2016-2017 Season


Fall Concerts on Saturday Nov 12 and Sunday Nov 13 2016


Saturday November 12, 7:00 pm at the Shaftsbury Elementary School 150 Buck Hill Road, Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262


Sunday November 13, 3:00 pm at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, 50 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301 VT


Sage City Symphony kicks off the season with a program designed to take advantage of combining forces with the Windham Orchestra of Brattleboro Vermont. This will be a special opportunity to play a work that either of our groups could not perform alone, Sun Treader by Carl Ruggles. The other major work on the program will be Don Quixote by Richard Strauss. Notes on Don Quixote dan be found by clicking here. These are both exciting works that are not normal fare for community orchestras, so these performances will be rare opportunities to hear them locally.

Sage City Symphony is excited to return to an older venue for this concert, the Shaftsbury Elementary School. The community of Shaftsbury has long been a valued supporter of the Symphony.


Silent Auction on November 12!


There will be a Silent Auction to benefit Sage City Symphony at the November 12 concert, so please come with holiday giving in mind! Auction items include wine, gift cards to area shops, work from artists Judy Kniffen, Barb Ackerman and Mark Barry, piano tuning by Peter Mohr, membership in the Bennington Museum, a selection of Bradford exchange plates, childrens books and more!


Winter/Spring 2017 Concerts


Sage City Symphony will perform out usual three concerts to finish the 2016-2017 season. The Winter Chamber Concert will be on Sunday, February 12 2017, The Youth Concert will be on Sunday March 19 and our final Spring Concert will be on Sunday May 21. All concerts are scheduled for their usual time and location, 4:00 PM in Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College.

All concerts are free and open to the public. The venue is handicapped accessible and parking is free. Sage City Symphony relies entirely on contributions and grants.

Sage City Symphony Earned 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:
Ralph Thomas and Karl Brosch, sponsors of the Spring Concert on May 22 2016
Ann and Peter Seidman and Catherine Hall-Schor In memory of my husband Joe Schor, sponsors of the Youth Concert on March 13 2016.
Bank of Bennnington, sponsor of the Winter Chamber Concert on February 14 2016
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.