Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Great eMedia at your library! Ellis Island: The Dream of America

Did you know your library has great downloadable eBooks, eAudioBooks and movies? You can see them all in the eMedia Catalog!

Today's great title is:
Ellis Island: The Dream of America.
Composed and directed by Peter Boyer,
with:
Blair Brown
Louis Zorich
Olympia Dukakis
Eli Wallach
Bebe Neuwirth
Barry Bostwick
Anne Jackson
Philharmonia Orchestra

Ellis Island: The Dream of America is a work for actors and orchestra by American composer Peter Boyer, composed in 2001-02, commissioned by the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut. The work combines first-person narrations of seven immigrants who entered the United States through Ellis Island between 1910 and 1940, selected by Boyer from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, with Boyer’s original orchestral music. The work has received over 80 performances by 40 orchestras. This recording was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition in 2006.

Listen to an excerpt

Download this great and patriotic classical music, from your library today!

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