• OSL's brass quintet gets ready to perform at Bryant Park in 2013.
  • Concertgoers enjoy outdoor music at Queens Botanical Garden.
  • St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble's brass quintet performs against a beautiful backdrop at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • St. Luke's Subway Series is perfect for music lovers of all ages!
  • Audience members try on their free Subway Series sunglasses at Pregones Theater in 2011.
  • Clarinetist Jon Manasse tells the audience about the music at Belmont Library in the Bronx in 2014.

Free Concerts + Food Drive

Join us for a free evening of chamber music and history featuring the work of Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

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.

St. Luke's Subway Series brings free chamber music concerts for all ages across the five boroughs. This program will feature the works of Saint-Georges, as well as Haydn and Gossec, both of whom worked directly with the composer during his lifetime. Joining them is actor Kareem M. Lucas of The Classical Theatre of Harlem, who will bring Saint-Georges's fascinating biography to life.

Guests are invited to participate in a food drive benefitting City HarvestBring nonperishable food donations to the performance, and help feed hungry New Yorkers!



Pre-Concert Workshops: Your Stories and Music: Orchestra of St. Luke’s teaching artists collaborate with kids and parents to write stories about their communities and to experience them coming to life through song. (45 minutes, times and locations below)

Food Drive: Each venue will have City Harvest collection boxes. Bring non-perishable food to help New York City’s hungry.

Seating is first-come, first-served.


Thursday, October 6, 7:00 PM
The Greene Space 44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10013

Saturday, October 15, 2:00 PM
Pre-Concert Workshop at 12:00 PM
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Carpenters Studio
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Sunday, October 16, 3:00 PM
Pregones Theater
575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 PM
Pre-Concert Workshop at 5:00 PM
Skylight Gallery
The Center for Arts & Culture at Restoration
1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Saturday, October 22, 12:00 PM
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030

Sunday, October 23, 2:30 PM
Pre-Concert Workshop at 1:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11354


Discover the Subway Series experience in this video from our 2013 concerts.

Sponsored By:

NEA Art Works            

Subway Series is made possible with major support by the National Endowment for the Arts. Orchestra of St. Luke’s is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.




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