Composer Gabriela Lena Frank will be the focus of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s annual “Music in Color” series of free community and school concerts in all five boroughs of New York City, taking place this spring. From March 19 to April 7, Frank will curate selections from her own string quartets, as well as a piece by Chou Wen-Chug, one of Frank’s inspirations. The Orchestra of St. Luke’s will premiere new works co-commissioned by OSL and composed by Fellows of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. The composers, who will be present at the performances, are Anjna Swaminathan, Matthew Evan Taylor, Marco-Adrián Ramos, Iman Habibi, and Christine Delphine Hedden. The five-borough Music in Color concert tour, in its third year, highlights the works and lives of classical composers of color.

Posted March 15, 2019

Gabriela Lena Frank photo by Mariah Tauger