SAUGERTIES – Saugerties Pro Musica’s 25th Season is a remarkable milestone presented in a brand new pandemic-inspired format. Instead of the usual live Sunday concerts at Saugerties United Methodist Church, you will see a series of pre-recorded concerts airing on LighthouseTV on (and around) the originally scheduled date and time, that will also be available “on demand” afterwards. These professional recordings will approximate the intimate live performances you are used to attending while giving everyone watching at home the safest and “Best Seats in the House.” It all begins Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. with a program of music by women composers, performed by the Ekstasis Duo. To view, go to: saugertieslighthousetv.com/ and click on “live sream.”
Natasha Farny, cellist, has distinguished herself as a talented artist of significant versatility, sensitivity, and experience. An accomplished soloist, Farny has performed with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and several orchestras throughout New York State.
Eliran Avni, pianist, won first prize in both the Clairmont and Rachmaninoff Competitions at the age of 16. 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.
On Jan. 24 the Ekstasis Duo will be performing a program of classical music by women composers including: Clara Schumann. Louise Farrenc, Ethel Smyth, Alma Mahler, as well as the “Hommage à Nina Simone” Arr. by D. Kaufman. .
For more information visit saugertiespromusica.org for more information.