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The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair

Since 1995, Carnegie Hall has appointed leading composers to create series of events as holders of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair. Each residency introduces audiences to a range of music, reflecting the selected composer’s artistic points of view, inspirations, and influences.

2020–2021 Season

Andrew Norman

Called the “leading American composer of his generation” (Los Angeles Times) and “master of a uniquely dazzling and mercurial style” (The New Yorker), Andrew Norman is one of the most sought-after voices in American classical music.

Past Artists

Jörg Widmann

Jörg Widmann

Chris Thile

Chris Thile

Philip Glass

Philip Glass

Steve Reich

Steve Reich

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk

David Lang

David Lang

Osvaldo Golijov

Osvaldo Golijov

Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho

Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau

Louis Andriessen

Louis Andriessen

Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter

Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès

John Adams

John Adams

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

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