Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Herman R. Ash Our Founder*, Mentor & Friend  

Saugerties Pro Musica            

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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 - February 18, 2018 at 3 pm


Thomas Leighton, Tenor - and Friends

performing with Liz Toleno, piano - Marisa Trees, Flute - and John Leighton

Program ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Bio

     Only 100 advance tickets are available for sale. Advance tickets will be held for pick up until 2:45 pm. There will be an additional 100 general public tickets available at the box office, as well as guaranteed seating for our Season Ticket holders. Adults $15, Seniors $12. (Exact cash or check, please, will help the line move quickly.) Seating is finite and expected to sell out. Box office opens at 2:30 pm. Unclaimed Advance tickets (by 2:45) and remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come basis.


Dichterliebe Op. 48 (1840) - Robert Schumann (from Heine's text)
Three Irish Folksong Settings (1988) - John Corigliano
And favorites to be announced from stage. 

Thomas Leighton, tenor, most recently appeared as Spoletta in Tosca with Nashville Opera. Additionally, he appeared as The Officer in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, and George Jr. and the Head Replacement Worker in the world premiere and recording of Aldridge and Garfein's Sister Carrie, both with the Florentine Opera where he was a Studio Artist from 2015-2017.

John Leighton tenor, is a native of Saugerties, New York, and a recipient of the 2010 Dr. Herman R. Ash Memorial Music Scholarship. John holds degrees in Voice Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied in the studio of Robert Swensen. With the Eastman Opera Theatre, John has performed in productions of She Loves Me, Street Scene, and The Bartered Bride, as well as having performed scenes from Turandot at the Kennedy Center in 2014. John currently resides in Brooklyn, NY while teaching elementary school general music in Queens.
Marisa Tigue Trees holds degrees in Music Education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford and Western Connecticut State University. Her primary flute teachers include John Wion, Patricia Spencer, Keith Underwood, and Gary Schocker. Heard on recordings and film score, Marisa has performed with the Esopus Chamber Orchestra, Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, Opera Company of the Highlands, Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, and numerous chamber ensembles. She has performed with Ars Choralis locally, in NYC, and in Berlin. She is Principal Flute of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and Co-Director of the Wind Ensemble at SUNY Ulster. Active in community not-for-profits, Marisa also serves as Music Department Chair in the Saugerties Central School District where she teaches vocal and instrumental music.
Liz Toleno (Accompanist) works full time as a theatre music director, accompanist & private vocal coach in the Hudson Valley, NYC & beyond. She performs & teaches flute & piano, and has been a music director at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp since 2006.   


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


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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 & Pianist Tony Fajt
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:

Marianne Burhans  ~ 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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All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM

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