OSFL Chamber Series Concert – The Ithaca New Music Collective

The Ithaca New Music Collective performs 4 times a year in venues around Ithaca. A sample program includes classics of the contemporary repetoire in combination with music from living composers from the local community. Past performances included works by Luciano Berio (Sequenza 1), Steve Reich (Clapping Music), local composers Avner Finberg (Ascensions Solo Violin) and Josh Oxford (Love for Gloria). In this concert, however, we will present a simple hour long piece which is Stravinsky’s Historie du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale). The text, a tale of a soldier who sells his fiddle to the devil in return for worldly riches, will be narrated during the performance.

Celebrating 100 Years of a Musical Work and Premiering a New One

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents the next concert of its Musicians’ Choice Series, as a septet organized by violinist Avner Finberg performs Stravinsky’s ‘Soldier’s Tale’. He tells us about that work, as well as about the premiere of his composition ‘The Miracle of Hanukkah’ coming up on December 9.  

Photo credit: Grasya Orbon