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Come Visit Us!

No matter what your generation or musical experience, join us in concert for some REAL social networking. You can always check in with us on our website, or via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. But you can also give your digital self a mini-break and go live: stop by our office at 52 W. Market Street in Corning and say hello, renew your bond with us (and your season subscription, too) or try us out for the first time. We encourage you to connect to the OSFL in person!


Many Thanks!

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (Corning Elmira Musical Arts) is grateful for the generous support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature.


The OSFL is also grateful for the additional generous support of the Community Foundation of Corning-Elmira and the Finger Lakes, and the Corning, Incorporated Foundation


The Arts of the Southern Finger LakesClick here to visit The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes' website for more information on our Cultural Partners! The Cultural Partners' purpose is to identify ways to collaborate in order to improve the effectiveness of their organizations and the cultural community as a whole.

Many thanks to our performing venue hosts: Tom Weidemann and the staff of the Clemens Center, The Corning Museum of Glass, Christ Episcopal Church in Corning, NY, Brett Smith and the staff of The Rockwell Museum, and Bruce Whitmarsh and the staff of Chemung Valley History Museum. And a special word of gratitude to Steve Gergely and the faculty and staff of Notre Dame High School in Elmira, for hosting the Orchestra’s rehearsals throughout the season.

Looking for classical musicians for a wedding, cocktail party, wine tasting, or other special event?

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes can help put you in touch with professional musicians at the height of their creative ability. If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact the orchestra at (607) 936-2873 or via e-mail at

What Are They Saying?

See what our audience members are saying


"The English language does not have enough superlative adjectives to describe the concert, but here are a few: exquisite, exciting, exhilarating, and magnificent. People were breathless or shedding joyous tears at the end of the outstanding performance."


"The orchestra was amazing - the strings played the best I have ever heard them play. I liked how Toshi talked to the audience, not down to us like students, but as one adult to another telling us about this wonderful music. He has a sincerity about the music and a great zest for performing that I love! I look forward to the rest of the season."

As the music flowed so brilliantly, I looked around. Was I indeed at the Clemens Center? I could have been in Orchestra Hall, Carnegie Hall, Heinz Hall - you name it. The Orchestra certainly sounded better than I've ever heard it and, of course, it's all because of Toshi Shimada. Kudos to him for an outstanding evening of music making.

pening Concert!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

7:30 p.m.

Clemens Center, Elmira


Featuring Charis Dimaras, Piano

Our exciting season begins with Smith's "The Star Spangled Banner" before continuing the program with Borodin's lyrical "In the Steppes of Central Asia", which interlocks Russian and Asian melodic themes to paint a short but beautiful masterpiece. The OSFL welcomes Charis Dimaras, internationally acclaimed performer and teacher, to the stage to perform Scriabin's only "Piano Concerto", and ends the evening with the heart-wrenching "Symphony No. 4" by ​Tchaikovsky. 

Subscriptions to all four concerts start at only $55! 

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Single Tickets: $45/$35/$15

College Students (with ID): $10

Students under 18: $8 

Purchase Single Tickets Here!

Or call the Clemens Center Box Office at 607-734-8191

Facility usage and processing fees may be added to single ticket prices. 


OSFL Auditions for Core Positions

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes is looking for musicians to fill the following core positions:

Section Viola  *  Principal Double Bass  *  Principal Percussion (a one year position)

The OSFL will hold auditions on September 11 & 12, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, located at 2943 Westinghouse Road (Rte.14N). The auditions will consist of prepared solo or concerto and provided orchestral excerpts.

Click here for more information.

"Music is the universal language of humankind"

                                                                                          Henry Wadsworth Longfellow