Carnegie Hall, Part 1

October 17, 2022, 7:00 pm

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Bill joins Gino Francesconi, Carnegie Hall’s Founding Archivist and Historian Emeritus of The Rose Museum, to take listeners backstage for an intimate view of the hall, its history, and the legendary performers who have appeared there. From the world premiere of Dvorak’s New World Symphony in 1893, to U.S. debuts by Jascha Heifetz, Igor Stravinsky, and Béla Bartók, to appearances by artists and activists who challenged racial restrictions and the political status quo, including Mahalia Jackson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Beatles. Carnegie Hall has long been a platform for social and artistic change that has challenged conventions.