Carnegie Hall is debuting its subscription streaming service on Prime Video Channels in the U.S.
Carnegie Hall+ is a video-on-demand channel hosting performances from the world’s most prestigious stages, such as concerts, operas, dance, documentaries, artist profiles, and family-friendly content. The channel brings exclusive programs to U.S. households for the first time by debuting on Prime Video Channels.
“Carnegie Hall+ represents the best in performing arts programming, featuring both new and historic presentations and showcasing many of the finest artists from around the world,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director. “When watching the channel, subscribers can journey to the Salzburg Festival in Austria, the BBC Proms in London, or watch the Vienna Philarmonic perform in the Gold Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.”
Amazon has been working towards becoming a one-stop-shop for all things entertainment by offering access to other streaming services through Prime Video. The app already hosts Paramount+, Discovery+, Max, Starz, BritBox, Shudder, and its free streaming service, Amazon Freevee, making it one of the largest collections of add-on channels. Members can select the streams they want to subscribe to, culling back the selections to create a more personalized platform.
Carnegie Hall+ viewers can catch The Leonard Bernstein Collection, dedicated to the life and music of the iconic composer. His work has seen a revival in interest after the premiere of Maestro, a biopic of his life starring Bradley Cooper that was well received at the Venice and New York film festivals. Bernstein fans can watch an extensive collection of his concerts, Emmy Award-winning broadcasts, documentaries, historic performances, and fully remastered performances featuring him as a conductor, composer, and pianist only available on Carnegie Hall+.
Audiences can also catch new opera productions from top festivals, including the Berlin State Opera’s production of Wanger’s Ring cycle. The channel also hosts concerts by internationally renowned classical musicians, such as a Bruckner symphony cycle with Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philarmonic, performances by Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Joyce DiDonato, Asmik Gregorian, Leonidas Kavakos, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Riccardo Muti, and Jordi Savall.
The channel will also host two presentations of Rudolf Nureyev’s Vienna State Ballet production of Swan Lake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original 1964 performance.
For family-friendly programming, catch Carnival of the Animals with the Kanneh-Mason Family as the seven siblings perform a grand zoological fantasy” at London’s BBC Proms. Carnegie Hall+ also presents the operas Hansel and Gretel as well as Cinderella, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and Handel’s Messiah, with performances by trumpeter Alison Balsom, Sting, and the Vienna Boys Choir.
Carnegie Hall+ is also available on the Apple TV app, Spectrum, Verizon Fios, DISH, Sling TV, and Astound. A membership costs $7.99 a month.