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Water Music New York at Little Falls // FREE

  • Canal Harbor & Rotary Park 74 Southern Avenue Little Falls, NY, 13365 (map)

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


Performance will be held at Little Falls High School

Albany Symphony // David Alan Miller, Conductor
Mohawk Valley Choral Society // Randy Davis, Artistic Director

HANDEL: Selections from "Water Music

BENJAMIN WALLACE (Yale University):  The Little Falls Lock Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission (World Premiere)

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

FIREWORKS AT 9:30PM at Rotary Park
BRING YOUR OWN CAMP CHAIR & BLANKETS


3:00PM – 8:00PM: Canal Place Festival

PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCES

Public artists, street performers around CanalPlace.  CanalPlace is a group of historic Canal buildings that have been refurbished and now house a variety of unique antique shoppes, eateries & more.

Food & Beverage Trail

  • NYS Beer Tasting at Copper Moose Bar & Grill
  • NYS Wine Tasting at Canal Side Inn
  • Ole Sal’s café and creamery (ice cream)
  • Utica-style Italian Chicken Riggies
  • Utica-style Tomato Pie
  • Utica Greens
  • Mohawk Valley Salt Potatoes
  • Utica Half Moon Cookies
  • Rochette (NY farmer’s market products)

 

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Activities & Exhibits

  • NYS Canal Corp (information table)
  • Blick’s Kids Art Corner
  • Faces of Astarte (wellness products)
  • Mohawk Valley Lens Photography Exhibit (Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts)
  • Little Falls Historical Society Museum
  • Little Falls Public Library

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

Plentiful free street parking throughout Canal Place (no lots or garages). 

From the west (Utica, Syracuse and beyond):

Take the Thruway to Exit 30. Once through the tollbooths, go left over the river, and left again onto Route 5S heading east. Some six miles along Route 5S, take a left onto Route 167 North into Little Falls. A bridge crosses the river; at the stop sign, turn right towards Canal Place.

Alternatively, continue on the Thruway to Exit 29A–both routes take about the same time.

From the east (Albany, MassPike):

Take the Thruway to Exit 29A. Follow the road down to the river and along to the bridge. Follow Route 169 North into Little Falls along East Main Street.

Route 5 West is an alternative to the Thruway and goes right through Little Falls.

Route 5S is another option. Follow 167 (if coming from the west) or 169 (from the east) to reach Little Falls.

From the northwest (Watertown, Old Forge, Barneveld):

Routes 12 and 28 converge. Take Route 28 South, via Middleville and Herkimer to Route 5 East.

From the northeast (Adirondacks, Saratoga Springs):

Take the Northway, I-87, south to Saratoga Springs, Exit 14. Follow Union Avenue West (Route 9P), then Route 29 to Route 67 West. Route 67 West joins Route 5 West, which goes through Little Falls.

From the south (Cooperstown, Oneonta):

Take I-88 to Route 28 North through Richfield Springs and down the long hill into Mohawk. Turn right onto Route 5S East. Remain on Route 5S for about six miles, then turn left onto Route 167 North into Little Falls.


MEET THE COMPOSER

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Described as "Brilliant, humorous, and rhythmically complex," (Tacoma Symphony Blog) Ben Wallace is a composer, percussionist, and keyboard player hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ben's music spans a wide range of styles from chamber and orchestral, to disco and samba, and occasionally into the video game remix world. 

MEET THE COLLABORATING ARTS PARTNER

Mohawk Valley Choral Society was founded in 1982 and has been bringing exciting classical and light classical vocal music to the Central New York area for over thirty years. Its original goal was and continues to be: to bring skillfully performed choral music to the Western Mohawk Valley audiences as well as to provide area professional and amateur singers with an opportunity to perform major choral works with orchestra.  

Mohawk Valley Choral Society was founded in 1982 and has been bringing exciting classical and light classical vocal music to the Central New York area for over thirty years. Its original goal was and continues to be: to bring skillfully performed choral music to the Western Mohawk Valley audiences as well as to provide area professional and amateur singers with an opportunity to perform major choral works with orchestra.  

CANAL FACT:

Situated in a deep gorge of the Mohawk River Valley, the original Erie Canal flowed through the city and allowed Little Falls to grow and prosper. Today, the Erie Canal is a significant feature of Little Falls and is home to Lock 17, one of the world's tallest lift locks.