Isaac Stern makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut on January 8, beginning his nearly 60-year relationship with the Hall.

Stern was more than a great violinist: He was among that special, small group of brilliant personalities in the 20th century whose myriad activities not only kept the art of music alive, but helped it to thrive. A musician, mentor, activist, fundraiser, and cultural ambassador, Stern famously led the fight to save Carnegie Hall from demolition, and was president of the Carnegie Hall Corporation from 1960 to 2001.

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