Orchestra of St Luke’s presents: The Imagination of Eleanor Alberga

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Celebrate the music of contemporary composer Eleanor Alberga with a riveting narrative concert experience! Available online from December 3 – January 15 in partnership with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL), The Imagination of Eleanor Alberga will explore the life and music of this prolific composer. Hosted by playwright Kirya Traber, the concert will conclude with the North American premiere of Shining Gate of Morpheus, a new piece for French horn and string quartet.



This fall, OSL’s Music in Color concert celebrates the music of Eleanor Alberga. Born in Jamaica and currently based in the UK, Alberga composes with a deeply emotional language and structural clarity that has drawn high praise on an international level. OSL Musicians will be joined by narrator Kirya Traber to present a concert of Alberga’s music alongside pieces by J.S. Bach and Béla Bartók; the program will culminate in the North American premiere of the Alberga’s piece for horn and string quartet, Shining Gate of Morpheus.

Presented in collaboration with: Brooklyn Public Library, Flushing Town Hall, Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, HumanitiesNY, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Teen Ambassadors under Snug Harbor’s Youth Matters program are generously supported in part by NYC Councilmembers Debi Rose and Steven Matteo.