From October 6 to 23, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s will perform free concerts in all five boroughs of New York City as part of its annual St. Luke’s Subway Series. This year’s concerts will spotlight music by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), an eighteen-century classical composer of African descent who was born in Guadeloupe and lived in France for much of his career. The St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble will be joined by the Classical Theatre of Harlem for six performances hosted by WQXR classical radio’s Terrance McKnight. Each performance will be preceded by a 45-minute interactive workshop called “Your Stories and Music” for young people and adults, led by Orchestra of St. Luke’s team of teaching artists. Concert sites include the Greene Space (Manhattan), Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island), Pregones Theater (Bronx), Skylight Gallery/Center for Art & Culture (Brooklyn), Harlem School for the Arts (Manhattan), and Flushing Town Hall (Queens.) More information here.
Posted October 5, 2016