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Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 247 7800
Concierge.com's insider take:
Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was determined to build the grandest concert hall in the country when he endowed this magnificent auditorium in 1889. Two years later the main hall and two other performance spaces opened in an imposing Renaissance-style building, with acoustics deemed to be virtually perfect. In the century since, the name Carnegie Hall has become synonymous with the apex of achievement in the musical field—the reason everyone from Pavarotti to the Beatles has performed here. But even if it's an unknown artist on stage, the whole experience—the red carpets, the curving balconies, the thrum of history—is a performance in itself.