Premiering earlier this month, Carnegie Hall's ongoing series of 16 Well-Being Concerts isn't only designed to entertain — it aims to deliver tangible health benefits. According to researchers, listening to music in a reflective group setting is associated with reduced loneliness, and also decreases anxiety and depression. Some are open to the general public, while others are curated for specific audiences such as health care workers, veterans or people impacted by the justice system. Instead of watching the artists on an elevated stage, the attendees are on the same level and form a circle around the performers. As one attendee said, "When I left, there out on the street, everything was a bit brighter and calmer and nicer." Curated playlists are sent to participants afterwards with short recording snippets of the concert to prolong the impact

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