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Water Music New York at Albany // FREE

  • Albany Corning Preserve // Jennings Landing Amphitheatre 1 Quay Street Albany, NY, 12207 (map)

A UNIQUE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING... CONCERT STARTS AT 8PM

Rain Location: Palace Theatre

Albany Symphony // David Alan Miller, Conductor
Empire State Youth Orchestra's Jazz Ensemble // Paul Evoskevich, Artistic Director
Skidmore College Storytellers' Institute

HANDEL: Selections from "Water Music"

DANIEL SCHLOSBERG (Yale University):  Canal Songs, Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission (World Premiere)

AMERICAN FAVORITES, including “Stars and Stripes” and more!

9:30PM: FIREWORKS AT JENNINGS LANDING
BRING YOUR OWN CAMP CHAIR & BLANKETS!


PRE-CONCERT EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

6:00PM George Ward, Erie Canal Balladeer

George Ward, New York's most beloved folksinger and Balladeer, celebrates the Erie Canal with a performance of traditional folk songs including "Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal," "Oh! That Low Bridge," and "The Meeting of the Waters." 

Activities & Exhibits

  • NYS Canal Corporation Demonstration: Working scale model of Canal Lock
  • The Arts Center of the Capital Region: Button Making
  • Irish-American Heritage Museum
  • Waterford Historical Museum
  • JoJo's Fabulous Faces: Face Painting

 

Food & Beverage Trail

  • NY Craft Beer, Wine, and Cider
  • Slidin' Dirty (Gourmet Sliders & Snacks)
  • Live To Fry (Hot Dogs, Burgers, Poutine)
  • Ben & Jerry's

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

From the North –
Take 787 South (towards Albany)
To Exit 4B Clinton Avenue
On ramp, get into left lane and at the light at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Broadway. 

From the South –
Take 787 North (towards Troy)
To Exit 4 (toward US9/US20W)
Keep right at fork in ramp.
Continue in right lane. 

FREE event parking is available courtesy of the Albany Parking Authority. We recommend parking in Riverfront Garage (24 hrs) and Quackenbush Garage (6pm to 12am).

QUACKENBUSH PARKING GARAGE          25 Orange St. Albany, NY 12207

RIVERFRONT PARKING GARAGE                2 Columbia St. Albany, NY 12207

 
 

MEET THE COMPOSER

Theatricality remains integral to Daniel’s work. Most recently, Daniel collaborated with playwright Kate Tarker and director Dustin Wills in creating Awful Event! Or the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln as Interpreted by the Unseen Internal Organs of His Wife, which premiered at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest in June 2016.

 Daniel is a 2014 recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has been awarded two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. 

MEET THE COLLABORATING ARTS PARTNERS 

 The Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble formed in 1986, is ESYO's premiere Jazz Ensemble and has worked with guest artists such as “Blue” Lou Marini and Allen Vizzutti, and Grammy-award winning pianist/composer Bill Cunliffe.  

The Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble formed in 1986, is ESYO's premiere Jazz Ensemble and has worked with guest artists such as “Blue” Lou Marini and Allen Vizzutti, and Grammy-award winning pianist/composer Bill Cunliffe.  

Founded in 2014, the annual Storytellers’ Institute sponsored by the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) is a five-week residency hosted at Skidmore College. For the month of June, the Institute welcomes its Fellows to work on independent projects and engage in an annual theme.

ERIE CANAL FACT:

On April 15, 1817 the New York State Legislature voted to approve construction of the Erie Canal. For over 100 years all boats entered and exited the canal through Lock 1 in Albany.