Education & Community Programs

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.

Reservations available starting in Fall 2018.

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2018–2019 Season

JEROME ROBBINS CENTENNIAL
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018

As part of the worldwide celebration of the 100th-anniversary of his birth, this collaboration will feature excerpts from dances he made for NYCB, highlighting the inspiration he found in a range of music. NYCB Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht, Creative Director of the Company’s Family Saturdays series, will host, and offer insights on the choreography, music, and dancers. He is joined by other NYCB dancers, and children from Manhattan Youth Ballet.

Program made possible with support of the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Dancers of New York City Ballet
Hosted by Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer, Creative Director of New York City Ballet’s Family Saturday

Music in Color: Gabriela Lena Frank
Hostos Community College
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Students will learn about Frank’s music, and the inspiration she draws from her multi-cultural background, especially her mother’s Chinese-Peruvian roots. Through a narrative provided by playwright-performer-educator Kirya Traber, they’ll also learn about Frank’s belief in the power of music as a powerful tool for civic engagement.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Kirya Traber, narrator

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