The Lost Chord: July 3 - Spirits of Independence
From 1892 to 1954, more than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island in search of a better life. More than 40 percent of the U.S. population, over 100 million Americans, can trace their roots to someone who entered this country along that route. Composer Peter Boyer assembled texts from testimonials archived as part of the Ellis Island Oral History Project to create Ellis Island: The Dream of America. These are real words of real people telling their own stories. The New Colossus lifts her lamp, this Sunday at 10 pm.