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Water Music New York at Schenectady // FREE

  • Mabee Farm Historic Site 1100 Main Street Rotterdam Junction, NY, 12150 (map)

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

Food & Beverage Trail

  • Craft beer tent
  • Regional food 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

Capital Repertory Theatre has a rich, local history of excellent entertainment and strong community relationships. Established in 1981, it came into existence through the dedication and perseverance of a group of Albany business, community and civic leaders. Donated labor, materials and expertise transformed the Grand Cash Market, an abandoned supermarket at 111 North Pearl Street, into what was to become the home of Albany's first professional resident theatre.

Capital Repertory Theatre has a rich, local history of excellent entertainment and strong community relationships. Established in 1981, it came into existence through the dedication and perseverance of a group of Albany business, community and civic leaders. Donated labor, materials and expertise transformed the Grand Cash Market, an abandoned supermarket at 111 North Pearl Street, into what was to become the home of Albany's first professional resident theatre.

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."