Water Music

Join the Albany Symphony for a FREE waterfront concert. A unique musical experience two centuries in the making!

The Albany Symphony is one of this region’s most revered music and cultural institutions, and actively celebrates our living musical heritage. This will be a cross-cultural celebration of the Erie Canal’s bicentennial as the Albany Symphony Orchestra performs at Mabee Farm.

The Albany Symphony will perform pieces from Handel’s Water Music alongside classic Americana favorites, and the world premier of a new piece by emerging composer Annika Socolofky. Enjoy an amazing fireworks display to end the night after the performances!

Food, beverage and craft vendors will be on site with lots of free activities for kids and families! Please bring your own chairs/blankets.


Albany Symphony
David Alan Miller, Conductor
• Performing HANDEL: Selections from “Water Music”
• Performing ANNIKA SOCOLOFSKY (Princeton University): “As If We Could Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity, Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission” (World Premiere)
• Performing AMERICAN FAVORITES including “Stars and Stripes,” and more!

About the composer: Annika Socolofsky (1990, Edinburgh) is an emerging 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. Annika immersed herself into the Schenectady canal community and created new compositions in partnership with Capital Repertory Theatre and the Albany Symphony.

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