seat in front on me.
Written February 10, 2020
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We are happy to know that you enjoyed the "Little Big Town" concert at Carnegie Hall, but regret that you found your seats uncomfortable. Stern Auditorium is over 125 years old, and we have only made small changes to it over the years to preserve the acoustics within the hall. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to welcome you back to Carnegie Hall soon.
Written February 13, 2020
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one on one
Toronto, Canada62 contributions
First class music venue
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very happy to be in Carnegie Hall to see a performance.
Felt like I have stepped into history in a timeless place where countless brilliant musicians have performed.
Classic decor and impeccable sound quality
for live performances.
Truly inspiring.
Written February 5, 2020
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Carnegie Hall. Thank you for the great review, and we hope to see you again soon.
Written February 6, 2020
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Butch F
Woodstock, GA150 contributions
Must see for sure
Jan 2020
I knew before i arrived that this was going to be a very special night and it surpassed my expectations. Carnegie Hall is a extremely beautiful venue but with the curved walls and all of the balcony boxes you might be suspicious of the acoustics. They are perfect,and their does not seem to be a bad seat in the house. Some of the greatest musical artist in the world perform here.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you for the fantastic review of Carnegie Hall. We hope to welcome you to another concert soon!
Written February 6, 2020
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