Showtime: 7:30 pm
Tickets: www.capitalphilharmonic.org or 609-656-3224
Ellis Island: The Dream of America celebrate the historic American immigrant experience and the American dream. Innovative in its format, the work brings elements of the theater 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 another masterful 20th century American work, Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, a profound work that truly evokes the American spirit.