In celebration of the Erie Canal's 200th birthday, The Albany Symphony will perform at seven stops along the canal between Albany and Lockport from July 2 to July 8, including a stop in Little Falls.

Each concert will be free and performed from barges on the canal or along side the canal, depending on the logistics of each area.

The concerts will feature never-before heard works from up and coming composers that are tailored to fit each community they are performed for.

The composers spent several weeks in each community while composing their works in order to get to know the areas and their unique connections to the canal.

The Little Falls concert is scheduled for July 5, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 in the Canal harbor and Rotary Park.

The Mohawk Valley Choral Society will assist the Albany Symphony in their performance of The Little Falls Lock, composed by Benjamin Wallace of Yale University.

Additional concerts will be held in Albany, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Baldwinsville, Brockport, and Lockport.

You can find more information about Water Music NY celebration of the Erie Canal's bicentennial at


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