BEHIND the CURTAIN Two Corners panel discussion

Eastman School of Music's Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, will moderate this panel discussion featuring the key players involved in the creation of Finger Lakes Opera's (FLO) first commissioned opera.

Panelists include composer B.E. Boykin, librettist Jarrod Lee, soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, and FLO Artistic Director Gerard Floriano.

Event is free with online registration.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 7 PM 

at Kilbourn Hall, The Eastman School of Music  (26 Gibbs St, Rochester NY, 14604)


Finger Lakes Opera (FLO) kicks off its 2024 Summer Festival with this FREE, commemorative program that illuminates the joy, resilience, and journey toward freedom, justice, and equality for all.

The evening will be emceed by News 10 NBC-WHEC evening news anchor Deanna Dewberry, and, feature the Mount Olivet Sanctuary Choir with Wings of Praise Flag Ministry and singers from the cast of FLO's world premiere production of Two Corners by composer B. E. Boykin and librettist Jarrod Lee.

To see the program and/or learn more about the creative team and singers associated with Juneteenth, click the picture.

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 7 PM

at Mount Olivet Baptist Church (141 Adams Street, Rochester, NY 14608)

OUT LOUD AT THE MAG featuring the 2024 Young Artists

This fun, happy hour event will feature FLO's 2024 Young Artists, a group of six incredible singers selected from an applicant pool of 514! 

Appetizers and drink, provided by Brown Hound Catering, are included in price of ticket.

To see the program and/or learn more about the 2024 Young Artists and what they will be singing for this program, click the picture. 

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 @ 5 PM 

at Vanden Brul Pavilion, Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607)

TWO CORNERS by B. E. Boykin & Jarrod Lee

Two Corners explores the friendship between Florine, a Black woman, and her childhood friend Sarah, a white woman in rural Alabama during the Civil Rights Era. Will their friendship survive or was it a part of their imagination? 

Soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, fresh off her debut at The Metropolitan Opera, sings the lead role of Florine in this one-act, multi-media, WORLD PREMIERE production.

Portraying the younger versions of Florine and Sarah will be two dancers from Garth Fagan Dance. Original choreography will be provided by Norwood "PJ" Pennewell.

To learn more about this story and its cast, click the photo.


Friday, June 28, 2024 @ 7 PM

Sunday, June 30, 2024 @ 2 PM

at Monroe Community College Mainstage Theatre  (1000 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623)

Robin & Timothy Wentworth Arts Building (#4)


Hilarity abounds when family members, disgruntled because their recently deceased, wealthy relative has left them nothing, scheme to rewrite his will before others become aware of his death.

This production features the 2024 Young Artists, a stellar group of community members, and the FLO Orchestra, all under the direction of Artistic Director, Conductor, and Founder Gerard Floriano. 

To see the entire cast, click the photo. 

Friday, July 12, 2024 @ 7 PM
Sunday, July 14, 2024 @ 2 PM

at Monroe Community College Theater (1000 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623)

Robin & Timothy Wentworth Arts Building (#4)