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Experience Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh
When he sold Carnegie Steel to J.P. Morgan for half a billion dollars in 1901, Andrew Carnegie became the world’s richest person and the wealthiest man in the history of the country. And then gave it all way. From the noxious fog that spewed from Carnegie’s foundries and steel mills along the banks of the Three Rivers rose an incredibly modern, 21st-century metropolis world-renowned for its industrial innovations and wealth. With the Carnegie fortune endowed in educational, cultural, scientific, and technological institutions, Pittsburgh received libraries, museums, theaters, and more, all open to the public.
The endless wealth earned from building America’s greatest monuments, skyscrapers, and structures is probably best witnessed in the extravagance of the Carnegie Music Hall. The dramatic Music Hall Foyer boasts the spacious 50-foot ceiling of gilded baroque décor fitting its era. A metal balcony overlooks the elegance of the space as well as the rows of massive marble pillars. Today, the Music Hall Foyer is a premier destination and event space for weddings, cocktails, dances, as well as other occasions and celebrations. The Music Hall itself, built in 1895, transports you back to the Gilded Age. The fiery, crimson-red velvet seats (a total of 2,000), large stage, and encircling second-story seating and balcony all make the Music Hall a stunning concert or show destination with near-perfect acoustics.
This month, join the University of Pittsburgh’s National Pan-Hellenic Council for the 21st Annual Steel City Step Show on February 24th at 6PM. The night of stepping, a dance style rooted in black history, involves students from around the country competing for the $1000 prize. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
The Carnegie Music Hall is also hosting the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic and Chorus on February 25th at 7:30PM. Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture, Villa-Lobos Choros No. 10, and Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan”. Regular admission is $10 and senior citizen admission is $5.
Other events upcoming in March are the Spring Fling night of dancing in the Music Hall Foyer, Celtic Hurricane, and the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble. Visit the website for more information about the Carnegie Museums in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213