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Water Music New York at Amsterdam// FREE

  • Riverlink Park 2 Front Street Amsterdam, NY, 12010 (map)

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

Rain Location: Amsterdam High School

Albany Symphony // David Alan Miller, Conductor
MVCKids // Theresa Jackson, Artistic Director
MVC Youth Chorale // Margaret K. Lazarou, Artistic Director
River Valley Ringers // Margaret K. Lazarou, Artistic Director

HANDEL: Selections from "Water Music"

ANGELICA NEGRON (City University of New York):  Mapping, Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission (World Premiere)

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

9:30PM: FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS AT RIVERLINK PARK
BRING YOUR OWN CAMP CHAIRS & BLANKETS


PRE-CONCERT EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

3:00PM - 6:00PM: Community Performances by

  • River Valley Ringers (Bell Choir)
  • MVC Kids (Children's Choir)
  • MVC Youth Chorale (Teen Choir)

6:00PM: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra

Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra bring their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz to Water Music NY in Amsterdam.

Take a leisurely stroll over the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, a unique park over the Mohawk River.

Take a leisurely stroll over the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, a unique park over the Mohawk River.

Activities & Information

  • New York State Canal Corporation Information Table
  • Face painting
  • Bubbles, glow sticks, and balloons

Food & Beverage Trail

  • The Saucy Italian
  • Brett's Fried
  • Black Tie Catering
  • Dan's Backyard BBQ
  • The River's Edge Cafe

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

Take the NYS Thruway to Amsterdam exit 27. Take a right onto Route 30 North. Cross the bridge over the river. You will see the park on the right. Go through light at end of bridge and enter parking driveway on right (opposite Post Office and immediately before Presbyterian Church). Look for the Riverlink Park sign. Take the very next right up ramp to the upper level of parking lot. Keep right and go around periphery of the lot to far end. There is a pedestrian bridge over the highway to the park. An elevator is available at the park end of the bridge

FREE EVENT PARKING IS AVAILABLE. The Parking Garage is located near the United Presbyterian Church.

RIVERLINK PARKING GARAGE                25 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010

 
 

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

Mohawk Valley Chorus, in one form or another, has been entertaining audiences around the Amsterdam area since 1935, when Mohasco, then known as the Mohawk Carpet Mills and headquartered in Amsterdam, formed a men’s Glee Club. John A. Gillies was the first director. Six years later, the company added a Ladies Choral Club, directed by Reginald Harris. The two groups combined in 1948.

Mohawk Valley Chorus, in one form or another, has been entertaining audiences around the Amsterdam area since 1935, when Mohasco, then known as the Mohawk Carpet Mills and headquartered in Amsterdam, formed a men’s Glee Club. John A. Gillies was the first director. Six years later, the company added a Ladies Choral Club, directed by Reginald Harris. The two groups combined in 1948.

Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Chorus, MVC Kids is a community choral group for children, ages 6-12.  Directed by Theresa Jackson, MVC Kids host annual concerts in Amsterdam, NY.  In addition, The Mohawk Valley Chorus also sponsors the MVC Youth Chorale, a 15-voice choir for high school students living in Amsterdam, NY and surrounding counties. 

Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Chorus, MVC Kids is a community choral group for children, ages 6-12.  Directed by Theresa Jackson, MVC Kids host annual concerts in Amsterdam, NY.  In addition, The Mohawk Valley Chorus also sponsors the MVC Youth Chorale, a 15-voice choir for high school students living in Amsterdam, NY and surrounding counties. 

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.