Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New York Sings!

Capital Rep in downtown Albany will host a free program of songs and folklore, unticketed and open to the general public, Saturday, March 24, 1-2:30PM. The program features musicologist Rena Kosersky and folklorist-musician George Ward.

"Join us for a lively exploration of New York’s musical traditions, including 19th and early 20th century songs and folklore gathered in the Schoharie region, such as “A Dutch Lullaby” and “Billy Boy,” that reflect the roots of New York's earliest settlers. This event is cosponsored with the University at Albany’s Department of History and Documentary Studies Program and Researching New York 2012, and is scheduled to coincide with the regional premiere of Frank Higgins’ Black Pearl Sings!, at Capital Repertory Theatre from March 13 through April 7."

Contact 518‐445‐SHOW (7469) for more info.

Picture: George Ward with concertina.