American Music Festival 2022: TrailBlaze NY

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Music Director David Alan Miller and the musicians of Albany Symphony announce the 2022 American Music Festival: trail blaze New York. The festival is a month-long celebration of new music in the Capital Region and Upper Hudson Valley.

There will be an intensive week of performances featuring the lead and emerging voices of Troy and Cohoes, then hit the track with Miller and the musicians as the orchestra presents free performances in Schuylerville, Kingston, Hudson, Schenectady, Albany and Amsterdam. TrailBlaze NY is a celebration of New York State’s Empire State Trail.

TrailBlaze NY is the Albany Symphony’s latest regional free concert tour designed to highlight diversity, history and beauty of the region. The Empire State Trail, completed in 2020, connects Manhattan in northern Canada and Albany in western Buffalo. The Albany Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930 by Professor John F. Carabella.

Troy and Cohoes Music Week:

THURSDAY JUNE 2
• Dogs of Desire Open Rehearsal
3:30 p.m., Cohoes Music Hall (free)
• Gloria Chang Piano Recital
7:30 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall ($10)
FRIDAY JUNE 3
• Preview discussion
Noon, Bethlehem Public Library (free)
• Concert of dogs of desire
7:30 p.m., Cohoes Music Hall ($42)
With world premieres from Natalie Draper, Jack Frerer, Bobby Ge, Loren Loiacono and Andre Myers
• Late Night Lounge: Jordan Taylor Hill
10 p.m., Table 41 Brewing Co. ($10)
SATURDAY JUNE 4
• Room performance “in danger”
9:30 am, St. Paul’s – Troy (free)
• Sandbox Percussion Recital
3 p.m., TBA Venue – Troy ($10 general admission)
• Albany Symphony: TrailBlaze!
7:30 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall ($20-$62)
Prelude and Scherzo by John Williams (US premiere) feat. pianist Gloria Cheng, John Corigliano’s Triathlon for
Saxophone and Orchestra feat. saxophonist Timothy McAllister and Steven Stucky’s Radical Light.
• Late Night Lounge: Carol Daggs
10 p.m., Lucas Confectionery, ($10)
SUNDAY JUNE 5
• VegOut at Monument Square
11:30 a.m. ensemble performance, Troy (free)
• Inuksuit – group percussion show
4 p.m., Troy Riverfront Park (free)
• Reading session “First drafts” and beer tasting
7 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (free)

Albany Symphony on the track:

SCHUYLERVILLE – SATURDAY JUNE 11 – HUDSON CROSSING PARK
• Morning and afternoon boat trips by Mohawk Maiden
Crusies, guided bike rides, percussion circle/ukulele encounter,
historical tours of the region as well as:
NYS Mesonet Weather Station
o Upstate Kayak Group paddle rental
o Lake George Arts Project Local Art Sale
o Philip Schuyler House – open to tours/visitors
• 5:00 p.m. – Food and drinks available from local vendors
• 5:00 p.m. – Free KidsZone activities
• 6:00 p.m. – Opening act: Wa Lika Band
• 7:30 p.m. – Albany Symphony Concert
Takuma Itoh: Endangered Species, Aaron Copland:
Appalachian Spring, Viet Cuong: Re(new)al for Percussion
Quartet and Orchestra, and John’s Popular Favorites
Williams, John Philip Sousa and a folk song to sing!
KINGSTON – SUNDAY, JUNE 19 – HUTTON BRICKWORKS
• 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Self-Guided Bike and Hike at Sojourner Truth
state park
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Activities at the Rondout
o 10 a.m. bike clinic
o 10:30 a.m. guided bike ride organized by the YMCA of Kingston
and bike friendly Kingston
o 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. healing sounds with Root3d
o Visits to the Hudson River Maritime Museum
o Visits to the wagon museum
• 5:00 p.m. – Food and drink available at Hutton Brickyards and
other sellers in the area
• 5 p.m. – Free KidsZone activities and Dad joke contest
• 6:15 p.m. – Opening act: Taina Asili
• 7:30 p.m. – Albany Symphony Concert
Lauren Loiacono: new work, Aaron Copland: Appalachia
Spring, Viet Cuong: Re(new)al for percussion quartet and
Orchestra and popular favorites of John Williams, John
Philip Sousa, and a folk song to sing!
• Post-concert fireworks
HUDSON – FRIDAY, JUNE 24 – HUDSON BASILICA
• 5:00 p.m. – Food and drinks available from local vendors
• 5:00 p.m. – Free KidsZone activities with The Kite’s Nest
• 6:00 p.m. – Performances in the first part – Mundo Nuevo and
Devesh Chandra
• 7:30 p.m. – Albany Symphony Concert
Jack Frerer: new work, Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring,
Viet Cuong: Re(new)al for percussion quartet and orchestra,
and popular John Williams favorites John Philip Sousa,
and a folk song to sing!
• Post-concert fireworks
HUDSON – SATURDAY JUNE 25 – AROUND HUDSON
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Family activities at Henry Hudson
waterfront park
• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Tours of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site
• 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Trail Sessions at Olana State Historic Site
• 7:00 p.m. – Olana Summer Sunset Concert with Albany
Symphonic Musicians, in partnership with Olana State Historic
New York State Site and Parks
SCHENECTADY – FRIDAY JULY 1 – MOHAWK HARBOR
• 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Morning trail activities including a bike ride
excursion
• 10:00 AM – Historic Schenectady Kayak Tour with Upstate
Kayak rental
• 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – STEAM colored chemistry miSci activity
• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Mushroom identification walk with
City Mushroom Necklace
• 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Ale Trail Scavenger Hunt
• 5:00 p.m. – Food and drinks available from local vendors
• 5:00 p.m. – Free KidsZone activities
• 6:00 p.m. – Opening act – Flame the Band
• 7:30 p.m. – Albany Symphony Concert
Bobby Ge: new work, Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring,
Viet Cuong: Re(new)al for percussion quartet and orchestra,
and popular John Williams favorites John Philip Sousa,
and a folk song to sing!
• Post-concert fireworks
ALBANY – SATURDAY JULY 2 – JENNINGS LANDING
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Healing and Wellness on the Trail with
Root3d – stations based on the seven chakras
• 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Group bike ride led by Albany Bike
Coalition
• Time TBA – Interactive visual arts activities led by Albany
barn
• 5:00 p.m. – Food and drinks available from local vendors
• 5:00 p.m. – Free KidsZone activities and Zalda Hotaling battery-making demonstration
• 6:00 p.m. – Opening show TBA
• 7:30 p.m. – Albany Symphony Concert
Andre Myers: new work, Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring,
Viet Cuong: Re(new)al for percussion quartet and orchestra,
and popular John Williams favorites John Philip Sousa,
and a folk song to sing!
• Post-concert fireworks
AMSTERDAM – SUNDAY JULY 3 – RIVERLINK PARK
• Morning trail activities (times to be determined) including:
o Morning yoga on the Mohawk Valley Gateway
Bridge
o Bird watching on the trail
o Bike ride with Capital Movement
o A cycling lesson
• 5:00 p.m. – Food and drinks available from local vendors
• 5:00 p.m. – Free KidsZone activities
• 5:30pm – Water Ski Show (always a crowd favourite!)
• 6:45 p.m. – Opening act for Jordan Taylor Hill
• 7:30 p.m. – Albany Symphony Concert
Natalie Draper: New Work, Aaron Copland: Appalachia
Spring, Viet Cuong: Re(new)al for percussion quartet and
Orchestra and popular favorites of John Williams, John
Philip Sousa, and a folk song to sing!
• Post-concert fireworks

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