Fall Concert Sunday Nov 16 2014

 

4pm in Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College

 

This season's fall concert celebrates American composers. We will be playing Whoopie in D (for woodwinds) by Henry Brant, Kora Saba: For Djembe and Chamber Orchestra by Michael Wimberly, Three Places in New England by Charles Ives and Cavatina from Beethoven's string quartet Opus 130.

 

Winter Chamber Concert Sunday Feb 1

 

4pm in Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Bidg, 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.

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.

Youth Concert Sunday Mar 15

 

4pm in Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Bidg, Bennington College

 

This concert showcases our Young Composer's Program, featuring works by area high school students under the direction of Geoffrey Gee of the Long Trail School. There will be featured solo performances as well. Nolan Downey of Mount Anthony Union High School will perform Vaughn Williams' Tuba Concerto and Heather Rodgers of Bennington College will perform the Mozart Clarinet Concerto.

 

Spring Concert Sunday May 17

 

4pm in Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Bidg, Bennington College

 

Our final concert of the year will be Sunday May 17 at 4pm in Greenwall Auditorium. The program will feature a symphony by Jean Sibelius, a fitting tribute to spring. It will be followed by our annual dinner with homemade food prepared by our Board members.

General Concert Information

 

All concerts are free and open to the public. Performances are in Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Building, on the Bennington College campus unless otherwise noted. The venue is handicapped accessible and parking is free.

Map links and driving directions can be found here.

Sage City Symphony relies entirely on contributions and grants.

Click here for performance programs and dates from 2008 thru spring 2014.

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