About The DiMenna Center

The DiMenna Center opened in 2011 and is New York City’s only acoustically optimized rehearsal and recording space dedicated to classical music. Owned and operated by Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL), The DiMenna Center welcomes thousands of musicians and hundreds of ensembles each year and has hosted artists such as Jon Batiste, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, James Taylor, and Sting. Committed to serving the musical community and its Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, The DiMenna Center hosts hundreds of neighbors, families, and school children each year for free community events.

What Makes the DiMenna Center Special

Land Acknowledgement

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music sits on the unceded land of Lenapehoking, the homelands of the Lenape. Along with our parent organization, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, we acknowledge the continuing relationship that the Lenape have to their native land and pay respect to the Lenape people, their elders, and their ancestors.

100,000+ Visitors

welcomed to the DiMenna Center since opening.

400+ Ensembles & Artists

such as Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Valery Gergiev, James Taylor, and Sting.

Serving the NYC Musical Community

with affordable space built for making and performing music.

History, Design, & Acoustics

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From the Ground Up

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Box Within a Box

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Made For Music

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Sound Advice

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Singing The Same Song

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Center In Motion

Our Timeline


The concept for The DiMenna Center for Classical Music began in 2004, when Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted a study and found that New York City’s classical music community lacked access to first-rate, affordable rehearsal and recording space.


In 2006, OSL launched a capital campaign, Fund for the Future, to support the purchase and renovation of a space that could serve as OSL’s home and an invaluable resource for all of the city’s classical musicians.

Location & Development

In November 2008, OSL purchased a 20,000+ square-foot space in Midtown Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, in a building shared with the Baryshnikov Arts Center. An exceptional project leadership team—including H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, A’kustiks, and Barr and Barr—set to work designing and developing a space that would meet the unique needs of classical musicians. Construction began in May 2010,

Grand Opening

OSL celebrated the grand opening of The DiMenna Center for Classical Music on March 8, 2011.

Accessibility Statement

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for individuals with disabilities. We are continually working on our website to improve the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. For additional assistance or any accessibility concerns, please contact us at (212) 594-6100 or OSLinfo@OSLmusic.org. 

Our facility is fully accessible for those who have impaired mobility. There is elevator access to all our spaces, and our bathrooms are designed for wheelchair access. There is a wheelchair on site, and we ask visitors to bring a companion with them if they need assistance with entering/exiting or operating their wheelchair. Requests for large print program for performances should be requested through the performing organization.