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

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AYA Piano Trio

March 10, 2024 at 3 p.m.
at Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Avenue (corner of Post Street) Saugerties.

AYA Trio
pianist Ying Li, violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan, cellist Andres Sanchez

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short video preview of our 28th season.

This FREE concert is live, in person at 3 p.m. Sunday February 11, 2024, with a "meet the musicians" reception afterwards (masks and social distancing suggested) 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, October 13, November 3 - 2025 - January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13.

PREVIEW Our 28th Season Schedule

links as they become available 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

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Mozart - Piano Trio No.5 in C major K548 (1756-1791)
1. Allegro
2. Andante cantabile
3. Allegro

Jennifer Higdon - Piano Trio: I. Pale Yellow (b.1962)
Arvo Pärt - Mozart-Adagio (b.1935)
Jennifer Higdon - Piano Trio: II. Fiery Red (b. 1962)


Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor (1875-1937)
1. Modéré
2. Pantoum: Assez vif)
3. Passacaille: Très large)
4. Final: Animé

-- (provided bios below)


AYA Piano Trio
The incredible AYA Piano Trio got their start at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where they studied under some of the greatest chamber musicians and soloists in the world. In the 19/20 season, the trio gave debut recitals in the Concerts International Series of Memphis and the esteemed Schneider Concert series at the Mannes New School in New York City. In 2020, the group was awarded first prize in the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and was nominated finalists of the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. In the 20/21 season, the trio made their Beethoven Triple Concerto debut with Maestro Leif Bjaland and the Waterbury Symphony in Connecticut. In the 21/22 season, the trio appeared at multiple prestigious concert series, including their debut recital in the newly opened Parker Concert Hall of Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, Merkin Concert Hall of NYC, Dame Myra Hess memorial series in Chicago, and Washington Performing Arts series in D.C. Quotes: "The AYA Trio is one of the finest young chamber groups on the musical scene today. The stellar technical ability of each member allows them to focus on and share their passion for the music easily and completely with their audiences" Philip Setzer, Emerson String Quartet "The AYA was absolutely fantastic! The entire audience was on their feet for intermission and at the end. The comments were overwhelmingly, enthusiastically positive! Just a wonderful concert!" Linda Slavin, Chamber Music Utica

Twenty-five-year-old Chinese pianist Ying Li was the First Prize winner ofthe 2021 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions. She has received top awards in numerous national and international competitions, including winning the inaugural PremioInter nazionale Antonio Mormone in Italy and first prizes at the Sarasota Artist Series Piano Competition, Brevard Music Festival solo and concerto competitions, International Liszt Piano Competition for YoungPianists, and third prize at Minnesota Orchestra’s Young ArtistCompetition.

Praised for her “very special charisma, made of natural sensibility and high level control of sound… achieves to bring all her skills into a global expression which expresses a variety of colors and a great diversity of characters” (Emmanuel Hondré), Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan has found success both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Top prize winner of the Singapore International Violin Competition, Louis Spohr, Shanghai Issac Stern, Harbin, Nomea, and Michael Hill International Competitions, and founder of the AYA piano trio, she is fast emerging as one of the most unique and polished violinists of her generation.

Cellist Andrés Sanchez, born in Allentown PA, USA, began his cello studies at the age of eight years old under the wing of current Puerto Rico symphony cello principle Miguel Rojas. After two years he began his studies with cellist Jesus Morales, member of the Dali Quartet and ex-principal of the Puerto Rico Symphony. At 10 years of age, Andrés made his first solo debuts in the Midwest Clinic of Chicago and the Ocean City Pops orchestra. Three years later, he made his Carnegie Hall debut alongside the Arconet chamber orchestra. At age sixteen, Andrés was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013 where he studied with cellists Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. Andrés graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2020 and is continuing his studies at the New England Conservatory under the guidance of Paul Katz.

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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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