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
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.