Spring Concert (2021)
Our youth ensemble students were finally able to rehearse together in small ensembles in Spring 2021. However, due to the continued caution surrounding the pandemic, we we unable to hold a final concert with an audience.
Thank you to 171 Cedar Arts for allowing our students to record their final performances at their facility. Please enjoy the Final Concert of the 2020-21 Season!
Midori's Residency (2020)
Virtuoso violinist Midori worked with the Youth Orchestra and Junior String Ensemble through the Orchestra Residencies Program. This was a real privilege for the students to meet Midori and learn from her amazing artistry in an interactive virtual setting.
Starting October 10th, Midori held five workshops, including a master class for YO and JSE students and parents. These were chocked full of information, inspiration, and conversation. In her role as a UN Messenger of Peace, Midori talked about her work in music education and humanitarian efforts around the world.
As part of the special COVID-19 Support Program this year, this residency program was established to help keep young musicians engaged, motivated and excited during these unusual times.
May 16, 2021
for a special virtual performance with
the Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes
conducted by Augusto Diemecke
with a world premiere of Spring Cadenzas by Derek Bermel
This special one-time performance streamed live on the OSFL YouTube page. The concert included a panel discussion with Augusto Diemecke, Toshiyuki Shimada, Midori, Derek Bermel, and Trevor New (lead techincal engineer).
Download the concert program.
Alexander Technique Workshop by Katie Fittipaldi
Students learned to play their instruments with ease, release the tension, and improve their focus. As a special bonus, we learned how to overcome Zoom fatigue!