20 years after its premiere performance, Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America has established itself as an enduring tribute to the foundation of America and its multi-national roots. With text compiled by Boyer from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, Ellis Island is a 45 minute work for 7 actors and orchestra, with stunning visual projections that are used in conjunction with performances. The work has had over 250 performances by more than 100 orchestras throughout the country, has been recorded with the composer conducting, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006, and has featured some of our country’s greatest actors.
In 2017, the Pacific Symphony gave a unique performance, conducted by Carl St. Clair, that was broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances.
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