From the Executive and Artistic Director
Dear Fellow Music Lovers,
From the day Carnegie Hall opened its doors 130 years ago, it has been the world’s greatest home for the best in music and the shared joy of live performance. All of us deeply value the commitment you make when purchasing tickets to our events or making a contribution to Carnegie Hall. At long last, we are proud to present our 2021–2022 season, reflecting our rich legacy with a forward-looking nod to the next 130 years of music making, learning, and connection. In the same moment, we’re excited to share a new visual identity that represents the magical and visionary spirit of Carnegie Hall.
Our 2021–2022 season welcomes you back to the Hall’s three iconic stages with many of today’s most acclaimed ensembles and musicians. We are proud to feature two incredible Perspectives artists—pianist and composer Jon Batiste, and violinist Leonidas Kavakos—and Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe as our Debs Composer’s Chair. Our next citywide festival presents an inspiring and empowering exploration of Afrofuturism—a vibrant, multidisciplinary movement and practice that imagines the future through a Black cultural lens.
As we invite you to rejoin us, we also recognize that this season will be unlike any other. Our primary objective is that you return to Carnegie Hall with the confidence that your safety and need for flexibility are our priorities—even as circumstances may continue to change. With that in mind, please read our commitment to you.
Join us in looking forward to this season with joy, optimism, and hope. It is sure to be filled with incredible music that inspires and reunites us all at Carnegie Hall for the irreplaceable experience of enjoying live music together.
Executive and Artistic Director