Long renowned for its superb acoustics and historic character, the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie offers audiences a variety of artistic and cultural performances in an elegant and historic setting, and distinguished by world class natural acoustics.  This facility is fully accessible Please check the calendar listing for the presenting organization’s respective contact information and visit our Ticketing page for specific ticketing information. Join us throughout 2016, as we celebrate our 115th Anniversary Season! From our ACFL&MH-produced Listen Locally performance series, to resident companies Stage 62 and Carnegie Performing Arts Center, to Music Hall friends Pittsburgh Savoyards and Kiev Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, and more–this year is primed to both entertain and inspire our regional community!

Upcoming Events

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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
We Remember: A Tribute to the Inner Life of Anne Frank
Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m.

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This memorable concert pairs contralto Daphne Alderson and pianist Norma Meyer in their moving musical tribute to the young girl whose indomitable spirit survived and soared beyond her death in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.

Deeply informed by Anne Frank’s remarkable and beloved Diary,as well as the eternal reverberations of the Holocaust, this carefully cultivated performance incorporates compositions by Gustav Mahler, Leo Smit, Michael Cohen, Harry Burleigh, and Pittsburgh composer Douglas Levine’s musical setting of Maya Angelou’s poem Alone.

A dessert reception with the performers follows the concert. Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Carnegie Municipal Lot on Main Street (between Mary and Pine Streets).

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $5 for students.

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Listen Locally: the 115th Anniversary Season is made possible in part through the generosity of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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September 1 - 30, 2016

Love Your Library

Any and all Gifts in September will be Matched!

A patron came to the circ desk recently and confided, “I’ve always loved libraries.”  She had just moved to Carnegie, and continued, “But this one is really special!”

We agree. It is a pleasure to come to work at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.  Among the reasons why are the warm sense of community and belonging that patrons and staff alike experience; the delight of preschoolers (along with that of their observers) “Shaking their Sillies Out” with Miss JoLynne or helping a woman who was struggling with a difficult custody issue to send an important fax before the Library actually opened.

September 2016 is an especially good month to love this Library.  Any gift up to $500 given to the ACFL – between September 1 and September 30 – will be matched by a very generous $125,000 grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation.

Of course there’s a catch.  All 46 libraries that are members of the Allegheny County Library Association are eligible to participate in this opportunity.  The more people give throughout the county, the smaller the match….

That’s okay.  Libraries are about two things: SHARING and EMPOWERMENT.  We ask that you share your treasure with us this September.  Your donation in any amount – whether you mail a check, drop off a cash donation at the circulation desk or give on line at www.carnegiecarnegie.org/online-donations/ will secure a pro-rated portion of that $125,000

Your generosity empowers us to provide better services and programs.  In September, it empowers us even more!  Every dollar counts around here.  We who work at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library are deeply appreciative and diligent stewards of the community’s generosity.

To Carnegie with Love
October 1, 7:30 p.m.

To Carnegie with Love is a musical love letter to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall’s 115 years of service and programming.  Bell’Art Ensemble has put together a program that is a journey through music’s Romantic era – Bizet, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak  and Schumann.  It concludes with the ultimate expression of romantic love: Tango!

To Carnegie With Love
Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.

To Carnegie with Love is the ACFL&MH’s annual benefit to support the restoration and revitalization of the historic landmark Library & Music Hall.

Bell’Art  (Ashley Freeburn, violin; Jack Kurutz, piano; Billie Jo Miller; piano; Raquel Winnica Young, mezzo soprano and Lenny Young, oboe) will be joined by guest artists Tracy Mortimore on double bass, Ben Bogart on bandoneon and dancers from PGHTango. Bell’Art is also  collaborating with projection designer Joe Seamans to make To Carnegie with Love a truly multi-media event.  Seamans work on Quantum Theater’s 2015 production of The Winter’s Tale was brilliant, unexpected and absolutely integral to the production!

The performance will be followed by an elegant after-concert supper throughout the ACFL&MH’s facility.

Tickets are $125 ($80 tax-deductible) for reserved orchestra seats and $75 ($30 tax-deductible) for open balcony seating.  New curtains and rigging in for the Music Hall are making their debut with To Carnegie with Love!

There is limited on site parking at the ACFL&MH.  Shuttle service is available from the free parking lot on East Main Street (across from Carnegie Coffee Company.  Additional parking is available in the adjacent Dollar Store lot,)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

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November 4, 2016, 7:30pm
Friday, November 4, at 7:30pm

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For the final performance of its Listen Locally: 115th Anniversary Season, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall present a landmark performance of the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra (ACRO)!

Tom Roberts, accomplished composer, stride pianist and musical archaeologist, will reintroduce audiences to the forgotten ragtime composers of Pittsburgh. Roberts has unearthed an extraordinary trove of hidden musical gems that will be performed for the first time in more than 100 years. George Reeg, KFW Guenther and Carl Bruno are among the Pittsburgh composers will represent this “forgotten” period of Pittsburgh musical legacy. In addition, the ACRO will perform compositions from the original orchestrations of the great composers of the ragtime era, including: Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb and Tom Turpin.

A dessert reception with the performers follows the concert. Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Carnegie Municipal Lot on Main Street (between Mary and Pine Streets).

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $10 for students. Complementary programming with Tom Roberts is being developed around Ragtime music and Pittsburgh’s rediscovered early jazz legacy. Stay updated on upcoming events at www.carnegiecarnegie.org

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This concert made possible by the generosity of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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November 10-20, 2016

November 10-19, 2016

This classic, family-friendly, six-time TONY Award winning musical comedy follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize–this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Music and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson ; Book by Meredith Wilson

Presented through special arrangement Music Theatre International, Inc.

Schedule:

Thu. to Sat., Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 at 8 pm
Sun. Matinees Nov. 13 and 20 at 2

Tickets:

Adults: $20, Students/Seniors: $15

Tickets are not yet released for this event. Please stay posted at www.stage62.com to purchase tickets.

 

CPAC Nutcracker 2016
December 9-11 and 16-18, 2016
December 9-18, 2016

The Carnegie Performing Arts Center, an ACFL&MH resident company, presents The Nutcracker!

Christmas time brings the magical dream of a little girl named Clara and her handsome Nutcracker Prince. Battling an evil Rat King and sledding through swirling snowflakes are just a few of the adventures leading them to their Candy Kingdom. Join Clara and her Prince in the holiday event of the season.

Performances:

December 9-11, and 16-18. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Holiday concessions and raffle located in the Basement Studio before and after the event.

Tickets available at the door. $15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors. Group rates also available, please call (412) 279-8887. www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com

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September 25, 2016, 2pm
A 13-year-old wrote and the world listened….
A Summer Reading Experience for teens (and older).

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is presenting a multi-disciplinary program inspired by Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl.  On June 28 Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh educator Rachel Herman will launch the program with a discussion preparing readers to better understand the Diary in the context of its times.  After reading the book, participants will return on July 26 to discuss the Diary with Ms. Herman and each other. Contralto Daphne Alderson (see below) will join the second discussion.

The book discussions take place at the ACFL&MH from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  Light refreshments will be served. This program is free, but participants (13 and older) must pre-register.  Please call 412-276-3456, x2 to register. For a downloadable flyer, click here.

Participants in the book group will receive a free copy of The Diary of a Young Girl and one complimentary ticket to:

We Remember: A Tribute to the Inner Life of Anne Frank
Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Click Here For Tickets!

This memorable concert pairs contralto Daphne Alderson and pianist Norma Meyer in their moving musical tribute to the young girl whose indomitable spirit survived and soared beyond her death in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.

Deeply informed by Anne Frank’s remarkable and beloved Diary,as well as the eternal reverberations of the Holocaust, this carefully cultivated performance incorporates compositions by Gustav Mahler, Leo Smit, Michael Cohen, Harry Burleigh, and Pittsburgh composer Douglas Levine’s musical setting of Maya Angelou’s poem Alone.

A dessert reception with the performers follows the concert. Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Carnegie Municipal Lot on Main Street (between Mary and Pine Streets).

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $5 for students.

Click Here For Tickets!

Listen Locally: the 115th Anniversary Season is made possible in part through the generosity of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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September 11, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Join West Side Stories for its inaugural Literary Reading Series at the historic Carnegie Carnegie!

West Side Stories is partnering with the Carnegie Salvation Army. Please bring a donation of non-expired/non-perishable food items, diapers (all sizes) or personal hygiene items.