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.