• Photo by Chris Lee
  • It is my pleasure to present you with Carnegie Hall’s 2015–2016 Annual Report, which chronicles our remarkable 125th anniversary season. The highlights captured in the pages of this publication—the legendary performances, voices of young students and musicians in pursuit of their passions, faces of beloved friends and champions—are indelible proof of an institution that continues to be the premier destination for the world’s greatest artists; an innovative force in music education and community engagement; and a global leader in using music to build bridges between cultures, deepen understanding between people, and transform lives.

    —Robert F. Smith, Chairman