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From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty.From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty.

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Ellis Island New York, NY 10004 Location: S. of Lower Manhattan

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Peter Boyer's "Ellis Island: The Dream of America"–Prologue

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Prologue from the GRAMMY®-nominated work "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" by composer Peter Boyer, for actors and orchestra with projected images. Boyer's work celebrates the historic American immigrant experience, by combining the real words of actual American immigrants–chosen from the Ellis Island Oral History Project and read by actors–with his original, sweeping orchestral score. The historic photographs come from the archive at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and are used by courtesy of the Museum. In performance, these photographs are projected in synchronization with the live orchestra, and this Prologue precedes the actors' immigrant monologues, during which the orchestra provides accompaniment.

This promotional video illustrates that marriage of music and image, using the recording of Boyer conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, with actors Barry Bostwick, Blair Brown, Olympia Dukakis, Anne Jackson, Bebe Neuwirth, Eli Wallach, and Louis Zorich. The recording was released by Naxos, the world's leading classical record label, in its American Classics series, and nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition in 2006. Boyer's work has been performed nearly 100 times by more than 45 orchestras, and the work has been broadcast on hundreds of radio stations, including on National Public Radio's "SymphonyCast." For more information, visit http://www.PropulsiveMusic.com.

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Ellis Island

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The immigration point for millions of Americans now provides electronic access to all their records – a wealth of genealogic information