CARNEGIE HALL DEBUTS EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH GOOGLE CULTURAL INSTITUTE; New online features include interactive video and multimedia exhibits, inviting audiences to explore the world of Carnegie Hall, unveiled as part of Google Cultural Institute’s global performing arts exhibition

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New online features include interactive video and multimedia exhibits,
inviting audiences to explore the world of Carnegie Hall,
unveiled as part of Google Cultural Institute’s global performing arts exhibition

Google Cultural Institute, The Philadelphia OrchestraNEW YORK, NY— Music lovers from around the globe will have greater access to Carnegie Hall than ever before, thanks to a new partnership with the Google Cultural Institute. Online audiences are now invited to step on to Carnegie Hall’s stage alongside internationally-renowned performers, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic landmark building, or browse a variety of engaging multimedia exhibits, opening doors in new ways to one of the greatest concert halls in the world.

This new interactive Carnegie Hall content was unveiled today as part of the Google Cultural Institute’s ambitious new global performing arts exhibition designed to share the unique and powerful experience of the performing arts. The global exhibition—created through a collaboration between Google and over 60 cultural institutions from more than 20 countries—was debuted today with events at Carnegie Hall in New York City and six other cities worldwide.

Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director said, “Carnegie Hall is thrilled to be a lead partner in Google Cultural Institute’s new global performing arts exhibition. Especially as the Hall celebrates its 125th anniversary this season, we have enjoyed working with the Google team over many months to look ahead, exploring new ways that technology can provide access to the world of Carnegie Hall. We thank Google for this partnership and we appreciate their strong commitment to sharing the power of the arts and the work of so many great institutions with people everywhere.”

Featured content on Carnegie Hall’s new Google Cultural Institute platform includes:

  • An interactive 360-degree video, capturing The Philadelphia Orchestra performing Grieg’s dynamic “In The Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt under the direction of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Utilizing innovative 360-video technology, this feature invites music lovers to step on stage with this internationally-acclaimed orchestra and direct the viewing experience by selecting from different vantage points, looking in any direction.
  • Three Photo Spheres and a panoramic Google Street View tour of Carnegie Hall’s three famed concert halls, backstage spaces, and new Resnick Education Wing—granting visitors from around the world a virtual “all-access pass” to tour one of the most famous concert halls in the world. This immersive imagery allows the viewer to stand center stage and see Carnegie Hall from the vantage point enjoyed by the world’s finest artists. These images are enhanced with clickable points of interest throughout the building, linking to interesting information about Carnegie Hall and high-resolution images from Carnegie Hall’s archives.
  • An ultra-high resolution gigapixel image of the ceiling of Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Composed of more than one billion pixels, the gigapixel image invites viewers to explore magnificent architectural features in extraordinary detail.
  • A series of online exhibitions, using video, audio and imagery to showcase stories from Carnegie Hall. Featured exhibits at launch include The Birth of Carnegie Hall, an account of the Hall from its conception to the first Opening Night in 1891; Live from Carnegie Hall, an abbreviated history of iconic live recordings; Carnegie Hall Digital Hall of Fame, recognizing key individuals woven into the 125-year history of Carnegie Hall; and the story of the inspiring National Youth Orchestra of the USA, established by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2011. New exhibits will be added in coming months, and much of this Google Cultural Institute content can also be embedded on and other websites, increasing the number of people experiencing these special features.

Launched in 2011, the Google Cultural Institute helps its partners bring the world’s cultural treasures to the fingertips of Internet users and builds tools that allow cultural institutions to share more of their art and heritage with audiences beyond their walls. Its new global performing arts exhibition opens today at and on the Google Cultural Institute website and is available for anyone on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. Read Google Cultural Institute’s announcement about today’s global launch here.

About Carnegie Hall
Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest musicians. Now celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music. Many Carnegie Hall concerts are heard by listeners worldwide each season via the Carnegie Hall Live radio and digital broadcast series, created in partnership with WQXR. Select performances have also been webcast live to global audiences via

Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that annually serve close to 500,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. As part of this work, WMI has long been a leader in utilizing technology to share Carnegie Hall programs, educational materials, and professional development resources with teachers, students, and partner organizations around the world. For more information, visit

Photo of Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Chris Lee



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