Star Gazette

Star Gazette

Soloist / Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

“‘Beyond beautiful’ is the best way I can describe the May 6 concert of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes.

The Clemens Center was the venue, but it might have been Carnegie Hall, with masterful performances by baritone Todd Thomas and tenor Daniel Bates — both successful professionals in the world of opera and both from Elmira!

The orchestra never sounded better in performing music from operas, whether familiar or new to the audience, and the placement of the chorus in front of the orchestra was a successful innovation, allowing their voices to be be heard. Ask anyone who attended — it was magical!”

Martha Horton
Star Gazette