The Orchestra of St. Luke’s is one of the most recognizable musical organizations in the country, and a pivotal ambassador for orchestral and chamber music in the New York scene.
St. Luke’s performance arm is bilateral. The larger Orchestra of St. Luke’s performs annually in its reputable Carnegie Hall series and as orchestra-in-residence at the summertime Caramoor International Music Festival, where it first came into existence in 1979. The St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the elite core of Orchestra musicians, presents compelling chamber music programs at the Morgan Library and Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and in the town of Beacon upstate.
St. Luke’s presents a sparkling repertoire that ranges from the traditional Mozart and Beethoven to the modernist Schoenberg and Berg to living Americans William Bolcom and Phil Kline. The organization advances its creative presence with its esteemed Arts Education programs designed to cultivate a new generation of musicians, composers, and listeners.
Beginning in 2011, the newly built DiMenna Center for Classical Music will become the new home of St. Luke’s, serving as its creative and administrative hub, with new space for rehearsal and recording.
Orchestra of St. Luke’s Information
- Venues: Carnegie Hall (57th Street and Seventh Avenue); the Morgan Library and Museum (225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street); Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway – Grand Army Plaza); Dia:Beacon (3 Beekman Street, Beacon); Caramoor International Music Festival in Katonah, New York – June, July, and August residency
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue (good in NYC)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue (NYC venues are all accessible)
- Performances/Programs: About 100 performances per year
- Ticket Prices: Depends on venue. Student and senior discounts are available for most St. Luke’s concerts
- Group Discounts: Up to 20% off for groups of 10 or more
- Subscriptions: Various subscriptions are offered, including the Orchestra series (tickets are available through Carnegie Hall), the Chamber Music Series, and others. Subscribers save up to 30%
- Membership: The most basic offering is the 45 Below membership, which allows people 45 years old and younger to pay their age for membership. Benefits include substantial discounts on concert tickets and area restaurants, invitations to member-exclusive events, the chance to purchase seats before they go on sale to the general public, and the Take a Friend deal.