Jazz Brunch to Be Held at Park-McCullough Carriage Barn
Sage City Symphony will host a Community Jazz Brunch at the Park-McCullough House Carriage Barn in North Bennington from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Enjoy live music by the Leo Yucht Jazz Combo and a variety of brunch favorites, including quiche, smoked salmon, fruit and pastries. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for kids ages 12 and under, with proceeds benefitting the Village School in North Bennington and the Kitchen Cupboard food pantry in Bennington.
Sage City Symphony offers a free spring concert at 4 p.m., on the following day, Sunday, May 19, in the Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College. The program is built around the world premiere of ‘E,’ a composition for jazz combo and orchestra by Bennington native Leo Yucht, an up-and-coming jazz percussionist and composer now based in NYC. This work was commissioned by Sage City Symphony as part of its mission to support new composers.
A graduate of MAUHS, Yucht has performed with some of the most acclaimed musicians in the world, including Jon Batiste, Aaron Goldberg, Harold Mabern and Pete Malinverni. He performs regularly in the New York metropolitan area with his band and also as a sideman with other world-renowned jazz artists. His jazz quartet for these events includes Bob Bruya on bass, Thomas Linger on keyboard, and Daniel Berkey on tenor saxophone. Also on the program is Symphony No. 7 in D minor by AntonÌn Dvorak and ‘Fanfare,’ a rousing brass piece written to precede the ballet ‘La Peri’ by Paul Dukas (who is perhaps best remembered for his orchestral work ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ which was notably used in Disney’s 1940 animated film, ‘Fantasia.’) For information, visit sagecitysymphony.org.