• Facets of Brahms

    Chamber Music Festival
    Now through June 24

    Celebrating the life and work of the Romantic-era master with concerts and conversations.

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  • Full 2018–2019 Season Announced!


    Bernard Labadie's premiere season as Principal Conductor, a full chamber music season, Jerome Robbins Centennial, Music in Color with Gabriela Lena Frank, and more.


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  • 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.

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  • 2018-2019 Carnegie Hall Series

    Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series
    October, February, & April

    A season focused on Joseph Haydn, his younger contemporaries, and the 20th-century composers that he influenced.

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NAOKO TANAKA


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.

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