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More than 15 miles to love

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Let’s be honest.  

We take the understated beauty of the Erie Canal for granted.   It’s not the mighty Mississippi, but it was equally impactful in American history.  Think about it.  You can float from New York to Chicago on a waterway that adds European charm to small towns across the state.  

It’s small, lovely, and ours.

The Albany Symphony is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal's groundbreaking in a big way with a musical celebration along the waterway which includes seven world premieres along the canal in a series of concerts called "Water Music New York." (Yes, the title is a nod to George Frideric Handel's "Water Music," which was first performed 300 years ago on the River Thames in London.)

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will play in Albany, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Little Falls, Baldwinsville, Brockport and Lockport. Each performance will be preceded by a celebration of local culture and history.

Read more here.