Once again, a Carnegie Hall festival was a major event on the cultural lan dscape. For two and a half weeks in February, La Serenissima: Music and Arts of the Venetian Republic celebrated the dazzling artistic legacy of the unique city-state.
Series curated by internationally acclaimed artists provided wonderful musical journeys for concertgoers throughout the year.
Carnegie Hall is a place where music history continues to be made, and the 2016–2017 season marked the second of its five-season 125 Commissions Project, ensuring that the future is heard today.
Carnegie Hall’s mission of bringing the gift of music to the greatest number of people was served during the 2016–2017 season through myriad digital initiatives.
More than half a million people in New York City, across the US, and around the globe enjoyed a remarkable range of music education and social impact programs from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) during the 2016–2017 season. WMI’s national and international partnerships, New York City school and community initiatives, innovative offerings at Carnegie Hall, and online curricula, videos, and other resources spread the joy of music throughout the season.
The 18 young professional musicians of Ensemble Connect—formerly known as Ensemble ACJW—began their two-year fellowship with performances at a number of New York venues and worked with partner music teachers in all five boroughs.
Carnegie Hall was born of the vision of a great philanthropist, and to this day the generosity of our donors is the bedrock of its continued success. We thank our generous Trustees and the nearly 11,000 donors who contributed more than $27 million for the Annual Fund during the 2016–2017 season, and strengthened Carnegie Hall’s capacity to serve broad new audiences for years to come. Highlights of the year included the following: