Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Building, Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201
Sponsored by Long Trail School
The annual youth concert is part of the symphony’s unique Young Composers Project, in which a mentor works with college and/or high school students to write original compositions and score them for live performance by the symphony. This year’s featured composers, International Baccalaureate students in the music program at Long Trail School, are (pictured, from left) Jake Smith, Jacob Schmidt, Evan Coleman, Liam Murphy, Jae VanDerWielen, Sean Bottomms, Nolan Hilliard, and Oisin Harrington, with their music teacher, Geoffrey Gee.
Also on the program are selections from “Happy If Happy When” by Long Trail music teacher and pianist, composer, and sound designer Geoffrey Gee, as well as all four movements of “Seven Seals” for symphony and chorus (The Horsemen, The Martyrs, The Great Quake, The Great I AM) by percussionist, conductor, composer, and recently retired longtime Mount Anthony Union High School band teacher Marjorie Rooen. Gabriel Ferreras, a Bennington College student studying piano performance and conducting, will direct the symphony in the overture to “The Magic Flute” by Mozart.
Sage City Symphony is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the State of Vermont, and relies entirely on generous donations, grants, and volunteer services from individuals, local foundations, businesses, and sponsors. Concerts are always free and open to all.