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                           PO Box 15, Corning, NY  14830


The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (Corning Elmira Musical Arts) is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Arts of the Southern Finger LakesClick here to visit The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes' website for more information on our Cultural Partners! The Cultural Partners' purpose is to identify ways to collaborate in order to improve the effectiveness of their organizations and the cultural community as a whole.

Many thanks to our performing venue hosts: Tom Weidemann and the staff of the Clemens Center, Nancy Jean Perkins and the Corning Museum of Glass, Christ Episcopal Church in Corning, NY, Cindy Weakland and the staff of The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, and Bruce Whitmarsh and the staff of Chemung Valley History Museum. And a special word of gratitude to Steve Gergely and the faculty and staff of Notre Dame High School in Elmira, for hosting the Orchestra’s rehearsals throughout the season.

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No matter what your generation or musical experience, join us in concert for some REAL social networking, stop by our office on Market Street and say hello, check in with us on our website, via Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. But then, give your smart phone a mini-break and go live. Renew your bond with us, or try us out for the first time. Forget your digital links and connect to the OSFL in person!

What are they saying?

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"The English language does not have enough superlative adjectives to describe the concert, but here are a few: exquisite, exciting, exhilarating, and magnificent. People were breathless or shedding joyous tears at the end of the outstanding performance."


"The orchestra was amazing - the strings played the best I have ever heard them play. I liked how Toshi talked to the audience, not down to us like students, but as one adult to another telling us about this wonderful music. He has a sincerity about the music and a great zest for performing that I love! I look forward to the rest of the season."


As the music flowed so brilliantly, I looked around. Was I indeed at the Clemens Center? I could have been in Orchestra Hall, Carnegie Hall, Heinz Hall - you name it. The Orchestra certainly sounded better than I've ever heard it and, of course, it's all because of Toshi Shimada. Kudos to him for an outstanding evening of music making.

"Music is the universal language of humankind"

                                                                                          Henry Wadsworth Longfellow