Back by Popular Demand! The Dream of America Saturday, October 23 • 7:30 pm Performed by the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey at the War Memorial Theater.
John Williams: Liberty Fanfare Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Peter Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America (with 7 actors and visuals)
Back by popular demand is a repeat performance of Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Five years ago many in the audience had tears in their eyes from this powerful work. Ellis Island: The Dream of America celebrates the historic American immigrant experience and the American dream. Innovative in its format, the work brings elements of the theatre and multimedia into the concert hall, employing actors and projected historical images from the Ellis Island archives. Seven actors recite stirring reminiscences of new Americans from Poland, Greece, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Russia, and Italy. Written in 2002, Ellis Island: The Dream of America has been performed by all the major American orchestras to great acclaim. In addition, we open the concert with two other masterful Twentieth Century American works: Variations on America by Charles Ives and Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, a profound work that truly evokes the American spirit.
*This event is at the War Memorial Theater in Trenton, NJ
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