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

  

Saugerties Pro Musica

See our brochure   Musician Inquiries    Amazon Smile Program    Buy our Shopping bag

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

Scholarship Application   (deadline 5/1/19 for Award Presentation on our stage at our May concert)  

   2018/2019  Season - our 23rd Season!

NEXT CONCERT - November 18, 2018 at 3 pm

Sibei Wang & Yixin Wang on guzheng, and Beitong Liu & Chang Liu on erhu


Program ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Bio

NEW! Buy tickets online and pick them up the day of concert.

Tickets

Large 100% cotton burlap grocery bag $15

Amazon Smile:

   

 

   Program

PROGRAM
Dragons Rising and Tigers Leaping Minxiang Li (1932-2009)
Sibei (Betty) Wang, guzheng
Yixin Wang, guzheng
Beitong Liu. erhu
Chang Liu, erhu
Meilin Wei, percussion
Yichun (Helen) Wu, piano

Romantic Breeze of Spring Le Liu (b. 1985)
Yixin Wang, guzheng
Keyan (Ivy) Wu, piano

Listening to the Pines Yanjun Hua (1893-1950)
Chang Liu, erhu
PROGRAM continued . . .
Dance of the Golden Snake Trad. folk tune, arr. by Er Nie (1912-35)
Beitong Liu. erhu
Chang Liu, erhu
Meilin Wei, percussion
Yichun (Helen) Wu, piano

from Eight Memories in Watercolor Tan Dun (b. 1957)
II. Staccato Beans
III. Herdboy's Song
VI. Floating Clouds
VIII. Sunrain
Yichun (Helen) Wu, piano

Picking Reed Catkins Jiangsu, recomposed by Xiaogu Zhu (b. 1941)
Sibei (Betty) Wang, guzheng
Yixin Wang, guzheng

The Brave Spirits of the Snow Mountains Wenjin Liu (1937-2013)
Beitong Liu. erhu
Keyan (Ivy) Wu, piano

Lotus Emerging Out of Water
Traditional Hakka music, arr. by Changyuan Wang (b. 1946)
Sibei (Betty) Wang, guzheng

Clouds Chasing the Moon Jianzhong Wang (1933-2016)
Sibei (Betty) Wang, guzheng
Yixin Wang, guzheng
Beitong Liu. erhu
Chang Liu, erhu

Blossoms on Moonlit River in Spring Traditional Chinese song
Sibei (Betty) Wang, guzheng
Yixin Wang, guzheng
Beitong Liu. erhu
Chang Liu, erhu
Meilin Wei, percussion
Yichun (Helen) Wu, piano

     Bio:
Beitong Liu, from Shenyang, China, began studying erhu in 2008, and entered the Central Conservatory in Beijing in 2016 to study with Hongmei Yu and Guowei Yan. She is now in her first year of study as a member of the charter class of the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
Chang Liu, from Jinan Shandong, China, first studied erhu with Zhang Lingjie, a teacher at the Shandong University of the Arts. She continued her studies with Yu Hongmei at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. She is now in her first year of study in the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
Sibei Wang from Shenzen, China, began studying guzheng in 2005 with Lijin Sha at Shenzhen University. Sibei is a first-year student in the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
Yixin Wang started playing guzheng at the age of three in China. When her family moved to Houston in 2014, she joined the Houston Traditional Chinese Music Group. Since then Yixin has performed TEDx Sugarland, World Affair Council of Greater Houston, George Bush International Airport, the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston, Texas A&M University, Rice University, among other venues. Yixin is a first-year student in the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Meilin Wei is a fifth-year percussion student at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, currently studying with the members of S? Percussion. Prior to her studies at Bard, she attended the secondary school of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She has given several solo and ensemble performances in China. In 2011, Meilin participated in the 7th Annual Percussion Instrument Competition as part of the National Youth Summer Percussion Academy in China, and won First Prize in timpani, Second Prize in snare drum, and Third Prize in marimba.
Keyan Wu is a first-year student from China in the Bard College Conservatory of Music. She studies piano with Peter Serkin.
Yichun (Helen) Wu was born in Shanghai, China. Yichun is a third-year student at the Bard Conservatory and studies piano with Benjamin Hochman. She has played piano for 14 years, and attended the Music Middle School affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory when she was 10, studying with Dr. Shuo Huang. Yichun participated in 'eMuse Online Music Competition 2014' and won the First Prize in her category. Yichun is a third-year student at Bard and studies piano with Benjamin Hochman.

 

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

 

The 23rd season schedule:

September 16, 2018
Daurov/Myer Duo - Cello & Piano

October 21, 2018
Olga Gurevich, Pianist

November 18, 2018
Bard College Conservatory of Music

January 27, 2019
Strawberry Hill Fiddlers

February 17, 2019
Gregory D'Agostino International Organ virtuoso

March 2019 NO CONCERT
The only date available for a concert at the Saugerties United Methodist Church in March conflicted with an already scheduled Ulster Chamber Music Series Concert. Rather than attempting to divide patrons of classical music by making them chose between different trios at different venues at the same date and time, Saugerties Pro Musica did not schedule a concert.

April 28, 2019
At Once - Yalin Chi & Steven Beck: Piano for Four Hands

May 12, 2019
Dennis Mackrel Jazz Trio

Amazon Smile: You can support Saugerties Pro Musica by shopping with AmazonSmile, a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to contribute .5% of sales to designated charities. You simply select Saugerties Pro Musica as your charity here and when you shop on Amazon we'll get a donation. It is a seamlessly easy way to help fund an organization you already support with your patronage.

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. 

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 info@saugertiespromusica.org or call: 845-679-5733

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        Musician Inquiries:

Music Director
c/o Saugerties Pro Musica
PO Box 276 
Saugerties, NY, 12477  

or email Music Director

 

 

`````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

  Program  Bios  Press Releases

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

subscribe to Saugerties Pro Musica  
mail list for email notices of concerts

www.saugertiespromusica.org

Saugerties Pro Musica is a section 501 (c) (3) organization

Saugerties Pro Musica
PO Box 276
Saugerties NY 12477
(Interested musicians - send press/cds) 

Board of Directors     Mission Statement      Contributions

  webmaster                                                                 Master of Ceremonies                    Arts Society of Kingston                 

Hosted by: Hudson Valley Internet - PO Box 1054 - New Paltz, NY 12561 - (845) 255-2799

Copyright 2018 Saugerties Pro Musica