Benefit for the Bennington Baroque
Six Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello on January 10 2014 at 1:00pm, St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Bennington VT
André O'Neil will play JS Bach's Six Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello (Johann Sebastian Bach, BWV 1007--1012, c. 1720) on instruments of the period. The concert is for the benefit of Bennington Baroque. Refreshments will be served during the two intermissions and the concert will end by 5 p.m.
There is not admission, but the suggested donation is $30. The donation is fully tax deductable.
Thanks to the Community
Thank you to all who came to the New England Connections concert on November 16, and to all those who participated in the Silent Auction and to the anonymous donors that helped to fill our free will donations bag. We have a wonderful community support and we are truly grateful!
Sage City Symphony Earns the Bennington Museum's 2014 Walloomsac Award
This award, created in 1991, is presented by the 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!
Mark Your Calendars!
Winter Chamber Concert on February 1 2015 at 4pm
Greenwall Auditorium (VAPA Bldg) at Bennington College
Sage City Symphony will present Beethoven's Symphony No.3 (Eroica), Concerto in F major for Harpsichord and Strings, by C. P. E. Bach (H443, composed c. 1753-55), Sandra Mangsen soloist, and a new work for chamber orchestra XLIV by Rolando Gori.
Photo by Peter Crabtree
Founder of Bennington Baroque, Sandra Mangsen is a musicologist and harpsichordist who has retired to North Bennington after a long career in the Don Wright Faculty of Music, University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, where she co-directed the Early Music Ensemble and served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Music. She studied harpsichord at McGill University and was awarded the Ph.D. in Music from Cornell University in 1989. She has performed widely as a harpsichordist, including memorable concerts with Jaap Schroeder and Mary Cyr, and has served as president of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society (now merged with its counterpart, SEHKS, to form the Historical Keyboard Society of North America). Her musicological research focuses on historical performance practice and reception history; articles have appeared in Early Music, Performance Practice Review, Music & Letters and elsewhere. She is working on a book entitled Songs without Words: Keyboard Arrangements of Vocal Music in England, 1560–1760. In Bennington, she has enjoyed writing program notes for most Sage City Symphony concerts.
Spring Performance Dates for 2015
Sage City Symphony presents our annual Youth Concert, including the 6th year of our Young Composers Project, on Sunday March 15 2015 and our final Spring Concert on Sunday May 17 2015. All perfomances are at 4pm. Programs and links to directions are available on our Perfomances page.