Now in its 37th year, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) is one of America’s
foremost and most versatile ensembles. Dedicated to engaging audiences
throughout New York City and beyond, OSL performs approximately 70 orchestral,
chamber, and educational concerts each year—including an annual orchestra
series at Carnegie Hall, an annual chamber music series at The Morgan Library
&Museum and Brooklyn Museum, and summer concerts as orchestra-in-residence
at the Caramoor International Music Festival.
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. Committed to community
building, OSL produces free concerts in each of the five boroughs through its
annual Subway Series, and has engaged more than one million children in its
arts education programs. OSL’s stellar discography of more than 70 recordings
includes four acclaimed releases on its own label, St. Luke’s Collection, and
four Grammy Award–winning recordings.
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. Located at 450 West 37th Street, The DiMenna
Center’s building is also home to Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC). 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.
Robert Spano is one of the brightest and most imaginative conductors of his
generation. As music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, he has enriched and expanded its repertoire and elevated the ensemble to new levels of international prominence. In
2012, Mr. Spano also becomes music director of the Aspen Music Festival and
School. Mr. Spano’s 2011–2012 engagements include appearances with the Seattle
Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra,
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra,
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, West
Australian Symphony Orchestra, and Sydney Symphony. Respected as a collaborative
pianist and composer, Mr. Spano joins bass-baritone
Eric Owens for three recitals in Denver; Davis, California; and at Zankel Hall, and completes a three-year
residency at Emory University.
Mr. Spano also oversees Theater of a Concert performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and John Adams’s A Flowering Tree. With a discography of
16 critically acclaimed recordings for Telarc and Deutsche Grammophon, Mr.
Spano has garnered six Grammy Awards. In February 2011, the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra and Naxos created ASO Media, and the label’s first recording was
released in April 2011. Musical America’s
2008 Conductor of the Year, Mr. Spano is on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory