We’re opening our 108th season with a performance that unites American history, live theater, and remarkable symphonic music! Steven Karidoyanes conducts the poignant Ellis Island: The Dream of America, penned by native New Englander-turned-Hollywood-composer Peter Boyer. Acclaimed actor, screenwriter, and author Marianne Leone Cooper is joined by fellow actor Ed Hoopman in this performance of Ellis Island.
“Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island brings audiences to both tears and cheers by its conclusion. I can’t wait to share it with our audience!”
-Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
Ellis Island celebrates 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 projecting historical images from the Ellis Island archives.
The spoken texts for the work come from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, an historic collection of interviews with actual immigrants about their experiences emigrating to America. Boyer fashioned short monologues from the actual words of these immigrants and wove them into an orchestral tapestry.
We hope you’ll join us for this celebration of our nation of immigrants. Purchase Tickets Here.
ADD TO YOUR EXPERIENCE!
Pre-Concert Cocktail Party | 6 PM
H’ors d’oeuvres and cash bar
Pilgrim Hall Museum | $25
75 Court St. (steps from the concert hall)
Pre-Concert Talk with Steven Karidoyanes | 6:30 PM
at Memorial Hall – Free for ticket holders