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  • 2015–2016 Season Highlights
    125 Commissions Project
    Carnegie Hall celebrates its 125th anniversary by honoring the present and looking to the future with the launch of an unprecedented commissioning project.
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    Richard and Barbara Debs Creative Chair: Kronos Quartet
    As part of Carnegie Hall’s 125th Commissions Project, the Kronos Quartet and Kronos Performing Arts Association embark on Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.
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    Perspectives: Evgeny Kissin
    Evgeny Kissin’s Perspectives presents the virtuosity and penetrating intellect of one of the world’s greatest pianists. A brilliant solo artist whose concerts sell out months in advance, Kissin gives a recital in early November and—for the first time in his career—repeats the program at Carnegie Hall later in the week.
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    Perspectives: Sir Simon Rattle
    Sir Simon Rattle’s Perspectives series spans two seasons, beginning with him and the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker in an unprecedented five performances at Carnegie Hall that encompass Beethoven’s nine symphonies.
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    Perspectives: Rosanne Cash
    Rosanne Cash is one of America’s preeminent performing songwriters. A Grammy-winning singer and composer, she has recorded 15 albums and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2014 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for the Performing Arts. Cash is a restless artist of singular vision, and her newest album The River & The Thread—a collaboration with her partner, producer, and co-writer John Leventhal—is a breathtaking exploration of the American South: musically, narratively, spiritually, and geographically.
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    The Somewhere Project: A Citywide Exploration of West Side Story
    In celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season, the Weill Music Institute (WMI) launches The Somewhere Project, a citywide exploration of West Side Story. This unique creative learning project will engage people through events in all five boroughs of New York City, anchored by a large-scale production of West Side Story.
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