Winter Performance Sunday Feb 1


Sunday February 1 2015 at 4pm, Greenwall Auditorium (VAPA Bldg) at Bennington College


Sage City Symphony will present Beethoven's Symphony No.3 (Eroica), and Concerto in F major for Harpsichord and Strings, by C. P. E. Bach (H443, composed c. 1753-55), Sandra Mangsen soloist.

Sandra Mangsen


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.


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!


Thanks to Our Sponsors


We thank the following businesses for sponsoring our concerts.

For the 2014-2015 Season: 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.

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!