Since it first opened its doors in 1891, Carnegie Hall has been a mainstay of the New York music scene. George Gershwin, Louis Armstrong and the Beatles have all performed here, and to this day, artistic diector Clive Gillinson continues to put his stamp on the renowned concert hall. Whether you catch a show in the Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall or the Weill Recital Hall, you're sure to be dazzled by the history and ambiance of the place.
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I finally went to Carnegie Hall last week, and I'll be going much more from now on. The renowned spot is just blocks from my office, and I learned recently that the hall saves a bunch of $10 seats for most performances. On a weekday night, I walked through the throng of people gathering for the show (Renee Fleming, one of the best opera signers in the world!), asked for a $10 ticket at the desk and voila! The staff there was totally gracious despite the mayhem. I took a seat in the balcony, enjoyed my beautiful surroundings, and then was blown away by Fleming's voice for the next two hours. It was a quintessential New York experience: hearing the best music in the world after a spur-of-the-moment purchase and a cheap ticket.
Carnegie Hall, a NYC institution, is known for its sleek, smooth interior and amazing acoustics.
Due to the elliptical shape of the hall, every sound is able to project evenly along the walls, reverberating from front to back. This lends a level of richness and warmth to every note, ringing the hall with crisp and clean sounds throughout.
Check their website for special discounts, offers, and promotional giveaways, as tickets can be secured at a budget friendly range of $20-50.