BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Sage City Symphony, under conductor and music director Michael Finckel, will present its annual youth concert on Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m., in Greenwall Auditorium in the VAPA Building at Bennington College. It is free and open to the public.
The orchestra will present a varied program with local youth groups. Included will be "Stabat Mater" by Giovanni Pergolese (1710-1736), an Italian composer, violinist, and organist. The work will be performed by Sage City Symphony and the Bennington Children’s Chorus.
At separate times, Felix Mendelssohn wrote music for Shakespeare’s play, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." In 1842, only a few years before the composer’s death, he wrote incidental music for a production of the play. Selections from the incidental music will be performed by the orchestra and, between movements, children enrolled in the North Bennington Children’s Shakespeare Theater will act out short scenes from the play.
Each year, Sage City Symphony sponsors a Young Composers’ Project, which mentors high school student composers from Bennington and surrounding areas. Following their academic year studies in composition, the orchestra premieres these works at its annual young concert.
Seven works by six student composers will be performed. These include: "Metallic Characters (The Unrivaled Epics)" by Nolan Downey; "Artemis’ Legacy," by Darius Carey; and "An
The 2012-13 season marks music director and conductor Michael Finckel’s 21st year leading Sage City Symphony.
Information: www.sagecity symphony.org.