The first in our new series:
Carnegie Hall, New York.
On May 5, 1891 Carnegie Hall had it’s Opening Night Concert with Tchaikovsky as one of the Orchestra Conductors. He also played a Knabe Piano. The longevity record is held by the great pianist, Artur Rubinstein who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1906, and played there for the last time in 1976, at the age of 89. In the late 1950’s, with the impending advent of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall was slated for demolition, but was saved when the City of New York bought the Hall from its private owners. As recent as this November 26, 2018, our Association President, Joseph Martin, conducted the Distinguished Concerts Singers and Orchestra in the Carnegie Hall, New York premiere of his composition, The Winter Rose.
Next in our Concert Hall Series: Madison Square Gardens, New York, NY