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Carnegie Music Hall
Carnegie Music Hall - A Historic Music Hall
Dating back to the era of its namesake, Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Music Hall is a suitably regal space for world-class performing arts. Housed in the Carnegie Institute and Library building, this gorgeous, historic hall is a part of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Music Hall History
The Carnegie Music Hall's history began in 1895, when it was built in association with the founding of the Carnegie Institute by steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie. Today, it remains a part of the suite of world-class museums comprised by the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Music Hall is located within the Carnegie Institute and Library complex, which attained a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Carnegie Music Hall shares its building with the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Carnegie Music Hall Events
The Carnegie Music Hall hosts a rich and varied range of performing arts, including grand orchestra concerts, respected speakers discoursing on a broad spectrum of fascinating topics, hilarious comedians and popular music. Past performances at the Carnegie Music Hall include appearances by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comedian Trevor Noah, popular musicians such as Norah Jones and Morrissey, and an impressive array of traveling orchestras and other classical performers.
Carnegie Music Hall Seating Layout
The theater contains seating for 1,950 in beautifully upholstered crimson velvet seats. Seating in this ornate theater is arranged in three layers, including the orchestra floor and two balconies, all circled intimately around the stage. Patrons are pleased to find that there truly are no bad seats in this historic space, and that the excellent acoustics give the impression of a room much smaller than it is in reality.
Sports fans visiting Pittsburgh may enjoy a trip to Heinz Field to see the Pittsburgh Steelers or tickets to see the Pirates at PNC Park. Visitors to the Carnegie Music Hall who are looking for other activities in Pittsburgh need not even venture beyond the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh to find satisfaction. In fact, they need not even leave the building. After the show, stay inside the Carnegie Institute and Library complex to pay a visit to the Carnegie Museum of Art or the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which features both the skeleton and outdoor statue of "Dippy," a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton. The beloved dinosaur skeleton was found in Wyoming on July 4, 1899, on an expedition financed by Andrew Carnegie himself. The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh also include the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Science Center.
The Carnegie Music Hall features some of the city's most gorgeous architecture, including an elegant marble foyer.
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