Earth Works: Music for Our Planet
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s returns to Music of the Americas with a program of new music by young composers.
On March 11, we will host this concert in-person, and tickets are free. To reserve your seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In compliance with New York City’s Emergency Executive Order 239, Americas Society will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for anyone entering our building. All guests will be required to wear masks.
On March 21 at 7 p.m. ET we will publish the video on this page.
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s is back on our stage, as part of its annual Five-Borough Tour. OSL performs chamber music by a group of living composers who write with wonderment about the earth and its origins, concern for its survival, and hope and purpose for its future. This program is connected to a movement initiated by the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, featuring composers from this community who “message a future that is just and green, again and again, to hasten cultural acceptance of the hard realities facing us all.”
- Christine Delphine Hedden, Luisne for violin and cello
- Michael-Thomas Foumai, Bang! for flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, viola, and cello
- Akshaya Tucker, In Whose Mouth, the Stars for string trio
- Gabriela Lena Frank, “Canto de la Hoja” from Suite Mestiza for violin
- Gabriela Lena Frank, “Zapatos de Chincha” from Hilos for clarinet and cello
- Iman Habibi, Âhūye Kūhī for violin and cello
- Nicolas Lell Benavides, Recyclate for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, violin, viola, and cello
The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation. The Spring 2022 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support for this concert comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.