May22

SPONSORED BY PEOPLE'S UNITED BANK a division of M&T Bank

ON THE PROGRAM: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, by Michael Gallagher, with the composer on piano; Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90, by Johannes Brahms; The Lark Ascending, by Ralph Vaughan Williams, featuring symphony concertmaster Kaori Washiyama.

A SILENT AUCTION featuring a wide array of arts, crafts, jewelry, deluxe gift baskets, and many more interesting and beautiful items will begin before the performance and conclude at the end of intermission. Proceeds to benefit Sage City Symphony, which is a registered federal non-profit organization in the State of Vermont that relies entirely on generous donations, gifts in kind, grants, and volunteer services from individuals, local foundations, businesses, and sponsors to be able to offer FREE concerts to the community.

JUST A FEW OF THE ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED: • Two season passes to Prospect Ski Mountain • $50 gift certificate to Bennington Bookshop • $50 gift certificate to True Love Farm • Gift certificate to Clearbrook Farm • Bennington Museum Membership • Two Grandma Moses Prints from Bennington Museum • Large wine/gift basket from People’s Bank • LuxuryLite LED wax pillar candle • Tunnel City Coffee beans • 2 Pomegranate 1000-pc art jigsaw puzzles • Framed & signed Mariner’s Compass fabric star made by quilting book author Mary Golden • Pearl and silver earrings from Katie Cleaver • Children’s books by local author and illustrator Sandra Magsamen • Necklace from Sweater Venture • Earrings from Sweater Venture • Framed print by Mark Whitcombe • Gift certificate to Dunkin Donuts • Gift certificate to Stewarts • Basket from Troy Farmers' Market

COVID PROTOCOLS: Please note that all current and evolving guidelines issued by the CDC, the State of Vermont, and Bennington College will be followed. Face masks and social distancing will be required at rehearsals and concerts. All musicians, visitors, and audience members must be fully vaccinated and boostered.