Albany Symphony Musicians perform selections from Handel's Water Music at Albany's Jennings Landing on May 12, 2017 at the official launch of Water Music NY.

Albany Symphony Musicians perform selections from Handel's Water Music at Albany's Jennings Landing on May 12, 2017 at the official launch of Water Music NY.

 

june 30, 2017 - Buffalo news- buffalo

"The Albany Symphony will perform a free concert on a barge anchored in the Erie Canal locks in Lockport at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8, wrapping up the orchestra's statewide tour to mark the 200th anniversary of the canal."  Full Article -->


June 30, 2017 - wcny radio - Syracuse

"The Albany Symphony is embarking on an exciting trip next week, as they cruise from Albany to Lockport on the Erie Canal.  Music Director David Alan Miller spoke with mid-day host Diane Jones about the trip (which has been in the works for nearly 17 years), and the concerts they’ll be giving along the way.  Seven stops in seven days, to celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal.  This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event!"  Full Interview -->

june 29, 2017 - WAMC public radio - albany

"New York’s Erie Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday. To mark the occasion, the Albany Symphony Orchestra is holding performances from the canal’s historic beginning in Albany to Lockport in Niagara County. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more on the series of events that kicks off this Sunday called “Water Music New York.”  Full Interview -->

june 29, 2017 - Daily Gazette - Schenectady

“ 'I feel like I’ve been officially indoctrinated as a North-Easterner,' ” Annika Socolofsky said.

Although she grew up outside of Chicago, her work with Water Music New York has irrevocably strengthened her ties to New York State." Full Article -->


JUNE 28,2017 - LOCKPORT UNION-SUN & Journal - LOCKPORt

"To many, musical theater has a reputation for being pretentious, overwrought and sometimes plain boring.
But when composer David Mallamud was approached about contributing a new piece to Water Music NY — a feature of the Erie Canal’s bicentennial celebration — he wanted something everybody in the audience could enjoy and relate to."  Full Article -->

erie canal bicentennial inspires statewide music celebration

june 28,2017  - NYMUSIC.com

"Upstate NY music lovers can catch a unique experience while celebrating a part of history. The Albany Symphony, along with the New York State Canal Corporation, will present Water Music New York, a celebration to commemorate the bicentennial year of the Erie Canal." Full Article -->

june 26, 2017 - US News & world Report

"ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal's groundbreaking will be marked next month with a musical celebration along the waterway." Full Article -->


June 26, 2017- NBC NEws channel 13-albany

"ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal's groundbreaking will be marked next month with a musical celebration along the waterway." Full Article -->

june 22, 2017 - bigfrog104.com - Utica/Little Falls

"In celebration of the Erie Canal’s 200th birthday, The Albany Symphony will perform at seven stops along the canal between Albany and Lockport from July 2 to July 8, including a stop in Little Falls. Full Article -->

June 21, 2017 - NBC NEws channel 13 - Albany

"There's a special concert planned to mark the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal and the 300th anniversary of Handel's Water Music. David Alan Miller from the Albany Symphony and Brian Stratton from the Canal Corporation stopped by NewsChannel 13 to talk about it." Watch Video-->

JUNE 21, 2017 - Albany county News With Mary Rozak - Albany

"Maeve McEneny talks summer events, including Albany Symphony's #WaterMusicNY, Erie Canal festivities, and Alive at Five."   Watch Video -->

JUNE 8, 2017 - TIMES UNION: ALBANY

"A selection of events across the region and the state commemorating the 200th birthday of the Erie Canal For more, see eriecanalway.org"  Full Article -->

JUNE 5, 2017 - Spectrum news: albany

"The Albany Symphony is hosting special concerts along the canal this July as part of the bicentennial celebration. Here's a sneak peek!" Watch Video -->

june 5, 2017 - times telegram: LIttle falls

"Two Thousand Seventeen is an enormously important year in the history of inland navigation here in the Empire State, as we celebrate the start of construction of the original Erie Canal...
A series of events in June and July to commemorate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal at several communities along the waterway has been announced by the 56th governor, Andrew Cuomo. The programs will be co-hosted by the New York State Canal Corporation, and include a major musical performance in Little Falls." Full Article -->

May 12, 2017 - Governor Cuomo's Press Office

"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Water Music NY, a seven-day event with the Albany Symphony spanning the length of the Erie Canal to celebrate the canal’s bicentennial. The Albany Symphony will perform seven world premieres from July 2 to July 8 in a unique cross-regional experience that will highlight vibrant communities, emerging artistic talent and the power of the arts..." Full Article -->

may 12,2017 - nbc news channel 13: albany

The Water Music NY concert schedule is as follows:
Sunday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m.: Albany
Corning Preserve/Jennings Landing Amphitheatre    
Full Schedule -->

may 12, 2017 - Times union: albany

"Albany Symphony Orchestra on Friday announced Water Music NY, a seven-day waterfront concert series in celebration of the Erie Canal bicentennial.
The free series will take place from July 2 to July 8, and with it will be seven world premieres of new compositions. The orchestra will perform either on the a barge or canal-side along the Erie."  Full Article -->

May 12, 2017 - Daily Gazette: Schenectady

"Seven world premieres to be unveiled over seven nights in communities along the Erie Canal will be part of the state’s Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday.
The Albany Symphony will perform from July 2 to July 8 in Water Music NY, a unique cross-regional experience that will highlight vibrant communities, emerging artistic talent and the power of the arts..."  Full Article -->

May 12, 2017 - Spectrum News: Albany

"A first-of-its-kind series of concerts will celebrate 200 years of Erie Canal history this summer. Partnering with the New York State Canal Corporation, the Albany Symphony will offer seven nightly performances between in early July during its Water Music New York series, which was announced Friday at Jennings Landing in Albany.
Starting in Albany and ending in Lockport near Buffalo, the full orchestra will travel the canal by barge and either perform from the vessel or nearby on shore."  Watch Video -->

May 12, 2017 - Times Union: Albany

"Albany Symphony Orchestra on Friday announced Water Music NY, a seven-day waterfront concert series in celebration of the Erie Canal bicentennial.
The free series will take place from July 2 to 8, and with it will be seven world premieres. The orchestra will perform either on a barge or canal-side along the Erie."  Full Article -->