Welcome to Our 22nd Orchestra Season!

We are happy to announce our upcoming 2016-17 Season, the Orchestra's 22nd since its founding in 1995.

You can see the concerts of beautiful music that Maestro Shimada has selected for our concerts listed below.

Opening Concert

Sunday, September 25, 2016     

4:00 PM Clemens Center, Elmira     

Benjamin Pawlak, Piano

Williams                 Star Wars overture

Liszt                       Piano Concerto #1                  

Holst                      The Planets

Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 11, 2016       

4:00 PM Clemens Center, Elmira        


The Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes, and guest vocal soloists to be announced

Nazaykinskay                Winter Bells

Mozart                            Sleigh Ride

Beethoven                     Symphony No.9, movement 4, "Ode to Joy"

Anderson Sleigh Ride

And traditional Holiday Music: Silver Bells, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Jingle Bells

Spring Concert

Sunday, March 5, 2017            

4:00 PM Clemens Center, Elmira               

With the Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, the Junior String Ensemble, and the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes and the 2016 Doreen B. Hertzog Concerto Competition Winner, to be announced in June, 2016

Liszt                                Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (side by side perforamce with YO & JSE)

Tchaikovsky                  Selections from Sleeping Beauty Suite: La Fee des Lilas; Adagio; Valse:

                                        Pas d'action

Britten                            Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra 

Brahms                           Schicksalslied

Brahms                           Nänie


May Concert Finale

Saturday,  May 6, 2016              

7:30 PM Corning Museum of Glass               

Julie Eskar, Violin 

Berstein                        Candide Overture                                     

Barber                           Adagio for Strings 

Schumann Violin Concerto

Verdi                              Prelude to La Traviata

Mascagni                        Intermezzo for Cavaleria Rusticana

Morricone                       Gabriel's Oboe from the film, "The Mission"

Respighi                         Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)