THE RIVER SINGS
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 | FREE CONCERT | 7:30PM
RIVERFRONT PARK IN TROY, NY | UNDER THE STARS
LOCAL FOOD, NY CRAFT BEER & FAMILY ACTIVITIES | 6:00PM
American Favorites | Cinematic Pops | Dorothy Chang's The Mighty Erie Canal
Three world premiere performances inspired by the unique story of Upstate New York!
Featuring The Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Schenectady County Community College Chorus, The College of St. Rose Chamber Singers, and Bard College.
No tickets necessary to attend.
Bring your own picnic, or sample from participating vendors!
No glass containers allowed in the park.
ABOUT RIVER SINGS
The River Sings, a FREE waterside concert at Troy Riverfront Park, is a fitting finale to the Albany Symphony's signature American Music Festival. Similar to the New York Times featured project, Water Music NY, Three emerging composers will premiere brand-new works commissioned by the Albany Symphony, in partnership with five community arts organizations.
The River Sings is a unique public art partnership that engages the community in the creation of new art that celebrates the unique story of upstate, NY.
MEET THE COMPOSERS
Recognized as a leading voice in new American music and a champion of emerging composers, the Albany Symphony has embedded three award-winning composers-in-residence in the Capital Region to compose new works based on the rich cultural heritage of New York State, in partnership with 5 collaborating arts organizations. NY based composers Hilary Purrington and Evan Mack, together with Water Music NY composer Benjamin Wallace, will premiere their work alongside their collaborating arts partner.
MEET THE ARTS PARTNERS
Composer Evan Mack will create a work in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet about the revitalization of the Adirondacks. Guitarists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in Mr. Mack’s work as a mass “guitar mob,” sharing in the artistic experience. Hilary Purrington will work with dancers from Albany Berkshire Ballet to tell the story of Ellen Demorest, a nineteenth century fashion icon from Schuylerville, NY. “Water Music NY” composer Ben Wallace will create a work about the logging industry for solo opera singers from Bard College and a community chorus of vocalists from Schenectady County Community College and the College of Saint Rose. The Symphony will also perform The Grand Erie Canal by Dorothy Chang with a children’s choir comprising one hundred students from Troy City Schools.