It is my great pleasure to present you with Carnegie Hall’s 2016–2017 Annual Report, which chronicles another exciting and defining year in our storied history—a history that you help us write anew each and every year.
Carnegie Hall shares with you a deep and abiding commitment to excellence in music performance and music education. The Annual Report that follows is a testament to our belief that music is about much more than entertainment; music has the power to transcend boundaries, bring people together, and create a more open and connected society. Music gives all of us a voice, and helps each and every one of us discover and unlock our full potential—and live our best lives.
—Robert F. Smith, Chairman