New York, NY: Carnegie Hall

Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Borough: Manhattan
Location: 881 Seventh Avenue / 57th Street

Concert hall, built 1890-1891 by William Burnett Tuthill. Funded by the American industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). The building includes three halls:

Isaac Stern Auditorium: Opened 5 May 1891 as "Music Hall" with a concert conducted by P. I. Tchaikovsky. 1986 renovation and interior alterations by James Polshek (acoustical consultant: Abraham Melzer). 1989 interior alterations by James Polshek (acoustical consultants: Kirgegaard & Associates). 1996 named in honour of the American violinist, Isaac Stern (1920-2001). Used for symphonic concerts, jazz concerts, and various other events. 2804 seats.

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall: Opened 1891 as "Chamber Music Hall". 1986 renovations. 1986 renamed in honour of the sponsor and Chairman of the Board of Carnegie Hall, Sanford I Weill and his wife, Joan. Used for recitals, chamber concerts, lectures and other events. 268 seats.

Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall: Opened 1891 as "Recital Hall". 1898 leased to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, subsequently used as a theatre. In the 1960s converted into an arts cinema. 1997-2003 major rebuilding and conversion to a concert hall and auditorium. 2003 renamed in honour of the sponsor and Carnegie Hall Vice Chairman, Arthur Zankel and his wife, Judy. Used for concerts, lectures, and other events. 650 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From The New World" (16 Dec 1893)
  • Richard Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica (21 Mar 1904)
  • George Gershwin: Concerto in F (3 Dec 1925)
  • Arnold Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2 op. 38 (15 Dec 1940)
  • Arnold Schönberg: Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte op. 41 (23 Nov 1944)

Links:, Wikipedia

New York, NY: Carnegie Hall Front Text: "New York - New York - The Carnegie Hall", on banner: "A new era begins - Carnegie Hall"
Reverse Text: "New York/New York - The famous Carnegie Hall"
Publisher: City Merchandise, Brooklyn NY; SP-150
Size: Modern
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New York, NY: Carnegie Hall Reverse Text: "New York City - Carnegie Hall, located at 57th St. and 7th Avenua, is considered one of the world's most acoustically superb concert halls. Erected in 1981, the hall was renovated before the 1987 season, but retains its magical musical qualities."
Publisher: MPC Enterprises, Gelndale NY
Size: Modern
Sent: from Hamilton (Bermuda) to Darlington (England), 1989

New York, NY: Carnegie Hall Front Text: "Lincoln Center - New York City", see Lincoln Center
Reverse Text: "Carnegie Hall - New York City"
Publisher: Alfred Mainzer, Long Island City; 8808
Size: 16.6 x 11.7 cm
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New York, NY: Carnegie Hall Front Text: "1891-1981 - Carnegie Hall - 90th Anniversary"
Reverse Text: "Milton Glaser 1981, Carnegie Hall, poster: New York"
Publisher: Art Unlimited, Amsterdam; A2851
Type: later postcard reproduction of a 1981 poster
Size: Modern
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New York, NY: Carnegie Hall Front Text: on canopy: "Carnegie Hall", inscription: "Music Hall - Frounded By - Andrew Carnegie", signed: "Bradley H. Olsen-Echter '80"
Reverse Text: "Highlights of New York - The world's greatest classical artists perform here. Carnegie Hall, on West 57th Street, is also the home of the oldest established permanent floating jazz festival in the world."
Publisher: Painting the Town, New York
Size: 13.7 x 17.7 cm
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New York, NY: Carnegie Hall Reverse Text: "Carnegie Hall"
Publisher: Carnegie Hall Corporation, New York
Size: 12.0 x 16.2 cm
Sent: from Great Britain to Ravensburg (Germany), 2003

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