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Emily Allen

Making History- Part II

May 21, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Yesterday I got to participate in a really unique experience. The Crown Point Bridge is a local piece of history. It connects New York and Vermont and (although I don't know any of the details) played some sort of role in the Revolutionary War. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to play for the 400th year anniversary of the bridge. We had a small orchestra who played a suite by a local composer that chronicals the bridges history. It includes traditional melodies from the times when the bridge belonged to the French, was passed to the British and, finally, became an American bridge.

Recently, the bridge was put out of service (I mean, the thing is over 400 years old so it's understandable) and rebuilt. Yesterday, we celebrated the re-opening of the bridge! We performed the same piece as well as some other tunes with a small group of string players. I think it is so cool to be able to pay such a tribute to a historical landmark!!

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