Musicologist Jerry Silverman is celebrating the publication of New York Sings: 400 Years of the Empire State in Song with a concert/lecture program series honoring the people, places, and events of New York's history through a remarkable collection of songs. Silverman will share fascinating facts and stories about the songs, their composers, and the history and people described in his book. The events will take place at the Albany Institute of History & Art (June 14), the Zadock Pratt Museum (August 29), and the Hudson River Museum (October 11). These three events are supported by a generous grant from the New York Council for the Humanitites. To learn more about Jerry Silverman and listen to some of the songs from the book, please visit his website.
Also, this Sunday, June 7, at 1:30 pm, Jerry will be presenting a free concert of songs from the book in the Carriage House at Lyndhurst, off Route 9 in Tarrytown, New York. The concert will be part of an all-day (10–5, rain or shine) celebration of the Hudson River in conjunction with the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial.
For more information on all of these events, please visit our Events Calendar.