2016-2017 Season


Thank You!


We had great support for our November 12 and 13 joint performances with the Windham Orchestra of Sun Treader by Carl Ruggles and Don Quixote by Richard Strauss, soloist Michael Finckel. We appreciate everyone who came out, especially our loyal Sage audience that attended an evening concert and bid happily on our Silent Auction.

Sage City Symphony is especially grateful to the town of Shaftsbury, both for the town's continued support and the use of the elementary school for Saturday's performance. The school did very well at accommodating the almost double orchestra needed to perform the work by Carl Ruggles. Our players were very grateful for the opportunity to use the kitchen for dinner between the rehearsal and the performance, and the library for our instrument cases.

We thank the Windham Orchestra and their conductor, Hugh Keelan, for joining with us to create this program. It was wonderful to share this experience with Windham players and to play this program a second time in the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, an opportunity that Sage City rarely enjoys.

Winter/Spring 2017 Concerts


Sage City Symphony will perform out usual three concerts to finish the 2016-2017 season. The Winter Chamber Concert will be on Sunday, February 12 2017, The Youth Concert will be on Sunday March 19 and our final Spring Concert will be on Sunday May 21. All concerts are scheduled for their usual time and location, 4:00 PM in Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College.

Thank you to Teru Simon for sposoring our Winter Chamber concert on February 12 2017!

All concerts are free and open to the public. The venue is handicapped accessible and parking is free. Sage City Symphony relies entirely on contributions and grants.

Sage City Symphony Earned the 2014 Walloomsac Award


This award, created in 1991, is presented by the Bennington Museum for outstanding contributions to the community in the field of art, history or education. Thank you to the Board and staff of the Bennington Museum for this recognition!


Thanks to Our Sponsors


We thank the following businesses for sponsoring our concerts.

For the 2016-2017 Season:
Heide Soons, sponsor of the Fall concert on November 12 2016

For the 2015-2016 Season:
Ralph Thomas and Karl Brosch, sponsors of the Spring Concert on May 22 2016
Ann and Peter Seidman and Catherine Hall-Schor In memory of my husband Joe Schor, sponsors of the Youth Concert on March 13 2016.
Bank of Bennnington, sponsor of the Winter Chamber Concert on February 14 2016
People's United Bank, sponsor of the Fall Concert on November 15 2015.

For the 2014-2015 Season:
Jack Dawkins, sponsor of the Spring Concert on May 17 2015.
Karl Brosch and Ralph Thomas, sponsors of the Chamber Concert on February 1 2015.
One World Conservation Center, sponsor of the November 16 New England Connections Concert.

For the 2013-14 season: Berkshire Bank, sponsor of the May 18 2014 concert, Prime Lending of Bennington VT, sponsor of the November 17 2013 concert; Maxine Newman, sponsor of the February 16 2014 concert, Sarah Tenney and the Board of Sage City Symphony, sponsors of the March 16 Youth Concert.

For the 2012-2013 season: Bank of Bennington, sponsor of the May 19 2013 40th anniversary concert Stewarts' Shops, sponsor of the March 17 2013 Youth Concert; The Board of Sage City Symphony, sponsor of the Chamber Concert on February 17 2013 and Merchants Bank, sponsor of the December 2 2012 fall concert.

For the 2011-2012 season: TD Bank, Bennington, sponsor of the May 13 2012 Spring Concert; E.P. Mahar and Sons Funeral Home, Madison Brewing Company, and State Farm Insurance (James Thibodeau), sponsors for the March 18 2012 Youth Concert; Board of Sage City Symphony, sponsor of the February 12 2012 chamber concert; and People's United Bank, sponsor of our Fall Concert on November 13 2011. Thanks to Mount Anthony Union High School and Bennington College for providing performance space, and band director Marj Rooen of MAUHS and staff of Bennington College for use of percussion equipment.