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Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Mahalo travel expert Asha K. tells you about Carnegie Hall in New York City, the prestigious music venue of world renown. Overview --------------------------------------------------------------------- Located at 881 7th Avenue and W 57th Street in midtown Manhattan, Carnegie Hall is a prestigious, world-famous music venue. Elite musicians from around the world have played Carnegie since it first opened in 1891. From classical, jazz and pop music to family concerts and educational programs, Carnegie Hall has something for everyone. For tickets, email [email protected] or call (212) 247-7800 seven days a week from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $6 convenience fee for tickets purchased through No charge will be added for tickets purchased in-person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office. c? Stern Auditorium --------------------------------------------------------------------- The main auditorium, originally called the Main Hall, was named after violinist Isaac Stern in 1997. It has over 2,000 seats spread over five levels. If you want to climb from the bottom of the auditorium to the top, expect to scale 137 stairs. Check out the hallways which are lined with original scores and autographed pictures from such legends as Les Paul and Tony Bennett. Traditionally not open to rock acts, The Beatles broke that barrier in 1964 when they made their first tour of the U.S., playing twice at Carnegie. The band's promoter convinced Carnegie Hall that allowing them to play would better international relations between the U.S. and Britain. Since, the Hall has seen performances from rock and blues artists ever since.c? Rose Museum --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Rose Museum is home to artifacts from the history of Carnegie Hall, including images of performances from the likes of Leonard Bernstein and Billie Holiday. You can take an hour-long tour of the museum if you'd like to pay $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $4 for children under 12 years of age. Those attending an event at the Stern Auditorium can catch a tour for free. Ticket prices vary depending on the show. Visit the?website?to find out more about events and pricing.c? Brief History --------------------------------------------------------------------- Carnegie Hall was designed in the style of the Italian Renaissance by architect and amateur cellist William Burnet Tuthill and built by Andrew Carnegie in 1891. Tuthill traveled to Europe to study famous concert halls in order to find out how to give Carnegie Hall the best possible sound. Heavy brick walls were erected to insulate the Hall against external noises. Two other performance spaces are included within: the Weill Recital Hall (a small recital hall) and Zankel Hall (a mid-size venue dedicated to jazz and world music. These days, Carnegie Hall presents upwards of 250 performances every season. The New York Philharmonic used to be the resident company at the venue until they moved to Lincoln Center in 1962.c? Read more by visiting our page at:
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