Carnegie Hall

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Carnegie Hall (ˈkɑːnəɡɪ)
 
n
a famous concert hall in New York (opened 1891); endowed by Andrew Carnegie

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Carnegie Hall definition


A concert hall, world-famous for its acoustics, in New York City.

Note: Carnegie Hall was the home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for many years. When the orchestra announced in 1959 that it was moving to a new building, plans were made to tear Carnegie Hall down. Because of the efforts of the violinist Isaac Stern and other artists, however, it has been preserved as a concert hall.
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