New York City has many crown jewels, none more precious than Carnegie Hall. It was built by the Scottish millionaire/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1890, with an official opening night on May 5, 1891. The first act was a performance conducted by Tchaikovsky No joke.
There is an endless list of greats who have performed there: Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Pavarotti, Toscanini, Simon & Garfunkel, Itzhak Perlman.
And The Beatles. They played two shows there in February 1964!
On Thursday, March 22, 2007, the performance was "America's Youth In Concert", where musicians from seven high schools from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania performed. Here, the Sayreville War Memorial Concert Band perform:
John Moss: Contemporary Chorale for Band
Sean O'Loughlin: "Achilles' Wrath"
David R. Holsinger: "Abram's Pursuit"
Henry Fillmore: "His Honor"
For one day, the Sayreville War Memorial Concert Band was on the bill at Carnegie Hall! Great job, all.
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