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How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Designed by William Burnet Tuthill, and built by Andrew Carnegie in 1891, Carnegie Hall is considered one of the most prestigious venues in the world. Famous for both classical, and popular music, it has artistic, programming, development, and marketing departments.
There are 250 performances each season, and is also rented out to performance groups.
There is no resident company, not since 1962, when the NY Philharmonic left to go to the Lincoln Center.
The main auditorium (pictured at the top) seats 2,804 people. Zankel Hall seats 599, and Weill Recital Hall seats 268.
Carnegie Hall is also home to the Rose Museum, which opened in 1991, and is dedicated to the history of Carnegie Hall. 2,500 feet of archives and more than a century of programs, which is amazing, since it became known in 1986 that Carnegie Hall never maintained an archive. Much of Carnegie Halls documented history had been dispersed, since there was no one place for it to go. The archive was established in 1986.
The museum focuses on Carnegie Hall's uncertain future in the 1950's leading to a campaign preservation led by Issac Stern. New York City purchased Carnegie Hall for $5 million in 1960, and it has been declared a National Historic Landmark since 1962.