BENNINGTON, Vt — On Sunday, March 8, at 4 p.m., Sage City Symphony will present its annnual Youth Concert at Greenwall Auditorium in the VAPA Building at Bennington College. Admission is free and open to all.
The Youth Concert is part of Sage City Symphony’s 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. This year, new works by student composers from Bennington College will be featured: “Romance and Desire” by Dre James, “Obani Pollux” by Sebastian Greer, and “Thimbo” by J. H. White. Themed “South of the Border,” the program also will include “Kora Saba” (2014) by Michael Wimberly, “Danzón” by Robert Zimmerman, “Danzón No. 2” by Arturo Márquez, and “Dances from Estancia” Op. 8a by Alberto Ginastera.
The final concert in Sage City Symphony’s 2019-20 season is the Spring Concert, followed by the Symphony’s Annual Dinner, on May 17. The concert, as always, is free and open to all. Reservations for the dinner - a full BBQ meal with all the trimmings for $25.00 per person, plus a cash bar - can be made by email at SageCity802@gmail.com.
About Sage City Symphony
Led by music director Michael Finckel for the past 25 years, Sage City Symphony was founded in 1972 as a community and college orchestra with close ties to Bennington College. In addition to performing traditional classical repertoire as well as contemporary music, the symphony commissions and premieres new pieces each year.
Information about joining the symphony is available at www.SageCitySymphony.org.
Sage City Symphony 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. Concerts are always free and open to all.