There’s a concert at EMPAC at RPI on Wednesday evening – but it begins in Troy’s Riverfront Park.
That’s right. At 6pm on Wednesday in Riverfront Park, choirs from four Nippertown colleges – RPI, UAlbany, College of Saint Rose and Russell Sage College – will gather together for a singular vocal extravaganza. 160 singers will raise their voices in “Troy Paradio,” an original work by Canadian sound artist Kathy Kennedy, and their singing will be accompanied by an electronic soundtrack broadcast on radio station WRPI (91.5FM).
The combined choirs (and the audience) will then continue singing as they parade through the streets of downtown Troy through the Approach (the staircase connecting the city and the campus) and ending up at the EMPAC Concert Hall, where the remainder of the concert program will be performed.