Orchestra presents a holiday concert with twist | Community

The Southern Finger Lakes Orchestra announces the return of the annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 11 at 4 p.m. at the Clemens Center in Elmira.

Originally slated to perform at the 25th OSFL Season Finale in May 2020, aerial violinist Janice Martin will add a new twist to this timeless holiday tradition. Martin wowed millions of viewers on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 and has her own “The Janice Martin Cirque Show” in residence at the Americana Theater in Branson, Mo. She will perform Vivaldi’s Winter from “The Four Seasons, Carmen Sarasate’s Fantasy, a Christmas violin medley and Tchaikovsky’s favorite Holiday Nutcracker suite.

In addition, OSFL will perform the world premiere of Polina Nazaykinskaya’s “The Tales of Sorrow”, which was commissioned by OSFL for its 25th anniversary in 2020. Other selections on the program include two Poles from Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, “Fantasia” on Wendel’s Yaroushalaim Shel Zahv (Golden Jerusalem), a mix of holiday favorites, and ending with the festive OSFL interpretation of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.

OSFL will adhere to COVID guidelines from the Clemens Center, which requires masks for all members of the public, regardless of their immunization status.

For tickets, visit https://clemenscenter.org or call 607-734-8191.

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