• Paul Taylor American Modern Dance

    David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
    March 7-25, 2018

    We’re joining join Paul Taylor Dance Company together at Lincoln Center this March. Save 25% off as a friend of OSL this March.

  • Facets of Brahms

    Chamber Music Festival
    June 5-24, 2018

    Three intimate perspectives on the musical life of the Romantic-era master, featuring readings and special guests.

  • Caramoor Summer Season

    2018 Summer Season

    Our annual summer residency at Westchester’s bucolic cultural mecca. Guest artists include Audra McDonald, Susan Graham, and Benjamin Beilman.

  • 2018-2019 Carnegie Hall Series Announced

    Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series
    October, February, & April

    Our 2018-2019 revolves around the works of Haydn, his younger contemporaries, and 20th-century composers that he influenced.



Naoko TanakaBorn in Tokyo, Japan, Naoko Tanaka started playing violin at the age of four and studied at the Toho School. She won several prizes and competitions as a young violinist. In 1972, she moved to New York to study violin with Dorothy Delay and chamber music with Felix Galimir at The Juilliard School.

Besides Orchestra of St. Luke's, Ms. Tanaka is also a member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Theater Chamber Players in Washington, D.C. In the last several years she has developed a very active music career in Japan, performing as a soloist, playing chamber music, and as a leader of a chamber orchestra under Seiji Ozawa. As a member of St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, she recorded the Kurt Weill Violin Concerto, a Bach concerto, and chamber works by Schubert and Mozart. She made many recordings for Deutsche Grammophon as a member of Orpheus.

Ms. Tanaka also devotes much time and energy to teaching. She has been on the faculty of The Juilliard School, Brooklyn College, and Aspen Music School during the summer. She was also a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and New England Conservatory.