Saugerties Pro Musica Concert this weekend (1/20/2013)

A letter to our patrons:Image

Greetings all
We trust you all survived the Holidays with only minor cases of the flu (Is everybody SICK?) Anyway, if you feel well enough, this weekend’s concert with the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers promises to be restorative good fun. We love to ring in the New Year with the youthful energy and enthusiasm of these young performers – please join us.

BREAKING NEWS: The Maruri & Jones Spanish Duo – while still scheduled for March 10th – may just be Michael Jones, cellist. At this writing Agustin Maruri is in a Madrid hospital having a heart valve replacement. He anticipates being recovered in time for their Northeast concert tour. We can only wish him well and hope for the best.

#1 – The West Point concert scheduled for February 17th includes 5 musicians playing brass & drums. (pictured on These are top performers ready to give a great (and FREE) concert.  See you there!
#2 – The newly reorganized Catskill Glee Club will perform on May 5th
#3 – a preview of next season is already online:

Thank you all for your patronage. Below is the official press release for the concert if you wish to copy and paste it into emails to your friends (hint hint)

WHO – Strawberry Hill Fiddlers
WHEN — Sunday January 20th, at 3 PM
WHERE — Saugerties United Methodist Church
SPONSORED BY — Saugerties Pro Musica
ADMISSION: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, Students FREE
CONTACT: Richard Frisbie

Saugerties Pro Musica presents the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, Sunday, January 20th, 2013, at 3 p.m. This is their fourth appearance on our stage. The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers always play to a full house and receive rave reviews. They are middle school and senior high students from throughout the Hudson Valley who are dedicated string musicians. This year their youthful energy will help to ring in the New Year with a concert filled with smiling, foot-stomping, fiddle-playing, good family fun!

The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers are directed by Emily and Carole Schaad. Evolving since 1999, the Fiddlers are now part of Stringendo, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit community music school. Besides learning string instruments, these young students are taught how to present themselves well and please an audience. There will be some singing, some dancing and, of course, some great string music performed for your enjoyment. Please join us for the irrepressible enthusiasm these talented young string players are guaranteed to bring.

FUTURE CONCERTS – a FREE West Point Concert on February 17, 2013 (performer TBA); NEW ADDITION to our world-class spring lineup: the Spanish cello & guitar duo, Maruri & Jones return once again on March 10th; The Colorado String Quartet returns for the third time on March 24, 2013; the Merling Trio (piano, violin, cello) on April 28, 2013; and finally, to close our season – the Catskill Glee Club returns for their annual concert in May, 2013 (date TBA.)
 To learn all about Saugerties Pro Musica and the upcoming concerts please visit our website,

All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM, at Saugerties United Methodist Church on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street. 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, 845-246-5021 or visit

Richard Frisbie


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