Water Music New York at Amsterdam// FREE

  • Riverlink Park 2 Front Street Amsterdam, NY, 12010

A UNIQUE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING... 

David Alan Miller, Conductor

Albany Symphony

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

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.