Season Finale

 Saturday, May 7, 2016

7:30 p.m.

The Corning Museum of Glass 

The final Orchestra concert of the 2015-2016 season is a culmination of a progressive year. Chelsea Starbuck Smith comes from Juilliard to perform Sibelius' Violin Concerto, a virtuosic classical piece that was featured on the Emmy award winning show "Mozart and the Jungle".  The OSFL also brings to the area the music of Yale composer Thomas Duffy and his work Heart Throb, a contemporary piece composed around the rhythms and nuances of the human heartbeat. A rediscovered masterpiece originally removed from his first symphony, Mahler's Blumine movement will be introduced, before the powerful closing in Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite, which is accompanied by a visual presentation and light show in the CMOG auditorium.

To purchase tickets, call 607-734-8191
or visit the Clemens Center Website here: Purchase Tickets

Single Tickets: $45

Students with ID: $10

Children under 18: $8


The 2015-2016 Season

 As the 2015-2016 Season is drawing to a close on Saturday, May 7,
We want to say, "Thank You"

This has been a wonderful season for the OSFL, and we want to thank everyone who came to hear our concerts. Thank You for your support, for being a part our audience, and for helping to keep great music alive in our community.

Our Opening Concert at the Clemens Center on Saturday, September 19, 2015 featured Guest Pianist Charis Dimaras performing Piano Concerto by Scriabin. The program will also include In the Steppes of Central Asia by Borodin and Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.

The annual Holiday Concert at the Clemens Center on December 13, 2015, brought a festival of enchanting holiday masterpieces, including selections from Handel's Messiah and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, and other favorites.

The Spring Concert at the Clemens Center on March 6, 2016 introduced the astonishing young violinist Miranda Werner, 2015 winner of our annual Hertzog Competition, and featured our own Youth Orchestra and Junior String Ensemble performing with each other and the OSFL.

If you missed any of those performances, there is still one more wonderful concert to come!

The Mother’s Day Eve Concert at Corning Museum of Glass on Saturday, May 7, 2016 will feature guest artist Chelsea Starbuck Smith on violin performing the Violin Concerto by Sibelius. The program will also include Blumine by Mahler, Heart Throb by Duffy, and concludes with the Grand Canyon Suite by Grofe.

You can see both the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes four concert season, and the Rockwell Chamber Series Musicians' Choice three concert season on this printable PDF:  2015-2016 Season Rack Card

Opening Season Concert

Saturday, September 19, 2015      

7:30 PM Clemens Center, Elmira     

Charis Dimaras, Piano

Smith The Star-Spangled Banner     

Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia           

Scriabin Piano Concerto                      

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4


Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 13, 2015       

4:00 PM Clemens Center, Elmira        

Ivy Walz, ​Mezzo Soprano and ​Amanda Kohl, ​Soprano

With the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes 


Handel Selections from Messiah

Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers

Gray Light the Candles of Freedom

Dragon Jingle Bells Fantasie

Brown ​Christmas Lullaby from Songs of the New World

Rodgers My Favorite Things from the Sound of Music

Cahn-Styne Christmas Waltz 

Jackson Let There Be Peace on Earth 

Sing-Along Holiday Favorites

Anderson Sleigh Ride

Spring Concert

Sunday, March 6, 2016             

4:00 PM Clemens Center, Elmira               

With the Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, the Junior String Ensemble, the Mixed voices of Ithaca College, and the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes                                  

Vocal Soloist: Ivy Walz

2015 Doreen B. Hertzog Concerto Competition Winner: Miranda Werner 

Mozart Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio

Marquez Danzon No. 2

Tchaikovsky Marche Slav 

Sarasate Zigeunerweisen "Gypsy Airs"  

Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf

Stravinsky The Song of the Volga Boatman

Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky



Mother’s Day Eve Concert

Saturday,  May 7, 2016              

7:30 PM Corning Museum of Glass               

Chelsea Starbuck Smith, Violin 

Duffy Heart Throb                                      

Mahler Blumine (Flora)  

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor

Grofe Grand Canyon Suite