2013-2014 OSFL Concert Season

Individual concert tickets are available after Labor Day and can be purchased by calling
the Clemens Center Box Office at 607-734-8191 

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The OSFL - "Something for Everyone"

We have such an exciting 2013-2014 Season planned for you this year!

                 Something for Everyone – the OSFL

Our Opening Concert at the Clemens Center features the return of William P. Perry to his native Elmira N.Y. home.  Mr. Perry is internationally acclaimed for his musical compositions for stage, screen, television, and major concert halls.  As many of you may remember, Mr. Perry wrote the music and lyrics to Mark Twain: The Musical which played in Elmira from 1987-1994.  In addition, he has won more than a dozen ASCAP Awards for his musical compositions.  Your subscription guarantees you great seats to welcome our friend back home on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

The annual Holiday Concert this year will be a festival of enchanting and magical Baroque masterpieces.  Don’t miss joining with friends, family and the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes in a sing-along of holiday favorites.

The Spring Concert will introduce the 2013 winner of our annual Hertzog Competition.  What major young talent will be discovered and perform with the entire orchestra and chorus on stage this year! Your subscription ensures you won’t miss this opportunity to see classical music’s next rising superstar!

The highly anticipated world premiere of a new work of music, commissioned by Corning’s Market Street Restoration Agency, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, will be performed for the first time anywhere at the Mother’s Day Eve Concert at the Corning Museum of Glass on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Tickets for this historic Corning event will sell quickly; with your subscription in hand, you won’t miss a beat.

Don’t forget to purchase your Chamber Series – Musicians’ Choice Subscription, presented at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.  With very limited seating and so many rave reviews this past season, we may just sell out before the season commences!

Thank you for supporting the OSFL!  Your subscription goes a long way to helping the OSFL deliver high quality live classical music performances for all to enjoy.  I look forward to seeing you at the concerts!


Heidi Berghoff, General Manager

Purchase tickets today to the Mother's Day Eve Concert on Saturday May 10

Order your tickets by this link to the Clemens Center Box Office.



Mother's Day Eve Concert at the Corning Museum of Glass - 7:30 p.m.



     Market Street Overture (World Premier)             Bill Perry                      

     Violin Concerto in E Minor                                   Mendelssohn

                               Augusto Diemecke, Solo Violin

     Symphony No. 4                                                    Brahms

Mother's Day Eve Concert Soloist

 Augusto Diemecke started his violin studies at age 11 with his father Emilio Diemecke. Augusto continued his violin training with Joanna Maikovska, Enrique Spin Yelps, Jorge Risi, Manuel Suarez, Fredell Lack, and Kenneth Goldsmith.  Augusto has participated in master classes with Itzhak Perlman, Henryk Szeryng, and Sergui Luca.  Mr. Diemecke has played with orchestras such as the Mexico City Philharmonic, OFUNAM, Guanajuato Symphony, Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet Orchestra, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra do Norte do Portugal, and as concertmaster with Orquestra Philharmonique du Tuornon in France.  As a soloist, he has performed with the Guanajuato Symphony, Morelia Symphony, Orquesta Ollin Yolistly, Orquesta de Camara de Bellas Artes, Corning Youth Orchestra, North Houston Symphony, Orquesta do Norte do Portugal, and Colgate Symphony.  He has performed chamber music recitals in France, Portugal, Peru, Mexico, and the United States.


Hope you didn't miss the Spring Concert Soloist - Annie Jacobs-Perkins Hertzog Winner 2013

  Annie Jacobs-Perkins, 16, started the cello at age five.  Ben Wensel, Katie Fittipaldi, and Kathy Kemp all played a huge part in her musical development. She currently studies with Mrs. Kemp, the assistant principal cellist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Like her teacher, Annie loves orchestral playing and has been principal cellist of the RPYO for the past three years. C4ROC, her rock cello quartet, won ASTA’s Eclectic Strings Competition in 2012. As a group they have opened concerts for Break of Reality, Barrage, and the Ying Quartet as well as performed on the radio show “Live from Hochstein.” She also plays in the Woodstock Duo, a guitar and cello duet, with her best friend and neighbor since age two, David Steinhardt. They recently won the chamber division of the Virtuosi Competition hosted by the International School of Music and Arts.

Annie won the Genesee Symphony Concerto Competition in 2012 and the Jo Amish Concerto Competition in 2013 where she played Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky with David Harman and the Penfield Symphony Orchestra. She is incredibly fortunate to have received merit scholarships from the Hochstein School of Music and Dance for the past five years. That school and its faculty have provided her with an irreplaceable musical education. This past year she was accepted to the Aspen School of Music, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, and the Heifetz International Music Institute on part scholarship.  

Annie is a senior at Mendon High School where she is on honor roll and is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. When she isn’t worrying about practicing or school, she is most likely raising seven hens in her back yard, making trouble with her friends, or working on completing a pre-collegiate diploma in music theory from the Eastman Community School. Next year she looks forward to studying composition with Margaret Henry and preparing for conservatory.  She would like to thank Toshiyuki Shimada and the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes for giving her this opportunity.