Since its inception, Sage City Symphony has commissioned works from numerous composers. Following are links to websites or other information about a few of these composers. Commissioned composers not listed with works below include Robert Singley, Susan Hurley, Alice Spatz, and Su Lian Tan.


Fantasia for piano and orchestra by Geoffrey Gee, performed November 13, 2022

Concerto for piano and orchestra by Michael Gallagher, performed May 22, 2022

E  (for Ekin) for symphony and jazz quartet by Leo Yucht, performed May 19, 2019

Appalachian Trail Symphony  by Keane Southard, performed March 20, 2018

Commissioned work by Vermont composer Robert (Zeke) Hecker, performed May 22, 2016

Seven Seals  for symphony and chorus by Marjorie Rooen; first movement performed March 13, 2016; additional movements performed in subsequent concerts; complete four-movement work performed March 10, 2019

XLIV  by Rolando Gori, performed May 16, 2015

Kora Saba: For Djembe and Chamber Orchestra  by Michael Wimberly, performed November 16, 2014, with soloist Michael Wimberly

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra  by Allen Shawn, performed in 1999, and with solo cellist Maxine Neuman on May 18, 2014

Table of Toys and Numbers  by Nick Brooke, performed in May 2012

Commissioned work by John Eagle, performed in May 2011

Mountain Path  by Bruce Hobson, performed in May 2000

The Birthmark  by Robert (Zeke) Hecker, performed in 1989

Blood Memory: A Long Quiet After the Call  by Tina Davidson, performed in 1986

Symphony for Orchestra with Piano Obligato  by Thomas L. Read, performed in 1986

Missa Brevis, Opus 72, by Louis Calabro, written for the Bennington College Chorus and recorded in 1984: Sage City Symphony   
, by Michael Finckel

Sonnet for Baritone and Orchestra  by Vivian Fine, text by John Keats, with baritone Wayne Dalton, performed December 5, 1976

Concerto for Percussion Quartet and Orchestra  by Marta Ptaszynska, performed in October 1974

Concerto, Nomads  by Henry Brant, performed in 1974, conducted by the composer 


Young Composers Program 

Sage City Symphony has initiated a Young Composers project, in which a mentor works with college or high school students to write original compositions and score them for performance by the Symphony. Links to info about past student composers are shown below:

Sage City Symphony Presents Youth Concert This Sunday, Bennington Banner, March 14, 2014

Bennington College Student's Work to Premiere, March 2012

Eastwick Press, Local Student Composer to Premiere Work, March 2011

Patrick A Madden of Mount Greylock HS receives the Daniel Pearl Berkshire Scholarship

Performance with Rap Solo and Sage City Symphony

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