Orchestra of St. Luke appoints new prinicipal conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado

By JENNIFER MALONEY

Months after moving into a new home on the far west side of Manhattan, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s announced the appointment of a new principal conductor on Tuesday.

Pablo Heras-Casado will be tasked with expanding the organization’s reach through education programs, recording projects and newly commissioned works. The 34-year-old native of Granada, Spain, will lead the ensemble for the next four years.

[CONDUCT]Jean-Francois LeclercqPablo Heras-Casado

St. Luke’s, which gives some 70 concerts each year across the five boroughs, moved in March to its first permanent home for rehearsal and recording, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, on 37th Street.

“One of the things we all felt was, now that the orchestra has a home, this would be a great time to have more defined artistic leadership,” said Katy Clark, the orchestra’s president and executive director. “He’s of a generation of conductors that see engagement with the community as really significant.”

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