A UNIQUE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING...
David Alan Miller, Conductor
MVCKids, MVC Youth Chorale, and the River Valley Ringers
HANDEL: Selections from "Water Music"
ANGELICA NEGRON (City University of New York): Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission (World Premiere)
AMERICAN FAVORITES including “Stars and Stripes,” and more!
Additional performances by Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra.
Rain Location: Amsterdam High School
MEET THE COMPOSER
Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring”.
MEET THE COLLABORATING ARTS PARTNER
ERIE CANAL FACT:
The Erie Canal transformed small Upstate communities into booming cosmopolitan cities. At the completion of the Erie Canal, Amsterdam grew into an important manufacturing center with factories that provided meaningful work that attracted immigrants from around the world.