A UNIQUE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING... CONCERT STARTS AT 8PM
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Albany Symphony // David Alan Miller, Conductor
Syracuse Pops Chorus // Lou Lemos, Artistic Director
HANDEL: Selections from "Water Music"
Ryan Chase (Colgate University): The Current Home Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission (World Premiere)
AMERICAN FAVORITES, including “Stars and Stripes” and more!
9:30PM: FIREWORKS AT PAPER MILL ISLAND
BRING YOUR OWN CAMP CHAIRS & BLANKETS
PRE-CONCERT EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
Drum and Bugle Corps
The Brigadiers Drum & Bugle Corps is a precision musical/marching organization that is historically significant to the Central New York region.
Activities and Exhibits
- NYS Canal Corp Exhibit Booth
- Live Vocal Musicians
- Erie Canal Museum Exhibits
- Kids' Activities
Food & Beverage Trail
- Red Mill Inn Vendor Cart
- Lock 24 Restaurant Vendor Cart
Directions and Parking
FREE parking is available in a large lot across the street for both cars and motorcycles.
From the Capital Region:
Merge onto I-787 S. Take the I-87 exit, EXIT 1. Take the I-87 N exit, EXIT 24-61, toward Buffalo. Merge onto New York Trwy N(Portions toll). Merge onto NY-690 N via EXIT 39 toward Baldwinsville. Take the Van Buren Rd exit. Turn right onto Van Buren Rd/County Hwy-159. Turn left onto Maple Rd/NY-48. Continue to follow NY-48. Turn left onto Spensieri Ave. Paper Mill Island Amphitheater, You have arrived at your destination.
MEET THE COMPOSER
Balancing the extremes of the familiar and the experimental, music by Ryan Chase (b. 1987) has been described as "the stuff of memory" (The Herald-Times) and hailed by the New York Times as a "whirlwind of deftly explored contrasts of mood, from bombastic to introverted." Though sonically diverse, his body of work is unified by a fascination with virtuosity and an affirmation of melody.
MEET THE COLLABORATING ARTS PARTNER
ERIE CANAL FACT:
Baldwinsville's history as a canal community predates the Erie Canal by almost a decade. In 1839 the Baldwin Canal would officially connect with the Erie Canal making it easier and cheaper for Agricultural businesses in the region to ship and distribute their goods.