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All concerts are FREE in-person or online.

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

Scholarship Application   (deadline 5/1/2022)  

We enter into our 26th season expecting to be welcomed back to the Saugerties United Methodist Church for a series of 7 concerts beginning Sept 19th.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccine regimine is required for admittance,

the church's policy is that masks must be worn inside, and follows CDC guidelines re masks and seating. For those who have NOT received COVID-19 vaccines, most concerts will be recorded and shown on Saugerties Pro Musica's YouTube Channel and on Saugerties Lighthouse TV at a later date.

Liana Paniyeva is hailed by the New York Concert Review as "a sensitive player"
Click to see a short promo of the upcoming season: video clip promo

Liana Paniyeva - pianist in concert January 23, 2022

Liana Paniyeva

Liana Paniyeva - Pianist

This FREE concert is live, in person at 3 p.m. Sunday January 23, 2022 at the church, and available soon afterwards on Saugerties Pro Musica's YouTube Channel: click here to see it (just follow the link to view any time) Or on click on LIVE STREAM.

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OUR FULL SEASON 26 SCHEDULE - links are to concert videos

September 19, 2021
Trio Kisosen Concert video.

October 17, 2021
Violin & Piano Duo

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 - Top student/faculty musicians

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 beginning our second quarter century of presenting fine music in our community. Our next concert is September 19, 2021. Until then, remember - stay safe & healthy - keep music in your lives and equality in your hearts.
Saugerties Pro Musica Board
Lisa Mayone
Edward Leavitt
Richard Frisbie

All concerts are FREE, but you can buy tickets online as a donation.


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Rachmaninoff: Preludes op 23 no 4, 6
Medtner Fairy Tale op 20 no 1
Schubert-Liszt lieder: "Gretchen am Spinnrade" and "Serenade".
Chopin ballade no 4
Schumann sonata no 1 op 11 in f sharp minor

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Liana Paniyeva - oiano
Hailed by the New York Concert Review as a sensitive player, Liana Paniyeva has won prizes in numerous competitions internationally and has performed at festivals in Norway, Hungary, Austria, Canada, England, Italy, South Africa, and Israel. Her recitals have taken her to Carnegie Hall, legendary Worcester's Mechanics Hall, the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, to note highlights. Ms. Paniyeva has been a prizewinner in numerous international competitions including: "Iowa International Piano Competition in 2015", " George Gershwin International Competition in 2019", Grand Prize at the "Metropolitan International Piano Competition", " in Memory of E. Gilels", "Music World" in Italy, the Cargill Foundation Prize in the 2014 Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow, prize in memory of Bracha Eden for a most impressive performance during the competition " The Voice of Music " Jerusalem, ". Golden Era of Romantic Music".
Liana was a semifinalist at the New Orleans International Piano Competition and San Antonio International Piano Competition. Her solo recital in 2016 at the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago was broadcast live on WFMT Radio. Reviewing her recording, Huntley Dent of Fanfare Magazine praised her version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition as " Paniyeva's reading outshines many others in the catalog, including those by famous names". A graduate of the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine, Ms. Paniyeva earned her Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music and an Artist Diploma from The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. Liana is a winner of the American Prize 2021. Ms. Paniyeva is a founder and artistic director of the Young Stars International Piano Competition

These four musicians are from various provinces of Venezuela. They began their music studies as children with the famous El Sistema music education program started by Gustavo Dudamel. They are all studying at the Bard College Conservatory of Music in the 5-year double-degree program.

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Tim and Frances Ryan - In memory of Dr. Herman Ash
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There will be no meet the artists reception immediately after the concert until it is safe to do so.

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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 $85 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 or call: 845-679-5733


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PO Box 276 
Saugerties, NY, 12477  

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