2015-2016 Season


Thanks to Our Community and Supporters!


We had wonderful audience support at our November 15 concert featuring Cello Concerto in b minor opus 104 by Anton Dvorak, soloist Peter Seidenberg, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 1 on g minor, Winter Day Dreams. Thank you to our sponsor, People's United Bank, the businesses who advertised in our program and all who came to hear us.

We had a very successful Silent Auction, exceeding our prior auctions. Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals that donated goods and services for this year's auction.

Winter/Spring Concerts


Winter (Chamber) Concert on Sunday, February 14 2016 at 4:00 pm in Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA, Bennington College. Sponsored by

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Sage City Symphony will present the Grande Duo for Cello and Double Bass, by Giovanni Bottesini, featuring soloists David Runnion on cello and Robert Zimmerman on bass, along with Concerto Grosso Opus 6, No. 4 in D Major by Corelli and Symphony no. 5 in C minor, opus 67 by Beethoven.

David Runnion was born in London, England, to American parents...(more)

Robert Zimmerman grew up in a musical household, his grandfather, Oscar G Zimmerman, was a well know bassist, who had been the principal bassist of the NBC Symphony under Toscanini...(more)


Youth Concert on Sunday, March 13 2016

4:00 pm in Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA, Bennington College


This program will feature the young composers of Bennington College and a new composition The Horsemen by Marjorie Rooen, music teacher at Mount Anthony Union High School.

Spring Concert on Sunday, May 22 2016

4:00 pm in Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA, Bennington College


Sage City Symphony will present the Violin Concerto in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, Kaori Washiyama, soloist; Symphony no. 4 in G Major by Gustav Mahler and a commissioned work composed by Vermont composer Robert (Zeke) Hecker

All concerts are free and open to the public. Performances are in Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Building, on the Bennington College campus unless otherwise noted. The venue is handicapped accessible and parking is free. Sage City Symphony relies entirely on contributions and grants.

Sage City Symphony Earns the 2014 Walloomsac Award


This award, created in 1991, is presented by the Bennington Museum for outstanding contributions to the community in the field of art, history or education. Thank you to the Board and staff of the Bennington Museum for this recognition!


Thanks to Our Sponsors


We thank the following businesses for sponsoring our concerts.

For the 2015-2016 Season:
People's United Bank, sponsor of the Fall Concert on November 15 2015.

For the 2014-2015 Season:
Jack Dawkins, sponsor of the Spring Concert on May 17 2015.
Karl Brosch and Ralph Thomas, sponsors of the Chamber Concert on February 1 2015.
One World Conservation Center, sponsor of the November 16 New England Connections Concert.

For the 2013-14 season: Berkshire Bank, sponsor of the May 18 2014 concert, Prime Lending of Bennington VT, sponsor of the November 17 2013 concert; Maxine Newman, sponsor of the February 16 2014 concert, Sarah Tenney and the Board of Sage City Symphony, sponsors of the March 16 Youth Concert.

For the 2012-2013 season: Bank of Bennington, sponsor of the May 19 2013 40th anniversary concert Stewarts' Shops, sponsor of the March 17 2013 Youth Concert; The Board of Sage City Symphony, sponsor of the Chamber Concert on February 17 2013 and Merchants Bank, sponsor of the December 2 2012 fall concert.

For the 2011-2012 season: TD Bank, Bennington, sponsor of the May 13 2012 Spring Concert; E.P. Mahar and Sons Funeral Home, Madison Brewing Company, and State Farm Insurance (James Thibodeau), sponsors for the March 18 2012 Youth Concert; Board of Sage City Symphony, sponsor of the February 12 2012 chamber concert; and People's United Bank, sponsor of our Fall Concert on November 13 2011. Thanks to Mount Anthony Union High School and Bennington College for providing performance space, and band director Marj Rooen of MAUHS and staff of Bennington College for use of percussion equipment.