Carnegie Hall

A legendary music hall and organization that presents Latin classicaljazz and pop concerts at Carnegie Hall and Citywide

Buika is the Spanish Queen of Flamenco Soul

Saturday, May 9, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ The Latin Grammy-winning queen of Spanish flamenco soul returns to Carnegie Hall

Latin music in Carnegie Hall’s 2019-20 Season

September 2019 – August 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ NYC’s leading classical music organization presents another outstanding season of Latin classical music, jazz and pop both at Carnegie Hall and Citywide


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Carnegie Hall Tickets

57th St at Seventh Avenue | Midtown, Manhattan
www.carnegiehall.org | (212) 247-7800


Carnegie Hall is one of the world’s great concert halls

Carnegie Hall was built in 1891 by Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie made his fortune with Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Steel which later became U.S. Steel. At life’s end, he became a major philanthropist.

Carnegie Hall has three stages:

  1. Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the main hall with 2,804 seats
  2. Zankel Hall, a modern 599-seat performance hall
  3. Weill Recital Hall, a 268-seat performance hall

Some Carnegie Hall concerts have a broad cultural impact. The 1962 Bossa Nova concert popularized the style of Brazilian jazz that is still the world’s most popular music after the Beatles.

Carnegie Hall has not had a resident company since the New York Philharmonic moved to Lincoln Center in 1962. The hall manages very well with its own productions and many rentals. The curating and marketing are very well done.


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Artists who have played Carnegie Hall

These are some of the Latin artists who have played Carnegie Hall or for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Gilberto Santa Rosa is the Caballero de la Salsa

Saturday, November 9, 2019
ENGLEWOOD, NJ ~ The Puerto Rican “Gentleman of Salsa” is still going strong. ‘Perdoname’

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

Friday, November 15, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist plays the 92nd Street Y

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Baroque Storytelling at Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 24, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ A concert of chamber works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French) and Telemann’s ‘Don Quichotte’ Overture-Suite (Spanish story) at the Brooklyn Museum

Happy Birthday Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa. ¡Azúcar!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Celia Cruz, who helped popularize Latin music around the world was born in Havana, Cuba on October 21, 1925

Aisha Syed is a virtuoso Dominican classical violinist

Thursday, October 10, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ The virtuoso plays Piazzolla, Granados, Saint-Saëns, Albéniz, Gardel, Bernstein and more for her Heritage World Tour at Carnegie Hall

Edna Vázquez is not our father’s mariachi

Saturday, October 5, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Carnegie Hall Citywide has the fiercely independent folk singer bring her post-Mariachi style to a Latinx Pride celebration at First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum. FREE

Joe Bataan, the King of Latin Soul, comes home to El Barrio

EAST HARLEM, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Live music Latin Boogaloo Carnegie Hall Citywide | The elder statesman of Boogaloo, the Latin soul of the 1960s, brings his hits “Gypsy Woman,” “Subway Joe,” “Ordinary Guy” and more

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

Saturday, March 23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. At Harlem Stage

iLe for Carnegie Hall Citywide at El Museo del Barrio

Saturday, March 16, 2019
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ In her solo work Ileana Cabra, the multi-Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer from Calle 13 shows the strength and grace of Violeta Parra at El Museo del Barrio. FREE

Jordi Savall early classical music specialist

CARNEGIE HALL, ZANKEL HALL, Thu, February 21, 2019, French classical live music ~ The Catalan Spanish early music master plays a concert of French baroque music

Elio Villafranca’s ‘Cinque’ nominated for a Grammy

BELMONT, THE BRONX, Sun, Jan 27, 2019 ~ The jazz composer of the African diaspora joins Mary Ann Sweeney & Bronx Arts Ensemble to play one of the jazz greats, Charles Mingus. African Cuban jazz live music. FREE

Argentine Rock Legend Fito Páez Latin Grammy nominee

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Latin Grammys 2018 Univision
Song of the Year nominee: “Tu Vida Mi Vida”
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September 28, 2018
Carnegie Hall

Septeto Santiaguero plays Brooklyn Museum for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Saturday, October 6, 2018
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ The successors to the Buena Vista Social Club play traditional Cuban son with contemporary influences for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum

Pedrito Martinez Group plays Bronx Museum for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Friday, October 5, 2018
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Carnegie Hall Citywide
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Bronx Museum of the Arts
Fleetwood – Concourse Village, The Bronx
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The world’s first-call Cuban Rumbero.

Argentine pianist Horacio Lavandera to play Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall
Weill Recital Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Andalusian Voices: Linares, Heredia, & Arcángel at Carnegie Hall

MIDTOWN, Sat, Mar 17, 2018 ~ Carmen Linares, Marina Heredia, Arcángel, & Ana Morales.
# spanish flamenco festival live music

Venetian Valentine Commedia Masked Ball

An immersive Venetian Carnival Burlesque at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn that is part of Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima festival Feb 11, 2017

La Serenissima

A celebration of music and arts from the Venetian Republic at Carnegie Hall and other venues February 3-21, 2017

Zaira Meneses, the first lady of the classical guitar

Zaira Meneses, Mexico’s “First Lady of the classical guitar” is guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, Thu, Dec. 8, 2016 at 7:30pm

Ana Moura & Buika

Two strong female vocalists sing Portuguese Fado, Spanish Flamenco, and Pop standards
Carnegie Hall
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm

Qasida Persian Spanish Flamenco Festival at Carnegie Hall

MIDTOWN, Mar 18, 2016 ~ A Flamenco of Arabic poetry by Spanish and Persian musicians.
# persian spanish flamenco festival live music

Vicente Amigo plays Spanish Flamenco at Carnegie Hall

MIDTOWN, Mar, 4, 2016, Spanish flamenco live music ~ Amigo’s “Tauromagia” is one of the great Flamenco guitar albums


Do you know the way to Carnegie Hall?

Practice, Practice, Practice!

Playing Carnegie Hall is one of the hallmarks of any musician’s career. Most artists practice an entire year for their Carnegie Hall performances.