CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA: Past Symposia
Low Bridge, Everybody Down!
AN ERIE CANAL CELEBRATION
The two-day public celebration, co-organized by The Erie Canal Museum and The New York Folklore Society, was the first-ever event devoted exclusively to an exploration of the rich musical heritage created, developed, and transmitted by means of the Erie Canal. Workshops, concerts, presentations, discussions, and displays provided activities that appealed to a wide variety of audiences.
|Harry and Merlyn Fuller (aka “Merry Mischief”) presenting songs and dramatic bits in the panel “Through a Cook’s Eyes.”||
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
The Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. East
Syracuse, NY 13202
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Professional Development: Arts in Ed Collaborative Workshop for Teachers and Erie Canal Artists Free, but registration required.
7:00-7:45 p.m. “The Song We Know and Love”: Panel Discussion moderated by Steve Zeitlin
8:00 p.m. Showcase Concert of Erie Canal Musicians
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Public Symposium: Demos, workshops, jam sessions, displays, & more!
12:15-1:00 p.m. Children’s Family Concert with David Ruch and Rich Bala
7:30 p.m. Concert: Golden Eagle String Band — “An Immigrant’s Journey”
For more information, contact Lisa Overholser, NY Folklore Society, 518/346-7008, firstname.lastname@example.org
This program made possible with support from the Erie Canal Museum, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, New York Council for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
SEE PHOTOS from the Celebration.
READ LISA’s REPORT on this Symposium in Voices, 38:1–2.