2018–2019 Free School Concerts: Reaching Over 11,000 Public School Students Annually
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.
This Spring, OSL will bring its 2019 Music in Color program spotlighting the life and music of American composer Gabriela Lena Frank to students across New York City’s five boroughs as part of its biannual Free School Concerts. With a narration written and performed by playwright, performer, and educator Kirya Traber, the concert highlights Frank’s belief in music as a powerful tool for civic engagement.
Earlier this season, OSL celebrated the centennial of the legendary Broadway choreographer Jerome Robbins with performances by principal dancers of the New York City Ballet and Manhattan Youth Ballet.
Reservations for the Gabriela Lena Frank Free School Concerts are open.