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.

Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and Junior String Ensemble Concert

The Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, conducted by OSFL concertmaster Augusto Diemecke, is an ensemble of the finest young musicians in our region. It provides advanced challenges and opportunities for young people who are enthusiastic about music. The Junior String Ensemble, conducted by OSFL violinist Gary Chollet, encourages the development of young string players. It fosters early musical development and serves as a feeder program for the Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. Youth Orchestra & Junior String Ensemble concerts are free.

Drama is on the BPO Program

The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra presents music of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in a concert on May 19th in the Forum on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton.  The new Music Director, Daniel Hege, joins us to talk about this dramatic program featuring trumpet soloist Frank Campos.  

Photo credit: Alice G. Patterson

The Binghamton Philharmonic Celebrates the Variety of Music by ‘Magnificent Mozart’

The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege presents ‘Magnificent Mozart’ on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 in the Forum, on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton.  Maestro Hege talks about the great variety of music that Mozart wrote and one astonishing harmonic discovery he made while preparing this concert.  

Photo credit: Alice G. Patterson