22-23 Orchestra Concerts
We are excited to share the announcement of our 2022-23 Orchestral Concert Season! The past two seasons have been a test of our passion and resolve, and this season we are shifting our focus inward as we nurture the parts of oneself that only music can address. While doing so, we are reminded that-
TOGETHER WE ARE SOUND
Not All Frozen Holiday Concert
The community tradition continues with an amazing line up of voices to ring in the holiday cheer--a treat for all ages. Prepare for the arrival of this welcoming season of giving with this joyful concert. To keep the festivities going, join us for our Annual Gala “Afterglow” immediately following the concert.
LAURA DARRELL (Anna from Frozen Live)
Musical Theatre Holiday Tunes
Dances in Freygish
(World Premiere for Hanukkah)
by Avner Finberg
by Vladimir Godar
with the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes
Hansel & Gretel
by Engelbert Humperdinck
with ASHLEY SANFORD, soprano and IVY WALZ, mezzo soprano
Selections from Mannheim Steamroller, Handel's Messiah, 1940s Big Band jazz arrangements and more for a splendid holiday celebration!
Lunch & Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 1 at noon.
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*New Double Concert Weekend*
Opening Concert of the
Isabel Metz, Hertzog Competition Winner 2022
Side-by-Side Concert with the Youth Orchestra and Junior String Ensemble
Sunday, March 5
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning
Isabel Metz, Hertzog Competition Winner 2022
Celebrate the musical growth of our own Youth Orchestra and Junior String Ensemble as they play alongside the professionals in the OSFL. The program features Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and more standards. Be prepared to be wowed by Isabel Metz, the 2022 Hertzog Concerto Competition Winner performing the timeless classic Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor. The OSFL will add a special touch as we recognize March as Music in Our Schools Month and the OSFL’s mission to inspire appreciation and music education.
Season Finale and Closing Concert of the Schumann Festival
Saturday, May 13
Clemens Center, Elmira
Ben Pawlak, Piano
To bring the Schumann Festival to a close, enjoy the soothing music of Brahms Schicksalslied, as well as Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto with pianist Ben Pawlak, and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 “Spring.” Relish these cheerful movements to awaken spring within all of us and a delightful way to spend Mother’s Day Eve!
Benjamin Pawlak, Guest Pianist
22-23 Musicians' Choice Chamber Series
Friday, November 4 at 7:30 PM at North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY
Jeanne Sperber, flute and Simon Bjarning, percussion
Friday, January 13 at 7:30 PM at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY
Emily Dobmeier, clarinet and Rosanna Moore, harp
Friday, February 3 at 7:30 PM at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY
Eastman Student String Quartet-in-Residence
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM at North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY
The Edgewood Piano Trio in conjunction with the Clara Schumann Festival
**Programs subject to change.**
Earlier This Season
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Christ Episcopal Church, 33 E. First St., Corning, NY
Emily Dobmeier, Clarinet
Join us for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with principal clarinetist Emily Dobmeier in memory of our former second clarinetist Diana Groll. Also featured on the program will be Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, which was written as he came to terms with his hearing loss and suicidal thoughts. We continue the work of September's Suicide Awareness Month as we present Beethoven's story. Pairing with these well-known works, the complimentary music of Amy Beach features captivating melodies and somber tones featured in Bal Masque.
Come soak in the symphonic spa of a beautiful concert after leaf peeping or exploring the wine trails on a long autumn weekend.
Pre-Concert Lecture and Suicide Prevention Training
Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM
Christ Episcopal Church
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Speakers: Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada and Tiffany Bloss, Executive Director of SPCS
Beethoven struggled with suicidal thoughts while writing his second symphony. Join us to learn more about suicide risk factors, warning signs, and prevention as you hear about the classic works on the concert.
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
Talk Saves Lives is a standardized education program that provides participants with a clear understanding of suicide as a leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what we can do in our community to save lives. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.