As Marilyn Horne leads The Song Continues this week for the final time, we celebrate her legacy at #CarnegieHall. Horne made her #CarnegieHall debut on March 1, 1961, performing Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda with the American Opera Society and conductor Nicola Rescigno. Here she is pictured backstage after the performance with Joan Sutherland, who made her #CarnegieHall debut on the same performance, and Enzo Sordelli.
Photo courtesy of the Carnegie Hall Archives.
Today we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He appeared at #CarnegieHall several times including for a benefit marking the 100th birthday of W.E.B. DuBois on February 23, 1968. #1960sNYC
📷: James E. Hinton / Carnegie Hall Archives
On January 27, 1961, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Jan Murray, & Dean Martin stepped on to the #CarnegieHall stage at a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., a benefit event for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. #1960sNYC#TBT
Beautiful moments in history have happened here—let your event be next! Carnegie Hall’s event spaces feature a private dining room with historic fixtures, an expansive rooftop terrace, and dramatic windows overlooking Central Park. @STARRevents
Pianist Arthur Rubinstein made his #CarnegieHall debut on January 8, 1906 with @philorch. He went on to perform 130 more times, giving his last Carnegie Hall recital in 1976 at age 89. Today we induct Arthur Rubinstein into the Carnegie Hall Digital Hall of Fame 2017. #DHoF
Portrait by @stan_chow
In their annual performance on December 24, maestro Jaime Laredo and the New York String Orchestra performed works by Haydn and Vivaldi, with violinist Pamela Frank and Laredo joining on viola to perform Mozart’s “Sinfonia concertante” in E-flat Major, K. 364. #CarnegieHall
On January 3, 1960, Igor Stravinsky conducted the Columbia Symphony Orchestra in his “Le sacre du printemps.” The orchestra also performed works by Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern under the direction of Robert Craft. #1960sNYC#TBT
What music will you be listening to as you ring in the new year? In 1960, the @nyphilharmonic presented a concert of popular music, conducted by Skitch Henderson. Photo courtesy of the #CarnegieHall Archives.
December 30, 1891 marked the first-ever Young People’s Concert at #CarnegieHall. From 1958 to 1972, @leonardbernsteinofficial led these concerts for children and families with the @nyphilharmonic, also broadcast on CBS, educating the youngest generation about classical music. #BernsteinAt100
Photo courtesy of the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives
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