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Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents

A Grand Gershwin Celebration

May 11, 2024

Running Time: 1 hr and 25 mins, including a 15 min intermission.

Age Recommendation: All Ages


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Adults: $55/$45/$25
College Students with ID: $15
Youth Under 18 FREE

Groups of 10 or more 10% discount – please inquire

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Join us for a spectacular evening of music as the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents “A Grand Gershwin Celebration.” Showcasing three American composers, this concert promises to captivate as it begins with local composer Robert Dusek’s energetic and powerful Leviathan followed by Nkeiru Okoye’s poignant Voices Shouting Out which was written as a response to the 9-11 tragedy, calling for national optimism in the midst of profound challenges. Finally, two masterful works by George Gershwin will take center stage in this unforgettable performance.

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s iconic masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, the audience will be transported to the dazzling streets of 1920s New York City, where jazz and classical music harmoniously collide. Accompanied by the virtuosic pianist Bryan Pezzone (LA recording and performing artist), this rendition guarantees to offer an unforgettable experience.

On the second half of the concert, we invite you to revel in the timeless beauty of Porgy and Bess – A Concert of Songs by George Gershwin, performed by soprano Dimery Alexis and baritone Fredd Redd. As the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes add their harmonious voices to the mix, this enchanting evening promises to be a grand celebration of Gershwin’s enduring musical legacy that you won’t want to miss.

Get your tickets today and prepare to be swept away by the magic of this extraordinary concert!

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes
Toshiyuki Shimada, Music Director & Conductor


Lynnesha Crump, soprano
Fred Redd, baritone
Bryan Pezzone, piano
​Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes


Leviathan by Robert Dusek   
Voices Shouting Out by Nkeiru Okoye
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

*** Intermission ***    

Porgy and Bess – A Concert of Songs by Gershwin


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