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All concerts are FREE in-person or online.

See a pdf of our 29th Season Brochure

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

Scholarship Application   (deadline 5/1/2025)  

September 15, 2024 at 3 p.m.
at Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Avenue (corner of Post Street) Saugerties.

Ani Kalayjian Trio

Philip Edward Fisher, piano, Moran Katz, clarinet & Ani Kalayjian, cello

This FREE concert is live, in person at 3 p.m. Sunday September 15, 2024, with a "meet the musicians" reception afterwards 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).

28th Season -- links 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

All concerts are FREE, but you can buy tickets online as a donation.


Large 100% cotton burlap grocery bag $15


Featuring works by Beethoven, Casarrubios, Fruhling, and more, to be determined before the concert date.

-- (provided bios below)


Ani Kalayjian Trio
Pianist Philip Edward Fisher has played here previously with Ani Kalayjian to high praise. You will be very pleased with his continued collaboration.

Clarinetist Moran Katz First Prize winner of the 2013 Ima Hogg Competition, Clarinetist Moran Katz also received the Audience Choice Prize as well as the Artistic Encouragement Prize voted on by the Houston Symphony musicians. In the year of 2009 alone, Ms. Katz won the First Prize at the Freiburg International Clarinet Competition in Germany, the Second Prize at the Beijing International Music Competition for Clarinet in China and the First Prize and Overall Prize at the Midland/Odessa "National Young Artist Competition" in Texas.

Cellist Ani Kalayjian Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "representing the young, up-and-coming generation," and a "superb cellist with a large, expressive, singing tone, passionate musicianship, and magnificent playing" by the Journal Tribune, Armenian-American cellist Ani Kalayjian leads a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, soloist, collaborator, artistic director and educator that has taken her to Japan, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, and throughout Europe and the United States.

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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.

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


        Musician Inquiries:

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

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