ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) is one of America’s foremost and most versatile ensembles. OSL was formed at the Caramoor International Music Festival in the summer of 1979, after evolving from St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, which was established at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1974. Dedicated to engaging audiences throughout New York City and beyond, OSL performs approximately 70 concerts each year—including an annual Chamber Music Series at The Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum, an Orchestra Series at Carnegie Hall, and a summer residency at Caramoor International Music Festival. OSL's Principal Conductor is Pablo Heras-Casado.
OSL collaborates regularly with the world’s great artists, such as Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Anna Netrebko, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mark Morris Dance Group, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Elton John and many more. In March 2011, OSL opened The DiMenna Center for Classical Music—its first permanent home, and New York City’s first rehearsal and recording facility dedicated to classical music. The Center has already hosted thousands of musicians from a wide range of ensembles and serves as the venue for OSL’s new free concert series OSL@DMC, which connects the public to the artistic process of composers and musicians.
Committed to community-building, OSL produces free concerts in each of the five boroughs as part of its Subway Series, and has engaged more than one million children in its Community & Education programs. OSL’s stellar 70+ discography includes four releases on its own label, St. Luke’s Collection, and four Grammy Award-winning recordings. OSL has commissioned more than 50 new works and performed more than 150 world, U.S., and New York City premieres.