Youth Concert Sunday Sunday Mar 15
Sunday March 15 2015 at 4pm, Greenwall Auditorium (VAPA Bldg) at Bennington College
Sage City Symphony will present our annual Youth Concert, the 6th year of our Young Composers Project, focusing this year on compositions by students of area high schools. Come to support the next generation of musicans!
Profiles of the Young Composers and Musicians
- Katrina Czar, Illusions of Battle, grade 12 from Wallingford
- Jenna D'Olivo, Danza, grade 11 from Manchester
- Garrett Hastings, The Fight for Liberation, grade 12 from N. Chittenden
- Delphine Mahos, grade 11 from Manchester
- Walker May, grade 12 from Pawlet
- Nicholas Mihailovic, grade 11 from Bennington
- Christopher Trombetta, grade 11 from Rutland
- Anna Wright, grade 11 from Dorset
- Zhangyi "Rocky" Ye, Pride of the Homeland, grade 12 from Dorset, Hangshou China
From the Burr and Burton Academy, under Neil Freeburn;
- Ramsay Eyre, Fast Piece 2, grade 10 from Dorset
Heather Rodgers, clarinetist, will perform the Concerto for Clarinet, Mozart, K.622, 1st movement. Heather is a senior at Bennington College, where she is receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in animation and music. She has studied clarinet since the age of eleven, working first with Michael Rowlett at the University of Mississippi and currently studying with Mariam Adam of the Imani Winds in New York City. As a precollege student, she was a member of prestigious Mississippi Lions All-State Band for four years, touring to Washington D.C. and New York City. She then attended the summer Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in New York City as a Fellowship student for three consecutive years, performing in wind quintets, octets and as a soloist, working in master classes with distinguished professional clarinetists, including Stanley Drucker. Heather has performed with the Sage City Symphony throughout her four years at Bennington College and plans to go on to graduate school, continuing her studies in animation and music performance.
Nolan Downey, tuba, will perform the Edward Gregson Tuba Concerto, 3d movement (Allegro giocoso). This work was originally written in 1976 for tuba and brass band, then an orchestral version was written in 1978. This is dedicated to John Fletcher.
Nolan Downey was born in Bennington, Vermont in 1996. He took up the tuba at age eleven while living in Arizona. Currently a senior at Mount Anthony Union High School, Nolan is preparing for a career in the music industry. He has been part of the symphonic, jazz, and marching bands in his high school career as well as participated in Vermont's District V Music Festival, the Vermont All-State Music Festival, and the New England Music Festival. Outside of school, he has performed with groups such as the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Empire State Youth Orchestra, Green Mountain Youth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Sage City Symphony since 2011. Nolan's latest adventure has been traveling to New York City every weekend for Juilliard Pre-College, a Saturday music program consisting of music theory, ear training, private instruction, orchestra, and chamber music. Nolan hopes to take his music to the next level at a conservatory next year. He currently studies with Andrew Bove, a wonderful mentor and teacher based in New York City.