Formed at the Caramoor International Music Festival in the summer of 1979, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s began as a chamber ensemble in the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York’s Greenwich Village and today comprises the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and the St. Luke’s Arts Education Program. St. Luke’s currently performs approximately 100 orchestral, chamber, and educational concerts throughout New York each year, all showcasing the hallmark collaborative spirit that has garnered consistent critical acclaim for vibrant music making of the highest order. In addition to being presented by Carnegie Hall in an annual series in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Orchestra of St. Luke’s continues a 20-year collaborative relationship with that institution that currently includes participation in such Carnegie events as the Choral Workshop, Family Concerts, and concert presentations of musical theater.
The Orchestra records on its own label, St. Luke’s Collection, and has an extensive discography of over 65 releases that includes three Grammy Award–winning recordings. WQXR is the radio partner for Orchestra of St. Luke’s. For St. Luke’s calendar of events and more information, visit OSLmusic.org.