Ellis Island, Pacific Symphony

Ellis Island, Pacific Symphony, Carl St. Claire

The New Yorker’s critic Alex Ross described John Adams’ music as “present-tense American romanticism.” In celebration of this new-music luminary’s 70th birthday, Pacific Symphony performs “The Dharma at Big Sur,” with Tracy Silverman, “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin” (BBC Radio). The Grammy-nominated “Ellis Island: The Dream of America” is a stirring work that celebrates the hopes and fears of immigrants who arrive at Ellis Island in search of a utopian dream. 

This concert is part of Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival 2017.

Thursday, April 6

Flagpole: 6:15 p.m.

Departure: 6:30 p.m.

Pre-Performance Lecture: 7:00 p.m.

Concert: 8 p.m.

Bus returns to UCI 10:30


Event Details

  • When: Thursday, April 6, 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Where: Meet at Flagpoles 6:15 p.m.; Bus Departs 6:30 p.m.; Pre-Performance Lecture 7:00 p.m.; Concert 8:00 p.m.
  • Organizer: Julia Lupton (email)
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