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“A lovely evening”
Review of Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We visited Carnegie Hall to see the Shen Yun orchestra. Our seats were section 41, seats 1,2,3 (front seats). Our seats were red velvet cushioned chairs, and there was a cushioned red velvet rail in front of us (at the height that would certainly not get in our view). Our view was exceptional for an orchestra, closer than the photos suggested (their website shows what the views are like in certain spots, I thought this was very cool).
There are autographed photos of the various luminaries who have played this famous venue, and a small museum room with history and memorabilia, such as Ella Fitzgerald's glasses, Benny Goodman's clarinet, and a wall of recordings made at the Hall ranging from Lenny Bruce to Judy Garland. A small gift shop offers a range of items. My favorite were little items that said 'practice, practice' that we used as gifts for my son's piano teacher.
A nice touch is the offering of Ricola cough drops in the common areas. They thought of everything.
The concert itself was wonderful and the acoustics were terrific. I cannot wait to return.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

The history of Carnegie Hall is legendary, and the spectacle of a live performance in the stunning main performance hall is not to be missed. From the acoustics to the architecture, there is hardly a bad seat in the house... and if you are fortunate enough to obtain box seats on the upper levels, the experience is heightened even more. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Yes, practice, practice, practice is one way in... or you can take a cab or subway to Central Park South and enter the building as a member of the audience.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My son wanted to go to Carnegie Hall. We went to see the New York String Orchestra. Anthony McGill was great. Later saw him on a TV news special!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have performed in Carnegie Hall over 20 times and have attended concerts there many times as well. The experiences on both sides of the proscenium have always been memorable, and this is a must-see venue in New York. It is best experienced in a concert setting, but the tours are interesting as well if you only have time to see it rather than experience it. But in concerts, the hall really shines. The acoustics are almost perfect, the building itself is gorgeous, both outside and inside, and any niggling discomforts like tight seats, steep stairs and the like can be overlooked since the hall is over 100 years old and still maintains its sacred status as a performance venue. The backstage crew are remarkable as well, and I look forward to returning to the Hall many more times, both to perform and to be an audience member.

Thank BrendaP775
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

As we walked by Carnegie Hall we went in and asked for tickets and to our suprise we could still get tickets for the same evening. You can get tickets for a fraction of a broadway show. We had seats at the first ring, totally on the left side. You need to make a bit of an effort to see the whole stage, sound is still great.
Theater is nothing like the old concert halls in Europe.
Nice relaxing evening activity, if you're longer than a few days in the city

Thank Jaja000
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