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2010-05-27 / Front Page

BPO to perform at Chestnut Ridge Park

by CHRISTOPHER GORDON Editor

The sweet sounds of symphonic music will soon fill the air at Chestnut Ridge Park.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the county-run park at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, according to Erie County Legislator John J. Mills, R-13th District.

A clamshell structure will be set up near the bottom of the sledding hill where the orchestra will perform.

“The audience will look from atop the hill,” said Mills.

He believes it will be a spectacular view, as those who attend will be able to see the orchestra playing plus the skyline of the city of Buffalo in the background.

Mills added that there will be no fireworks after the performance.

“It’ll just be the BPO,” said Mills. “The concession stands will be open for business.”

The concession stands are located inside the casino building, which sits at the top of the sledding hill.

Mills is excited not only about the BPO performing but that those who come to the show will be able to witness the continued updates at the park.

This will be seen immediately as those who enter the park will feel the recently paved entrances to the park.

With new windows and a new roof being added to the casino, Mills believes this is great timing to have the orchestra perform at Chestnut Ridge.

He added that this has been a busy time at the Ridge, as the toboggan chutes reopened earlier this year.

Also in January, a group called the Chestnut Ridge Park Conservancy was formed. The goal of the group is to raise money to help provide funding for additional projects to help update the park.

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