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The Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfermline

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A Google StreetView Image of the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline - Click to Interact

Above - A Google StreetView Image of the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline - Click to Interact

Complete with a gallery and well equipped stage the Carnegie Hall opened in 1937 seating 640. It was designed by architect Thomas Rutherford of Dunfermline. Its interior is finished in art deco style and in comfort is similar to the very much larger Carnegie Hall in New York.

The auditorium of the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline - Courtesy Graeme Smith.

Above - The auditorium of the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline - Courtesy Graeme Smith.

A photograph of Andrew Carnegie - Courtesy Graeme Smith.Under the Trust`s esteemed music director James Moodie, the Dunfermline Carnegie Trust now staged its series of concerts in the new Carnegie Hall – the town`s “latest luxury” from one of its sons - in its opening month of October 1937 with the operatic debut in Scotland of Handel`s opera Acis and Galatea performed by the company of the Music Institute. The Institute building, with its own studio theatre, is linked to the Carnegie Hall by a corridor.

Right - A photograph of Andrew Carnegie - Courtesy Graeme Smith.

A Flyer for the Alexander Brothers in 'Forty Years at the Top' at the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline in 1998 - Courtesy Colin Calder.In 1985 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Andrew Carnegie there was a Carnegie Series of concerts which included Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, the King`s Singers, and a revival of The Masque of Dunfermline. It is used for meetings, concerts, opera, drama and dance.

Left - A Flyer for the Alexander Brothers in 'Forty Years at the Top' at the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline in 1998 - Courtesy Colin Calder.

For more about Andrew Carnegie and his Trusts worldwide see 'The Greatest Good Fortune', written by Simon Goodenough and published in 1985.

The above information on the Carnegie Hall was written for this site by Graeme Smith in April 2013.

 

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