Art preview: “Becoming American” concert pays homage to American history

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From the May 23, 2013 edition

Feeling all Memorial Day-ey? This concert by the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra that pays homage to American history is sure to suffice.

The five symphonic works on the bill are by African-American, Native-American, Asian and Hispanic composers, and the evening includes a performance of “Ellis Island, the Dream of America.” Seven actors portray immigrants who traveled to America, their experiences recorded in the landmark Ellis Island Oral History Project.