The Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) is New York City’s leading chamber orchestra. Chamber orchestra’s generally perform with fewer than fifty musicians.
French – Canadian Bernard Labadie is Principal Conductor.
OSL’s home is The DiMenna Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. However the orchestra plays all over the City by itself, with choral groups, opera singers and even dance companies.
The variety of its performances makes Orchestra of St. Luke’s one of New York City’s most dynamic orchestras.
Music in Color: Eleanor Alberga
Eleanor Alberga is a Jamaican contemporary music composer.
April 16, 2020 ~ Alberga is at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center at 6pm. FREE
April 19, 2020 ~ Alberga is at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens at 1pm. FREE
April 23, 2020 ~ Alberga is at Hostos Center in Concourse, The Bronx at 7pm. FREE
April 25, 2020 ~ Alberga is at the Brooklyn Public Library in Prospect Park, Brooklyn at 4pm. FREE
April 26, 2020 ~ Alberga is at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, NYC at 2pm. FREE
Thursday, April 2, 2020 ~ OSL performs Sheldon Harnick’s English translation in the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 8pm.
This is a modern staging of Bizet’s classic opera. Don José is tenor Noah Stewart. Carmen is mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell.
Handel & Vivaldi: Rare Works for Double Orchestra
Thursday, February 6, 2020 ~ Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall at 8pm. From $30
The program includes Vivaldi’s Double Orchestra Concerto in D Major, RV 582, “Per la SS Assontione di Maria Vergine.”
Daniel Hope plays solo violin. Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings contralto. French-Canadian Bernard Labadie conducts.
Orchestra of St. Luke’s Baroque Storytelling
PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN | Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2pm | Brooklyn Museum
LINCOLN SQUARE, NYC | Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:30pm | Kaufmann Music Center
MURRAY HILL, NYC | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30pm | Morgan Library
Chamber works by Antonio Vivaldi (Italian), Jean-Philippe Rameau (French) and Georg Philipp Telemann’s Don Quichotte Overture-Suite (a Spanish story).
Orchestra of St. Luke’s Vivaldi Concertos at Temple Emanu-El
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC | Monday, May 13, 2019 | Five concertos Vivaldi wrote for instruments other than his own violin.
Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Hélène Grimaud at Carnegie Hall
MIDTOWN; Thursday, April 18, 2019 ~ French pianist Hélène Grimaud plays a program that includes Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at 8 pm. From $15
Orchestra of St. Luke’s is from Greenwich Village
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s was founded in 1974 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in the West Village.
Today the Orchestra is in residence at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Hell’s Kitchen, and performs at venues across the City including Carnegie Hall, the Morgan Library, and the Brooklyn Museum.
OSL has made over 100 recordings and is one of the orchestras that regularly premieres new works.
Bernard Labadie is Principal Conductor for the 2017 – 2018 season. He is French – Canadian originally from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Pablo Heras-Casado is OSL’s Conductor Laureate. He was OSL’s Principal Conductor from 2011 – 2017. Heras-Casado is originally from Granada, Spain.
Pablo Heras-Casado returns to conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Mozart’s “Great” Mass in C Minor, K. 427 at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8 pm. $16.50 – $95
Daniel Hyde conducts the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with the OSL in a chorale program that includes Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Give us Peace) at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm. From $40
For the Lincoln Center White Light Festival, Speranza Scapucci conducts Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with soprano Andriana Chuchman, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, and choreographer Jessica Lang at the Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wednesday – Thursday, November 1 – 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm. From $35
The orchestra plays Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 4 G major, No. 3 G major, No. 5 in D major, and No 2 in F major at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm. [Bach was German, but the concertos were written in the Italian Concerto Grosso style.] Free
Bernard Labadie conducts Mozart’s Jupiter at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8 pm. $16.50 – $95
Sing along with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Voices of Virtue at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7 pm. Free
OSL gives an open bar concert of Vivaldi’s choral work: Vivaldi: Church & Stage at The DiMenna Center on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7 pm. $25
The Vivaldi: Church & Stage concert moves to the Brooklyn Museum, Cantor Auditorium in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2 pm. $32 – $40
Vivaldi: Church & Stage concert is at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village, Manhattan on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 8 pm. $40
OSL performs Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta Candide at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7 pm. $47 – $155. Candide (1759) was written by French philospher Voltaire. We suspect this version uses Hugh Wheeler’s 1973-74 libretto, but OSL doesn’t say.
OSL performs Bach and Vivaldi (Italian) in a program of choral Music for the Eve of Ascension at Saint Thomas Church in Midtown, Manhattan on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm. From $40
Latin Orchestra of St. Luke’s 2016 – 2017
Pablo Heras-Casado conducted the Brahms Requiem at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8 pm.
Colors of Spain at Carnegie Hall, March 10, 2016, was an Orchestra of St. Luke’s program of the people and music of Andalusia, the cradle of Flamenco. Principal Conductor is Pablo Heras-Casado. The evening’s soloists were Flamenco singer Marina Heredia also from Granada, and classical pianist Javier Perianes from Nerva, a small town near Seville.
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