FREE SCHOOL CONCERTS

  • OSL performs free school concerts of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with the Puppet Kitchen, conducted by Damon Gupton.
  • OSL and Dance Theatre of Harlem present Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, conducted by Damon Gupton.
  • OSL and Dance Theatre of Harlem present Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, conducted by Damon Gupton.
  • OSL trumpeter Michael Blutman with students from P.S. 51 before a performance of The Soldier’s Tale.
  • OSL performs free school concerts of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with the Puppet Kitchen, conducted by Damon Gupton.


Twice a year, OSL invites New York City’s public school students to outstanding classical music performances designed specially for young people. These OSL concerts—which incorporate other arts disciplines, such as puppetry, dance, or visual art—are presented free of charge and reach more than 10,000 children annually. For many, it is their first live concert experience.

Famous swordsman and athlete. Decorated military officer during the French Revolution. Highly regarded violinist, composer, and conductor. A true renaissance man, Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, accomplished all of these feats while being a man of African descent in 18th century France.

Now celebrating the 40th anniversary of our Free School Concerts, Orchestra of St. Luke's will feature the works of Saint-Georges, as well as Joseph Haydn, who worked directly with the composer during his lifetime. Joining the orchestra is actor Kareem M. Lucas of The Classical Theatre of Harlem, who will bring Saint-Georges's fascinating biography to life. Students will be inspired by his story through this musical and dramatic performance.

Thank you for your interest in our Fall 2016 Free School Concert.  We have SOLD OUT our Fall series.

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Fall 2016
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
November 29, 30, & December 1
10:15 AM & 11:45 AM
City College Aaron Davis Hall
129 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)
New York, NY 10027

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