Sage City Symphony to host waltz night at Park-McCullough

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NORTH BENNINGTON — Sage City Symphony will host its annual Waltz Night at the Park-McCullough House Carriage Barn, One Park Street, North Bennington, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. Musicians from the symphony, conducted by Gerald Lanoue, will play a variety of waltzes, polkas, popular dance tunes, and Latin selections. Dance instruction will be available.

Tickets are $25 per person and include a sumptuous buffet of sweet and savory light fare, as well as coffee, tea, and sparkling water; a cash bar will offer beer and wine. Reservations may be made by calling (802) 375-9263 or emailing ralpharp@gmail.com by Oct. 17.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Fund for North Bennington; proceeds will help meet expenses of Sage City Symphony, a registered federal non-profit 501(c)(3) 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.

2019-2020 concert season

Sage City Symphony's performance season begins with a Fall Concert and Silent Auction on Nov. 17, featuring Adagio from Symphony No. 10 by Gustav Mahler, Five Orchestral Scenes by Allen Shawn, and Overture to Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi. Other upcoming concerts include a Winter Concert on Feb. 2, the annual Youth Concert on March 8, and a Spring Concert on May 17. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. at Greenwall Auditorium in the VAPA Building at Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington. Admission is always free and open to all.

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. The symphony attracts a high caliber of dedicated amateur as well as professional musicians who travel from throughout Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts for weekly rehearsals during the concert season. Auditions are not required, and academic credit is available for Bennington College students who participate. Information about joining the symphony is available at sagecitysymphony.org.y.org.

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