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
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.
OSL Bach Festival 2022
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 soloists Joyce Yang, Jon Manasse, Susanna Phillips, and Pedja Mužijević
Sounds & Stories
Conceived expressly for the online experience, the interdisciplinary, live-streaming Sounds and 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.
NYC Five-Borough Tour
OSL brings unique biographical concerts to venues in each of New York City’s five boroughs. This season debuts “Earth Works: Music for our Planet,” a program of new and recent chamber works about our terrestrial world and its survival by Latin Grammy winner Gabriela Lena Frank and fellows of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.
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.
OSL at Temple Emanu-El
OSL returns to Temple Emanu-El’s Steicker Center with a free performance of Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos.