A UNIQUE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING... CONCERT STARTS AT 8PM
Rain Location: Proctors
Albany Symphony // David Alan Miller, Conductor
Capital Repertory Theatre // Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Artistic Director
HANDEL: Selections from "Water Music"
ANNIKA SOCOLOFSKY (Princeton University): Beyond The Pines, Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission (World Premiere)
AMERICAN FAVORITES, including “Stars and Stripes” and more!
9:30PM: FIREWORKS AT MABEE FARM
BRING YOUR OWN CAMP CHAIRS & BLANKETS
PRE-CONCERT EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
6:00PM - 8:00PM FARM FAIR AT MABEE FARM
ACTIVITIES & EXHIBITS
- New York State Canal Corporation Information Exhibit
- Guided tours of historic Mabee Farm
- Mohawk River bateaux rides
- Children's arts and crafts
- New York State craft vendors
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
From Albany and East- Take NYS Thruway (I-90 West) towards Buffalo to Exit 25 (Schenectady). Take I-890 towards Scotia to Exit 1A (Route 5S).
The Farm is 2.7 miles on your right
From Amsterdam and West- Take NYS Thruway (I-90 East) towards NYC to Exit 26 toward Rotterdam Junction. Take Exit 1A to Route 5S.
The Farm is 2.7 miles on your right.
FREE On-site parking is available.
MABEE FARM HISTORIC SITE
1100 Main St (Route 5S), Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
MEET THE COMPOSER
Annika Socolofsky (1990, Edinburgh) is a composer, avant-folk vocalist, and fiddler. Her music stems from the timbral nuance and inwards resonance of the human voice, and is communicated through mediums ranging from orchestral works to unaccompanied folk ballads.
Annika is a recipient of a 2014 Fromm Foundation Commission and a BMI Student Composer Award. She is a Mark Nelson Doctoral Fellow in composition at Princeton University.
MEET THE COLLABORATING ARTS PARTNER
ERIE CANAL FACT:
When "Clinton's Ditch" opened in 1825, Schenectady officials opted to not celebrate its Grand Opening out of fear it would take away business from their profitable ports along the Mohawk River. The Erie Canal later helped Schenectady earn the reputation of being "the city that lights and hauls the world."