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PREVIEW 2013/2014 (Sept-May)

Sept 22 - Harmonic Brass of Munich

Oct 20 - Kalayjian & Kazantsev - cello & piano

Nov 17 - Bard College Conservatory of Music - Vocal

Jan 26, 2014 - Strawberry Hill Fiddlers

Feb 16, 2014 - West Point

March 16 - Brazilian Trio

April 27 - Kobayashi & Siepkes piano & violin

May 4 - Prometheus Brass


2012/2013 Season

Palisades Virtuosi 9/16

Thomas Pandolfi, piano 10/21/2012

Bard Student 11/25

Strawberry Hill Fiddlers 1/20/2013

West Point 2/17/2013

Jones & Maruri 3/10/13

Colorado String Quartet 3/24/2013

Merling Trio 4/28/2013

Catskill Glee Club May 5

Thank you for a wonderful
2011/2012 Season

Sept 18, 2011 Harmonic Brass Munich

October 16, 2011 Leon Livshin, Piano

November 6th, 2011
West Point 

November 20th, 2011
 Bard College Conservatory of Music 
Michael Bukhman - Piano 

No December Concert

January 15th, 2012
Strawberry Hill Fiddlers

February 19th, 2012
West Point Highlands Brass Quintet

February 26th, 2012
Steven Zynszajn - Violin & Maxim Pakhomov - Piano

March 18th, 2012
Dennis Mackrel 
& Friends - Jazz

NEW DATE  April 29th, 2012
The Sima Trio
(back by popular demand!)

May 20th, 2012
Catskill Glee Club


Last Season
September 19th,
2010 - Marc Peloquin, Classical Pianist

October 10th, 2010 
Prometheus Brass

 November 28th, 2010
Wei Zhou - Piano

  Bard Conservatory of Music

December 5th, 2010
Raspberry Fiddlers

January 23rd, 2011 the Sima Trio

February 13th, 2011
Mark Rust
, Folk Singer

  West Point Quintette 7  

March 13th, 2011
Iva Bittova &
Tony Fajt
Voice, Violin & Piano

April 3rd, 2011
, Piano Trio

Catskill Glee Club
May 15th, 2011

FREE Concert

  Season Ticket  $50 
Good for all 10 concerts GREAT GIFT IDEA!

2009/10 SEASON

Barefoot Boys Trio

September 20th, 2009

 Colorado String Quartet
October 18th, 2009

Bard Conservatory
Young performers
November 22, 2009

Holiday Concert
Strawberry Hill Fiddlers
December 6th, 2009


Vinca String Quartet
January 17th, 2010

Palisades Virtuosi
Flute, Piano & Clarinet Trio

February 28th, 2010

Lee Shaw Trio
Jazz Piano
March 21st, 2010

Gregory D'Agostino

date change!
April 25th, 2010

West Point Brass
May 2nd, 2010

Catskill Glee Club
May 16th, 2010

  Season Ticket  $50 
Good for all 9 concerts GREAT GIFT IDEA!


Archived 2008/9 Concerts

Trio of the Americas Silver Bay Trio

Young Performer's Concert 
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
 Prometheus Brass

Dennis Mackrel 
Allan Vache Presents:  
A Benny Goodman Centennial Tribute
 Deborah Raymond Catskill Glee Club

 West Point Ensemble
did not perform this year


Archived 2007/8 Concerts

Jane Barsumian Young Performers Concert 
Laurel Masse
Robert Edwin 
Serafin Quartet
Steve Wogaman
Brass Roots Trio 
US Military Academy Band 
Catskill Glee Club

Archived 2006/7 Concerts

Hamilton Bacon Duo
Michael Jones & Agustin Maruri
The Flying Fiddlers
Gregory DíAgostino
Katie Schlaikjer & Leon Livshin
West Point Brass Saxophone Quartet
Classic[al] Jazz Ensemble  
Catskill Glee Club

Saugerties Pro Musica
   2013/2014 Season 


Kobayashi & Siepkes

piano & violin

Program    ---   Bios


Mozart       Sonata for Violin and Piano no.17 in C major, K296
1. Allegro vivace
2. Andante sostenuto
3. Allegro

Bach    Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No.1 in B minor, BWV 1014
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Andante
4. Allegro

Bartok       Romanian Folk Dances
1. Allegro moderato
2. Allegro
3. Andante
4. Molto moderato
5. Allegro
6. Allegro

Schumann Fantasiestucke op.73
1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
2. Lebhaft, leicht
3. Rasch und mit Fueur


New York-born violinist Akiko Kobayashi, who performs both solo and chamber music, has appeared as a soloist with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra, and InterHarmony Festival Orchestra. Her recital appearances include Carnegie Hallís Weill Recital Hall in the Young Musicians Concert sponsored by the MTNA League; Steinway Hall in New York; Cathedral of St. John in New York; the Gala Chamber Music Concert at the Nyack Academy of Music Summer Festival; and a benefit concert for the Annie Le Memorial Fellowship Fund sponsored by the Association of Yale Asian American Alumni. Past season highlights include a debut appearance in Chicago and solo with the West Islip Symphony.

Eric Siepkesí recent appearances include the Baruch Center of Performing Arts in New York, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Allegheny Riverstone Center for the Arts in Pennsylvania. He has performed in master classes for Richard Goode, Angela Hewitt, Natalya Antonova, and has performed in chamber music master classes for London Baroque, the Avalon String Quartet, and the Eroica Trio. He has studied at the Mannes College of Music in NYC and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  Summer festivals have included the Chautauqua Institution Summer School of Fine Arts and the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Soesterberg, Netherlands where he performed solo and chamber music recitals.   His awards include the George Eastman Grant, the Howard Hanson Scholarship, and the Joseph Lawrence Noble Scholarship award.  Please visit

One week later

on May 4th, 2014

Prometheus Brass


Canzona per sonare #2 Giovanni Gabrieli
Air, from King Arthur Henry Purcell
Exsultate, Jubilate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Menuetto from Quartet No. 2 Wilhelm Ramsoe
One Hand, One Heart Leonard Bernstein
Embraceable You George Gershwin
They All Laughed

Brief pause
Canzona Bergamasca Samuel Scheidt
Andante tranquillo from Quatuor Anton Simon
Sarah Dear Scott Joplin
Just A Closer Walk (Traditional, arr. J. Gale)
A Child is Born Thad Jones
Once in A While Michael Edwards
Moonlight in Vermont Karl Suessdorf
Fly Me To the Moon Bart Howard
Liberty Bell March John Philip Sousa

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on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street

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