FREE SCHOOL CONCERTS
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.
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
November 29, 30, & December 1
10:15 AM & 11:45 AM
City College Aaron Davis Hall
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10027