Each year we offer a $1000 Scholarship to one matriculating Saugerties student pursuing a music education.
Scholarship Application (deadline 5/1/2021 for Award Presentation on our stage at our May concert)
An Open Letter To Our CommunityThese are difficult times for any arts organization, as they are for all the creative artists and musicians these organizations rely upon to fulfill their mission statements. Saugerties Pro Musica is no exception.
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)
NEW! Buy tickets online and pick them up the day of concert.
PROGRAM (subject to change)
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
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell
24 Preludes (1999) Lera Auerbach (1973 - )
7. Vivo ma non troppo e poco agitato
23. Adagio sognando
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
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.
There will be a meet the artists reception immediately after the concert
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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)
Season Tickets are $75 for all 7 concerts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
c/o Saugerties Pro Musica
PO Box 276
Saugerties, NY, 12477
or email Music Director
Admission $15 - Seniors $12 - Students Free
All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM
at the Saugerties United Methodist Church
on the corner of (#67) Washington Avenue & Post Street
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