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   2019/2020  Season

24th Season Concert Schedule

March 15, 2020, at 3 p.m.
CANCELED
With apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
Ekstasis Duo
EKSTASIS DUO
Natasha Farny - cello Eliran Avni - piano

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



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OUR FULL SEASON 24 SCHEDULE

Sept 15th 2019
Ensemble Aubade - harp, flute, viola

October 20 2019
Marc Peloquin - piano

November 10 2019
Bard Conservatory of Music - vocal

January 26 2020
Strawberry Hill Fiddlers

February 16 2020
Duo Mondo - cello & guitar

March 15 2020
Ekstasis - piano & cello (women composers concert)

April 19 2020
Duo - piano & violin

May 17 2020
Trio Kisosen - piano trio

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   Program

PROGRAM
Celebrating Women Composers

Sonata in B-flat Major, op. 46 Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)
I. Allegro moderato

Three Romances, op. 22 Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell

24 Preludes (1999) Lera Auerbach (1973 - )
7. Vivo ma non troppo e poco agitato
23. Adagio sognando
24. Vivo

Intermission

Lament (2000) Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1939 - )

Sonata in A minor, op. 5 Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Allegro vivace e grazioso

Hommage à Nina Simone arr. D. Kaufman
1. My Baby Just Cares For Me
2. Don't smoke in Bed
3. Love Me or Leave Me

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     Bio:

Extasis Duo
Natasha Farny has distinguished herself as a talented artist of significant versatility, sensitivity, and experience. An accomplished soloist, Ms. Farny has performed with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and several orchestras throughout New York State. She has appeared at international festivals such as the Czech Republic's Dvorak Society American Spring Festival, Germany's Kronberg Cello Festival, Italy's Brancaleoni International Music Festival, and many American festivals.
Eager for new pathways, Ms. Farny has experimented with many different musical styles and instruments. She learned the Theremin cello, took a course in Baroque cello, and has delved into jazz improvisation with Fredonia string colleagues, performing as a member of FredFour, a string quartet with double bass. Ms. Farny is also active as a new music performer. Additional research interests include cataloging, promoting, and performing works for cello by women composers.
As cello professor at the School of Music at the State University of New York in Fredonia, Ms. Farny oversees the Fredonia cello choir and coordinates the string chamber music program. Ms. Farny has been honored there with several awards, including grants from the Faculty Student Association and the United University Professions, as well as the Hagan Young Scholar Artist Award for outstanding artistic performance.
Natasha Farny holds bachelor's degrees begun at the Curtis Institute of Music and finished at Yale University, a master of music degree from the Eastman School of Music, and a doctorate of musical arts degree from The Juilliard School. She released her debut solo CD of French cello music in January 2020.


Having begun his childhood musical training at the Tel Aviv Academy with Marina Bondarenko, pianist Eliran Avni won first prize in both the Clairmont and Rachmaninoff Competitions at the age of 16. Praised as possessing both "ironclad technique" and "ample suppleness" by The New York Times, Eliran Avni is an emerging force in the contemporary classical music scene. Hailed as "The new hope of Israeli music" by Ma'ariv, he made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta at age 17.
Having developed a strong affinity for chamber music after studying with world-renowned musicians Yo-Yo- Ma and Isaac Stern, Mr. Avni collaborated with numerous artists and the Chicago Chamber Music Players, as well as actors Sigourney Weaver and Richard Chamberlain. He has recorded for the Naxos, Tzadik and SHUFFLE Concert labels.
As a soloist, Eliran is known as a preeminent interpreter of the music of composer Avner Dorman. Solo performance highlights include Dorman's Azerbaijani Dance with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta at Carnegie Hall, Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto with the Alabama Symphony, and the Grieg Concerto with the Oakland East Bay Symphony.
Dr. Avni received both his BM and MM degrees while studying with Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky at The Juilliard School and completed his DMA degree as a student of both Dr. Kaplinsky and Jerome Lowenthal.

 

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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) 

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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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