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  1. My local news reported the 1812 overture will not be played during the fireworks this year. This is Watertown NY. Which is close to Fort Drumm. The reason was because of the Ukraine war. I feel the organizers are being disrespectful to the Fort and our country. Thank you. God bless America.

    • Ooh! That’s the way to tell those Russkies off! Refuse to play Russian music! Never mind that it’s a pre-Soviet piece and well-loved in America. I think the organizers are being disrespectful not only to the fort but of the intelligence of the audience. Sheesh.

  2. I’m in Watertown too and quite upset about snubbing the overture this year. It makes zero sense to not play it. Sure, it might not exactly have to do with American independence…. but it is just an amazing performance we’ve done here as long as I can remember and certainly has nothing to do with Putin’s invasion either.

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