Orchestra on stage at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall on the Cheap

Carnegie Hall has to be one of the…okay, the most venerated concert venue here in the city. It opened in 1891 and has hosted the world’s finest artists ever since. Tchaikovskey, Mahler, Gershwin, Holiday, Garland, the Beatles…all of these greats have played this hallowed hall. And the luminaries of today are still chomping at the bit to take over its stage.

Tickets generally cost around $100 to $200, which can put a large dent in most everyone’s pocketbook. But fear not…you can beat the system!

Okay, so not exactly beat the system, since these are little-known deals offered by the theater itself. But everyone loves a bargain, don’t they?

The Partial View/Complete Sound discount is a whopping 50%. True, you won’t see everything from these seats, with obstructed sight lies and/or restricted legroom in the Balcony, Dress Circle and Second Tier of Stern Auditorium, but you’ll still be able to hear perfectly, and that’s what you’re there for, right?

The biggest bargain are the Public Rush tickets. 10 bucks, people. For the same price as two caramel mocha frappuccinos at Starbucks, you’ll be able to see German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter! Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis and are available for purchase on the day of the concert in person at the box office. Nice!

Upcoming shows include the Vienna Philharmonic, vocalist Alicia Hall Moran, and the Boston Symphony, just to name a few.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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