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The patriotic spirit of July Fourth continues Saturday, July 10, at 8 pm, with "Ellis Island: The Dream of America," a multimedia program featuring the Brooklyn Philharmonic performing live at the Prospect Park Bandshell against a backdrop of projected images from the Ellis Island Archive.

"Peter Boyer is the composer and conductor and mastermind behind this whole combination of text, music and image," said Theodore Wiprud, director of operations, education and community engagement for the Brooklyn Philharmonic. "And this program is very much in the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s tradition of bringing inspiring new work to the people of Brooklyn." Boyer will make his New York City conducting debut at this performance.

"It’s a slide show of Ellis Island and immigrants coming through Ellis Island, which accompanies narration taken from oral histories of seven immigrants," said Wiprud. One of the concert’s narrators, Barry Bostwick, played a New York mayor on the sitcom "Spin City" for six years (he’s still beloved by many for his performance as Brad in the cult classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show"). Joining Bostwick will be Barbara Barrie ["One Potato, Two Potato" (1962), "Breaking Away" (1979)] who replaces previously announced actress Blair Brown.

"Ellis Island: The Dream of America," is part of the Celebrate Brooklyn performing arts series at the bandshell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Suggested admission is $3. For more information about Celebrate Brooklyn, call (718) 855-7882 ext. 45 or visit www.celebratebrooklyn.org.

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