Albany Symphony Orchestra
Sing Out! New York
Hudson Crossing Park was thrilled to host the Albany Symphony Orchestra at Hudson Crossing on Thursday, June 6 for a FREE "Sing Out! New York" performance. The concert day included vendors and activities from 5:30pm through the Symphony’s performance at 7:30pm. Activities included featured opening acts byby Bob Warren, an inclusive drumming circle with Rural Soul Music Studio, and world music by Taina Asili as well as local craft food and beverage vendors, and family fun. Visitors were able to build a mini-cardboard boat with Hudson Crossing, learn more about our Canal system with NYS Canal Corporation, celebrate the amazing events and opportunities our region has to offer with Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and even meet baby goats with Rebel Wood Soapworks!
Featuring a new work by Loren Loiacono and Capital Repertory Theatre entitled "Petticoats of Steel", the work resets poetry, protest songs (both pro- and anti-suffrage), speeches, and letters in a contemporary vernacular to create a multifaceted portrait of the suffrage movement. The work incorporates poetry by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (author of “The Yellow Wallpaper”) and abolitionist Sarah Forten.
The performance also included Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, summertime favorites such as Stars and Stripes Forever, and singalongs including “This Land Is Your Land” and “Lift Every Voice And Sing."
Concluding with fireworks over the Hudson River, this was an event to remember!
Photographs by Wendy De La Cruz of Sweet Moments by Wendy
This event would not have been possible without the support of our amazing volunteers and community partners. We owe a heartfelt thank you to:
The Town of Northumberland
The Town of Greenwich
The Town of Saratoga
Dan Carpenter and the Village of Schuylerville
NYS Canal Corporation
Monica and Robert Driver
Town of Saratoga Sheriff’s Department
Schuylerville Central School
Durrin Transport Services
The Albany Symphony Orchestra and Crew Members
The amazing Board, Staff, and Volunteers of Hudson Crossing Park