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   2015/2016  Season - our 20th Season!

NEXT CONCERT - September 20, 2015

MARC PELOQUIN  (a Hudson Valley River Rambles event)

Then  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Now

Marc Peloquin returns to our concert series for another remarkable performance!

Bio: A New York Times critic recently declared pianist Marc Peloquin's "energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity..." 

Appearances have taken him from the Palacio de Belles Artes in Mexico City, the American Academy in Rome, Germany's Darmstadt Festival and the Cultural Center of Roubaix, France, to New York City spaces including Merkin Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and Bargemusic. A refined and sensitive chamber musician, he and fellow pianist Roberto Hidalgo are the dynamic ensemble Split Second.

Program    ---   Bios

All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM, at Saugerties United Methodist Church on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street. (#67 Washington Ave) Admission is $12 for Adults, Seniors $10. Students are always FREE - kindly invite some to join you at our concerts. For more information please call: 845-679-5733 or 845-246-5021


Novelette, Op.21 No.1 (1838)         Robert Schumann (1810-1856) 

Kinderscenen, Op.15 (1838) 
Von Fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and Peoples)
Curiose Geschichte (A Curious Story)
Hasche – Mann (Blind Man’s Bluff)
Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child)
Glückes genug (Happy Enough)
Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event)
Träumerei (Dreaming)
Am Camin (At the Fireside)
Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobby Horse)
Fast zu Ernst (Almost too Serious)
Fürchtemachen (Frightening)
Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep)
Der Dichter Spricht (The Poet Speaks)

Der Zwerg (1825)                             Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
(transcribed for solo piano by Marc Peloquin) 

Ode to Music (2015)                         David Del Tredici (b. 1937)
(Fantasy on Frank Schubert’s song, An die Musik) 

Three Mazurkas, Op. 63 (1846)         Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Preludios Caprichosos (2008)         Roberto Sierra (b. 1953)

Reflections on a Souvenir (1997) 

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


A New York Times critic has written of pianist Marc Peloquin, “[his] energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity." Called an "innovator ivory tickler" by TimeOut New York, Peloquin has appeared in a wide range of venues from MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, Maverick Concerts, the Look & Listen Festival and Bargemusic in New York City, to the Bush Center in Dallas, Palacio de Belles Artes in Mexico City, the American Academy in Rome, the Darmstadt International Festival in Germany and the Cultural Center of Roubaix, France.

Marc Peloquin is the creator, curator, pianist and host of the Keyed Up Music Project, a New York City concert series established in 2010, which explores the unique sound worlds of composers, their influences and those they have influenced. He also has a long-standing piano partnership with Roberto Hidalgo as the Split Second Piano Ensemble. In addition, Peloquin collaborates with the Pulitzer Prize winning American composer/pianist David Del Tredici. July 2012 saw the release of Gotham Glory, the first in a series of four recordings Peloquin is completing on the Naxos label of the complete works of the legendary composer. Gramophone's review of the disc stated "A longtime Del Tredici champion and associate Peloquin imbues these composer-supervised performances with idiomatic aplomb and a powerful yet flexible technique."

Peloquin's other recordings include the solo piano works Otto Luening (CRI), works by Chester Biscardi (Naxos) and the songs of Samuel Barber with soprano Melissa Fogarty (Aureole label.) He resides in New York, is on the faculty of the New School University and is a resident teaching artist at the Bloomingdale School of Music. 


April 17th, 2016

Hyperion String Quartet


Hyperion Quartet - Recently praised by The Strad magazine for their “uncommonly high level of homogeneity and confidence”, the Hyperion String Quartet has won first prizes at the Coleman, Music Teachers National Association, and Green Lake chamber music competitions, and was the bronze medal prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Since their formation in 1999 at the Eastman School of Music, they have performed from New York’s famed Lincoln Center to Japan’ s Izumi Hall and have had live radio and television appearances in California, Connecticut, New York, Wisconsin and Canada.  Members of the Quartet have performed with such artists as Toby Appel, Melvin Chen, Jennifer Frautschi, Benny Kim, Anne Marie McDermott, Lorna McGee, Sophie Shao, Eugenia Zukerman, and the Miró and Rossetti String Quartets.  


                             The individual musicians: 


AMANDA BRIN, a native of Rochester, New York, is a founding member of the Hyperion String Quartet.  Her playing has been praised for its “lusciousness and great pathos” by Classical Voice of North Carolina and she has won competitions including the Penfield Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition where she had a solo appearance with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Hochstein Recital Competition, with a solo recital performance on WXXI-FM Rochester, New York.  She earned a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and her Masters degree at Kent State University where she was a teaching assistant to both the Miró and Miami string quartets.  Ms. Brin participated in the string quartet residency program at the Hartt School while serving as adjunct faculty at the Community Division of the Hartt School and completed a residency at San Diego State University in association with the La Jolla Music Society in 2007.  Her principal teachers include Ilya Kaler, Timothy Ying, Sandy Yamamoto, Ivan Chan and Cathy Meng Robinson.  Ms. Brin is currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta and Principal Second Violin of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.  She is also on faculty at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York and SUNY Adirondack.  Ms. Brin currently performs on a J.B. Ceruti violin on generous loan.

JAMECYN MOREY joined the Hyperion String Quartet in 2009. Ms. Morey has appeared as a soloist with orchestra at Lincoln Center as part of their Distinguished Concerts International New York series. She has also appeared as a soloist with the Young Musicians and Artists Festival Orchestra in Oregon playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto, and served as solo violin with Project Copernicus- a new music ensemble in Miami, FL. Ms. Morey has performed in a Violin/Cello Duo, “The Copernicus Duo”, for the past seven years. This ensemble was featured as part of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts “National Showcase” in 2009, and premiered a commissioned work as part of Festival Miami in 2008.  Ms. Morey began her studies in Violin Performance at the Interlochen Arts Academy High School, and received degrees from Indiana University, studying with Yuval Yaron and Ilya Kaler, and Roosevelt University in Chicago as a student of Robert Chen. While in Chicago, she was a member of the Civic Orchestra and participated in MusiCorp,  a chamber music residency program with the Chicago City Colleges and Chicago Public Elementary Schools. After completing her Master’s degree, Ms. Morey became a member of the New World Symphony in Florida, under the direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas. She led the orchestra as Concertmaster with soloists including Gil Shaham and Itzak Perlman. In Miami, Ms. Morey served as Violin Faculty at the New World School of the Arts and the Miami-Dade Community College, and was a member of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra. Ms. Morey was also the first violinist of the Miami Music Project String Quartet.  She is currently on faculty at The College of Saint Rose and performs on a modern Douglas Cox violin.

William Hakim, violist, praised for his "warmth of tone and musicality" (Leipziger Volkszeitung), enjoys playing, writing and arranging music in many styles. He has recorded for various artists including Renee Fleming on the Decca label, served as Billy Joel's violist for his Madison Square Garden residency, had numerous tour and tv appearances with Josh Groban, Boyz II Men, and recently toured the country with Branford Marsalis and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, at Radio City with Idina Menzel, the Roots, and Erykah Badu, and in the house band for America's Got Talent. Mr. Hakim is a member of the Iris Orchestra in Memphis, the le Poisson Rouge Ensemble (ELPR), which recently made its recording debut for Deutsche Grammaphon, the Orion Music Ensemble, and is principal of the New York Symphonic Ensemble which tours Japan, principal of the Glens Falls Symphony, the String Orchestra of New York City. He also frequently plays with the New Jersey Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, Albany Symphony, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. In a jazz setting he's played with Branford Marsalis, Gene Bertoncini at the Jazz Standard in NYC, and with members of the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He recently made arrangements of traditional African music for the United Nations, and is working on an album of original compositions for solo viola. He studied with John Graham at the Eastman School of Music, Samuel Rhodes at the Juilliard School, and with Paul Neubauer at the Graduate Center of CUNY where he is pursuing a doctorate and researching improvisation methods for classically trained musicians. Mr. Hakim has served on the faculty at Brevard Music Center, the Point Counterpoint Chamber music festival, and is on the faculty of Seton Hall University and Skidmore College.

JONATHAN BRIN earned his Bachelor of Music at the Eastman School of Music where he was a founding member of the Hyperion String Quartet.  Mr. Brin was the recipient of the Arden J. Yockey Scholarship for Strings at the Akron Tuesday Musical Club Competition in 2003.  He also won the top prize in the Kent State University Orchestra Concerto Competition, performing as soloist with the Kent State University Orchestra.  Other solo appearances include performances with the Onondaga Civic Orchestra and the Syracuse University Summer Festival Orchestra.  In addition, he has served as guest cellist with the Miró Quartet, guest principal cello with Orchestra New England, and is a member of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Vermont Symphony, and the Glens Falls Symphony.  Mr. Brin has attended the Ithaca Chamber Music Institute and the National Orchestral Institute and served on faculty at the NSOA-ASTA Conference at SUNY Fredonia, as well as the Hartt School Community Division.  He earned his Masters Degree at Kent State University where he served as a teaching assistant to Joshua Gindele and Keith Robinson.  Mr. Brin’s other primary teachers include Einar Holm and Steven Doane.  As a member of the Quartet, Mr. Brin participated in the graduate quartet residency at the Hartt School of Music and also held a residency at San Diego State University with the La Jolla Music Society.  Mr. Brin is currently on faculty at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, Skidmore College,  and SUNY Adirondack.

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on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street

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2014/2015 (Sept-May)

September 21, 2014 - Inesa Sinkevych

classical piano


October 19, 2014 - Swingtime Duo

Terry Blaine & Mark Shane


November 9, 2014 - The Music Conservatory of Bard College


January 25, 2015 - 

Strawberry Hill Fiddlers


There is no free West Point Concert this year


February 22, 2015 - 

Yalin Chi pianist

March 29, 2015 - Thomas Pandolfi pianist

April 19, 2015 -    Ashu saxophone 

May 17, 2015 - Hyperion Quartet


Archived previous seasons

2013/14 Season

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 D’Agostino
Katie Schlaikjer & Leon Livshin
West Point Brass Saxophone Quartet
Classic[al] Jazz Ensemble  
Catskill Glee Club