It is my great pleasure to share with you Carnegie Hall’s 2017–2018 Annual Report. In these pages, you will discover an institution that increasingly extends beyond the walls of our landmark building. We are proudly defined by our heritage but not confined by it. As a cultural beacon, the Hall attracts the world’s finest artists and ensembles. As an engine for innovation and education, we harness technology to maximize our reach into the community.
All that we do is built on our defining belief that music has the power to tear down barriers and bring out the very best in all of us. Driven by this common cause, together, we are redefining what a concert hall can and should be today.
—Robert F. Smith, Chairman