Legends of Russia: Spring Concert


Sunday, March 6, 2016

4:00 p.m.

The Clemens Center, Elmira, NY 

Russia is the muse for the Orchestra's Spring Concert with our student ensembles and choir! The Junior String Ensemble will open with Mozart's Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio before being joined by the Youth Orchestra in Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez. The Youth Orchestra and OSFL will perform Tchaikovsky's March Slav side-by-side before celebrated 2015 Doreen B. Hertzog Concerto Competition winner Miranda Werner adds a splash of Bohemian spice with Pablo de Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen on the violin. Peter and the Wolf, a Russian children's story narrated by Dr. Ed Williams, will close the half. The Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes and mixed voices of Ithaca College, under the direction of William Cowdery, will perform the Russian shanty Song of the Volga Boatmen as arranged by Stravinsky and forces combine with guest soprano Ivy Walz in the final work Alexander Nevsky by Prokofiev.

Single Tickets: $45 - $30 - $15

Students with ID: $10

Children under 18: $8

Click Here for Miranda's bio and information about the upcoming Hertzog competition!

The 2015-2016 Season

 Welcome to the OSFL 2015-2016 Season!

Our Opening Concert at the Clemens Center on Saturday, September 19, 2015 will feature 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 this year at the Clemens Center on December 13, 2015, will be a festival of enchanting holiday masterpieces, including selections from Handel's Messiah and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, and other favorites. Don’t miss joining with friends, family and the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes in a holiday sing-along.

The Spring Concert at the Clemens Center on Sunday March 6, 2016 will introduce you to young violinist Miranda Werner, 2015 winner of our annual Hertzog Competition.  Your subscription ensures you won’t miss this opportunity to see classical music’s next rising superstar!

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 Violin Concerto by Sibelius. The program will also include Blumine by Mahler, Heart Throb by Duffy, and the conclusion to the season the Grand Canyon Suite by Grofe.

Don’t forget to purchase your Chamber Series – Musicians’ Choice Subscription, presented at the Rockwell Museum. You get all three concerts for only $75.00. Seating is limited, so a subscription will guarantee you a seat at this sold out event!

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