Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Announces “A Grand Gershwin Celebration” Concert 

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes has announced its season finale concert, “A Grand Gershwin Celebration” which will take place on May 11 at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY.

The series finale concert will feature a stellar line up of soloists including Lynnesha Crump on soprano, Fred Redd on baritone, and Bryan Pezzone on piano, and also feature  music from the highly requested Porgy & Bess. In Addition, the soloists will be holding master classes for students and the public on May 9 on piano and May 10 on vocal, fans can sign up for the email newsletter to be notified when details are available. 

As a part of the education infusion initiative, the OSFL will also hold two events for the general public to “Meet the Soloists” on May 9 at 1:00 PM. The consummate crossover pianist, Bryan Pezzone will give an engaging presentation about his diverse career path including his Hollywood gigs recording major films (Disney movies, WB cartoons, AAA games, Harry Potter, Frozen, Star Wars and hundreds more). At the piano, Pezzone will also demonstrate his fusion of jazz, classical, modern and more, including improvisation across genres. This event will be hosted at Corning Painted Post High School. Visitors should RSVP in advance at OSFL.org and arrive early to sign in at the school office.

In addition, a vocal master class will be led by Fredrick Redd on Friday, May 10 at 4:00-5:30 at North Presbyterian Church at 921 College Ave., Elmira. An engineer, triathlete and “compelling vocal actor” (London’s Opera Now), Redd has performed principal roles with opera companies throughout the US and made his New York City Opera debut in the Emmy-nominated Porgy & Bess performances. Both events are free to attend. 

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will host their season finale concert “A Grand Gershwin Celebration” on May 11 at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY. Fans can find tickets at ClemensCenter.org or 607-734-8191. 

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