Thursday, June 24, 2010
USA - New York - Carnegie Hall
Built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1890, Carnegie Hall is one of the famous venues for classical and popular musical performances in the United States.
Sent by Cathy, a WiP partner from USA.
This is from Wikipedia : Carnegie Hall (pronounced /kɑɹˈneɪɡi/ (kar-NAY-gee), also frequently /ˈkɑɹnɨɡi/ or /kɑɹˈnɛɡi/) is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.
Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall has its own artistic programming, development, and marketing departments, and presents about 250 performances each season. It is also rented out to performing groups. The hall has not had a resident company since 1962, when the New York Philharmonic moved to Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall (renamed Avery Fisher Hall in 1973).
Other concert halls that bear Carnegie's name include: 420-seat Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, West Virginia; 1928-seat Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the main site of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; 1022-seat Carnegie Music Hall annexed to Pittsburgh suburb Homestead's Carnegie library; and the first ever Carnegie Hall, a 540-seat venue, in Andrew Carnegie's native Dunfermline.