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

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Ong-Rose-Farny Trio (replaces Extasis)

April 21, 2024 at 3 p.m.
at Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Avenue (corner of Post Street) Saugerties.

David Rose - Viola, Violinist Isabel Ong, Cellist Natasha Ferny

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short video preview of our 28th season.

This FREE concert is live, in person at 3 p.m. Sunday April 21, 2024, with a "meet the musicians" reception afterwards (masks and social distancing suggested) and it will be available soon afterwards on Saugerties Pro Musica's YouTube Channel (just follow the link to view any time) Or on click on LIVE STREAM.

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SAVE THE DATES - 29th Season
2024 - September 15 (cello, clarinet and piano trio), October 13 (Bard College), November 3 (violin and piano duo) - 2025 - January 12 (piano and viola duo), February 9 (solo piano), March 9 (piano, cello and violin trio), April 13 (cello and piano duo).

PREVIEW Our 28th Season Schedule

links as they become available are to concert videos
Sept 17, 2023
Juliani Ensemble - violin, flute, cello trio
Oct 15, 2023
Itay Goren - solo piano
Nov 5, 2023
Annual Bard Student Concert
Jan 21, 2024
Frisson (with piano) - quartet
Feb 11, 2024
CreArtBox - piano/flute/viola trio
March 10, 2024
AYA - piano trio
April 21, 2024
Cello, Violin, and Viola String Trio replaces Extasis

OUR FULL SEASON 27 SCHEDULE - links as they become available are to concert videos

September 18, 2022
Ani Kalajian Piano Trio - Philip Edward Fisher / piano, and Bela Horvath / violin

October 16, 2022
Eric Siepkes - solo Piano

November 6, 2022
Bard Conservatory of Music violinist Elizabeth Chernyak, and friends

January 15, 2023
Ensemble Schumann - Piano, oboe, and violin trio

February 19, 2023
Argus String Quartet

March 19, 2023
Trio Raconteur - Piano, cello and violin (featuring Yalin Chi)

April 16, 2023
Tong & Sheppard - Piano & violin duo

SEASON 26 - links are to concert videos

September 19, 2021
Trio Kisosen Concert video.

October 17, 2021
Violin & Piano Duo - no video available

November 7, 2021
Avila Ensemble - classical & folk music of Venezuela

January 23, 2022
Liana Paniyeva - solo piano

February 20, 2022
Bard College Conservatory of Music - Brass Quintet

March 20, 2022
Frisson - chamber orchestra

April 24, 2022
Cuatro Puntos Ensemble - string quartet

An Open Letter To Our Community

Thanks to everyone who has helped make Saugerties Pro Musica a successful institution in our second quarter century plus of presenting fine music in our community. Until our next concert remember - stay safe & healthy - keep music in your lives and equality in your hearts.
Saugerties Pro Musica Board
Lisa Mayone
Edward Leavitt
Richard Frisbie

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Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major, K. 563 W. A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)
I. Allegro
III. Minuet and Trio
IV. Andante

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
I. Aria
Variation 9 Canone alla Terza
Variation 10 Fughetta
Variation 16 Ouverture
Variation 23
Variation 25 Adagio
Variation 30 Quodlibet
Aria da Capo è Fine

Brief Pause - Intermission

Clock it Caroline Mallonee (1975 - )

Serenade for String Trio in C major, op. 10 Erno Dohnányi (1877-1960)
I. Marcia. Allegro
II. Romanza. Adagio non troppo, quasi andante
IV. Tema con variazioni. Andante con moto
V. Rondo (Finale). Allegro vivace

-- (provided bios below)


Ong-Rose-Farny Trio
Violinist Isabel Ong is an avid chamber musician with a passion for contemporary music. She has served as a Fellow at the Foulger International Music Festival in Kean University, as well as at the Cortona Sessions in Italy, where she premiered pieces by many of today's upcoming contemporary composers. In addition to serving as a member of the New Juilliard Ensemble led by Joel Sachs at the Juilliard School, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, National Sawdust, and MOMA and at the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Switzerland. A strong advocate for using the power of music to serve a greater humanitarian purpose, Isabel performed at ASAP's (Advocates for Southeast Asians and the Persecuted) fifteenth anniversary celebration honoring their non-profit service of spreading higher education and implementing healthier and cleaner living conditions for the people of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. She has performed on the Taiwan Indigenous Television Channel 16, and at Aletheia University of Tamsui, Taiwan to perform in their 130th anniversary concert. Isabel was an inaugural member of the Spark Collective, an ensemble designed to perform new works by current compositional students at the University of South Carolina. An equally dedicated teacher, Isabel is on faculty at SUNY Fredonia, Mercyhurst University, and is a teaching artist at the Buffalo-based non-profit organization, Buffalo String Works. She also spends her summers on faculty at Point CounterPoint in Vermont. She holds degrees from Juilliard and University of South Carolina (BM, MM, and DMA).

David Rose - viola has served as a titled player of numerous orchestras, including Associate Principal of the Vancouver Symphony, Principal Viola of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Acting Assistant Principal of the San Francisco Symphony. Mr. Rose is currently the principal violist of the G27 chamber orchestra in Toronto. Also active as a baroque performer, he was a member of the Pacific Baroque orchestra, and has toured and recorded with Toronto's Tafelmusik. Mr. Rose studied viola at the University of British Columbia, and also Indiana University (Bloomington). His main teachers included Gerald Stanick, Atar Arad and Stanley Ritchie. He has serves as head of strings at Fredonia, and teaches in the summer at the Rocky Ridge Young Artists Seminar in the Colorado Rockies, as well as the Fredonia Summer String Festival.

American cellist Natasha Farny - acclaimed as a "terrific cello soloist" and as having a "big, generous tone," - performs as a soloist and chamber musician. She has recorded a CD, "French Music for Cello and Piano," on the Centaur label and "Women's Voices." Recent concerts include Arizona's Del E. Webb Performing Arts Center, NYC's Merkin Hall, and Colorado's Strings Music Festival. She premiered Avner Dorman's new Double Concerto for Cello, Piano, and Orchestra last year. Upcoming concerts in 2024 include appearances at Florida State University, Saugerties ProMusica, University of Albany Performing Arts Center, and a concerto performance with JoAnn Falletta at the Sewanee Music Center. Ms. Farny made her concerto debut at age 17 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale College. After completing higher degrees at the Eastman School of Music and at the Juilliard School, she received a fellowship for study in Leipzig, Germany. While at Juilliard, Ms. Farny performed Dutilleux's Tout un Monde Lointain with conductor Robert Spano and Olav Anton Thommessen's world premiere, Through Reflection with conductor Joel Sachs. Other concerto performances include collaborations with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Abilene (TX) Philharmonic, and the Greeley (CO) Symphony Orchestra, as well as many regional orchestras. Recent research interests entail music by women for cello. Ms. Farny published an article and has presented her work on female composers nationally and internationally. Ms. Farny is Professor of Cello at the School of Music at the State University of New York in Fredonia and in the summer, teaches at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and the Fredonia String Camp.

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

Saugerties Pro Musica does 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.

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