OSL presents free concerts throughout New York City to engage new audiences with classical music through dynamic concerts and multidisciplinary programs designed to be as entertaining as they are educational.

OSL’s 2021 Music in Color program will feature composer Valerie Coleman’s work, Portraits of Josephine in a livestreamed concert on June 9, 2021. Written for woodwind quintet, Portraits of Josephine celebrates the life of the famed performer and social justice activist Josephine Baker. Playwright and actor Kirya Traber will premiere her own original narrative to connect Coleman’s musical depictions of Baker’s origins, adventures, and legacy. Reservations for this event will open in early spring 2021.