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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 - April 15, 2018 at 3 pm

 

Czech Violinist Iva Bittova & Friends


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Born in what is now called the Czech Republic, Iva Bittova attended drama pre-school, specializing in violin and ballet. She graduated from the Music Conservatory in Brno in drama and music. During her studies, Iva took part-time engagements as an actress and musician. She cites these engagements as some of the most formative and influential of her life. While working full time in theater as an adult, she re-kindled her interest in playing violin, an instrument she had set aside in her younger years. After her father's early death, she decided to follow in his professional footsteps as an instrumentalist and by composing her own music.
The violin has become her life's passion and the most inspiring musical instrument in her professional life. Iva firmly believes that, as playing the violin places extreme demands on musicians, the composer's work depends utterly on commitment and diligence.
Iva decided to relocate her personal and professional life to the United States. In the summer of 2007 she settled amid the splendors of nature in upstate New York. In 2015 she finished her studies at the Academy of Ancient Music / Musicology at the Masaryk University in Brno and received a bachelor's degree.
"The violin is a mirror reflecting my dreams and imagination. For many years, I have worked in a range of musical genres, including jazz, rock, classical and opera. Deciding on a name for my style of music is far from over yet. Whatever it is, many of my listeners have long considered it highly original. It has always been everyday life that inspired my music and interpretations. Its inspiration has been total silence and an absolutely positive atmosphere. Those are the most important conditions and surroundings in which when my ideas spring into life. I believe they have a significant impact on my music." Iva Bittova

"Her powers of spontaneous creativity are more bountiful than it is fair to confer on one person. Witness and marvel." Ken Hunt

 

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

 

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The 22nd season schedule:
2017
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
2018
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 hopefarm@hopefarm.com or call: 845-679-5733 or 845-246-5021

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        Musician Inquiries:

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

or email Richard Frisbie

 

 

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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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Admission $12 - Seniors $10 - Students Free
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