2021—2022 Season

OSL’s 47th season brings New York a one-of-a-kind adventure in classical music with over 30 guest artists, works by over 28 composers, debuts, world and US premieres, and solo appearances by OSL’s own virtuosic members.

2021-2022 Carnegie Hall Series

OSL returns for the 34th season at Carnegie Hall with three programs led by Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie. Including special guests Benjamin Bowman and Augustin Hadelich plus a monumental St. Matthew Passion with world-renowned soloists and choirs.

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A Concert of Gratitude and Remembrance

Offered for free as a gift to the City of New York at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, this special event brings the local community together to process the crises we have endured and remember those we have lost. Featuring Haydn’s Te Deum and Mozart’s Requiem, the program is led by Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie with guests including Susan Graham, Lauren Snouffer, Micheal Samuel, Musica Sacra, and more.

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OSL Bach Festival 2022

The third annual OSL Bach Festival in dedicated to exploring Johann Sebastian Bach, those he influenced, and those that influenced him. With three concerts presented in association with Carnegie Hall and one program devoted to world premieres inspired by Bach, the festival showcases Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie, Steven Isserlis, Amanda Forsythe, Philippe Tondre, and Stefan Jackiw.

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Chamber Music Series

OSL’s Chamber Music Series migrates to two alternative NYC venues this season: Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Featuring work by Brahms, Florence Price, Dvořák, Coleridge-Taylor, Schubert and more with guest artist Joyce Yang,  Susanna Phillips, and Pedja Mužijević and featured Ensemble member Jon Manasse,

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Sounds & Stories

Conceived expressly for the online experience, the interdisciplinary, live-streaming Sounds & Stories series explores music as a medium for storytelling. Hosted by Emmy and Tony award-winning David Hyde Pierce and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tristan Cook, the 2022 series focuses on the stories and music of composers Valerie Coleman and Joan Tower, Julius Eastman, and Kinan Azmeh.

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NYC Five-Borough Tour

OSL brings free, unique concerts to each of New York City’s five boroughs.


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Paul Taylor Dance Company

OSL joins Paul Taylor Dance Company, “one of the world’s superlative troupes” (New York Times) for three programs anchored by the orchestra at New York City Center’s City Center Dance Festival.

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OSL at Temple Emanu-El

OSL returns to Temple Emanu-El’s Steicker Center with a free performance of Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos.

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School Concerts

Now in its 45th season, OSL’s free School Concert program has reached more than a million students over the past four decades. OSL heads back to the Hostos Center in February to reach New York City children in person with a free program devoted to the music and inspiration of Kinan Azmeh.

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Photo Credits: Helenade Braganca, Courtesy of Con Edison, Paul B. Goode