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Carnegie Hall opened its doors in 1891. The idea of creating such a place came from the wealthy and successful industrialist Andrew Carnegie during his honeymoon, on his way to Scotland with his young bride. During the long journey by ship, he met and became friends with the young conductor Walter Damrosch who had just finished his second year of practice as the conductor of The Symphony Society of New York City, and kept speaking of the need to create the music hall in NYC. His vision was that such a place would become the world center of classical and popular music.
The official opening of Carnegie Hall took place in May 1891 with the concert of the New York Symphony Orchestra.
Every great musician has dreamed of performing at Carnegie Hall. Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli, Enrico Caruso and Plácido Domingo sang here, Mstislav Rostropovich performed here, and many others great talents had the honor to be here. Buy tickets and learn more about Carnegie Hall on its official site.