Orchestra Moderne NYC makes its debut featuring Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America. This beautiful tribute to historic American immigration features seven actors reading stories chosen from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, accompanied by an emotional orchestral score and projected photos from the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Also on the program is Overture to Light by Emmy-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis, the world premiere of Steven Lebetkin’s compelling Violin Concerto with soloist Momo Wong, and the beloved Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland.
Carnegie Hall Debut
Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 8 pm
The Journey to America: From Repression to Freedom (Part 1)
Presented by Higher Purpose Productions, LLC
Overture to Light by Lolita Ritmanis
Violin Concerto by Steven Lebetkin
Momo Wong Violin
– Intermission –
Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland
Ellis Island: The Dream of America by Peter Boyer
with seven actors to be announced
Amy Andersson, Music Director