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Each year we offer a $1000 Scholarship to one matriculating Saugerties student pursuing a music education.

Scholarship Application   (deadline 5/1/18 for Award Presentation on our stage May 20th)  

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners: Jenna Weaver & Matthew Vigna!  

   2017/2018  Season - our 22nd Season!

NEXT CONCERT - May 20, 2018 at 3 pm


Ani Kalayjian, David Lister
& pianist David Fung

Program ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Bio




Beethoven Op. 1 #1 trio
Adagio cantabile
Scherzo. Allegro assai
Finale. Presto

Piazzolla Seasons of Oblivion


Brahms B major trio

Ani Kalayjian - Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "representing the young, up-and-coming generation," and a cellist with "notable conviction and skill," by San Diego Arts, Armenian-American cellist Ani Kalayjian enjoys an exciting career that has taken her all over the world, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Her competition successes includes winning the Anglo-Czechoslovak Trust competition in England as a soloist where she was also granted the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize, as well as a top prize at the J.C. Arriaga chamber music competition with Sima Trio.
David Lisker - Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, Mr. Lisker immigrated to America with his parents when he was 4 years old and began studying violin at the age of 5 with his father. He continued his studies with Terrine Gomez in Champagne, Illinois, Linda Rose in Los Angeles, and Mark Zinger in Chicago. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec, and his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School where he studied with Itzhak Perlman. Described as an "exquisite virtuoso violinist" (Chicago Sun-Times) whose "playing possesses a deeply profound musical instinct" (The Classical Network) and a "cultivated artistic taste" (Kulturas Diena, Latvia), David Lisker has appeared in many of today's most prestigious concert halls including New York's Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Hall, The Mann Auditorium in Israel, The Orange County Performing Arts Center in California, The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and The Shanghai Theatre in China.
David Fung - Praised for his "superstar qualities" [Le Libre], has performed with the major orchestras of the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, appearing at the world's foremost festivals and concert venues with repertoire spanning from Mozart to Tan Dun. Described as "stylish and articulate" in the New York Times and having "superstar qualities" by Le Libre, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for performances that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive.


There will be a meet the artists reception immediately after the concert

  After a brief summer hiatus, Saugerties Pro Musica concerts return on September 16th to open our 23rd season with the incomparable, award-winning Daurov/Myer Duo, a piano/cello pairing you do not want to miss.

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The 22nd season schedule:
September 17 - The Boston Trio
This concert is a Hudson River Valley Ramble event.

October 15 - Harmonic Brass of Munich
This concert is an Ulster County Heritage Week event.

November 19 - Ludwig Duo
January 21 - Strawberry Hill Fiddlers
February 18 - Thomas Leighton, Tenor
March 18 - Pianist Yalin Chi
April 15 - Violinist Iva Bittova
May 20 - Cellist Ani Kalayjian & Friends

All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM, at Saugerties United Methodist Church on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street. (#67 Washington Ave) 

Season Tickets are $75 for all 8 concerts. 

Single ticket admission is $15 for Adults, Seniors $12. Students are always FREE - kindly invite some to join you at our concerts. 

Saugerties Pro Musica do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious belief, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability
Saugerties United Methodist Church has a handicap access ramp for the concert and an automatic chair for the stairs to the reception/restrooms.

For more information please email or call: 845-679-5733 or 845-246-5021


        Musician Inquiries:

Music Director
c/o Saugerties Pro Musica
PO Box 276 
Saugerties, NY, 12477  

or email Richard Frisbie



All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM

at the Saugerties United Methodist Church

on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street

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