Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider and private employer, today announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Carnegie Hall, making it the first official healthcare partner of one of the most prestigious music venues in the world.
In addition, Michael Dowling, Northwell’s president and CEO, has been named to Carnegie Hall’s board of trustees, where he will join other corporate and philanthropic leaders from across the United States and around the world to help guide the strategic development of the institution, ensuring it remains important to music’s future as it has been to its past.
The three-year sponsorship reflects Northwell’s longstanding commitment to providing care and service across communities and will deliver support for Carnegie Hall programs that connect people throughout New York City with the transformative power of great music.
The sponsorship includes support for the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series, which partners with local community organizations to bring free musical performances representing music of all genres to neighborhoods in all five boroughs of New York City as well as a special February performance in Zankel Hall, the centerpiece of a recently-announced series of Well-Being Concerts at Carnegie Hall which explores the impact that live music can have on individuals with eight curated “Well-Being” concerts, open to the public in the 2023–2024 season.
“We are proud to be the Official Healthcare Partner with this storied New York institution that has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists,” said Dowling. “At Northwell, we strongly believe in the healing power of music and know the positive impact music has had on both our patients and staff. As New York’s largest healthcare provider, caring for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, we hope Carnegie Hall’s Citywide and Well-Being concert series reinforce our connection to each other, our families and our communities.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Northwell Heath as our first-ever Official Healthcare Partner,” said Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall. “Over the years, through the Hall’s wide range of education and social impact initiatives, we have seen firsthand the many ways that music can play a role in supporting health and well-being. We are grateful for a partner who shares our belief in the healing power of music and the positive impact it can have people’s lives.”