The Texas Medical Center Orchestra will perform the popular and relevant work: Ellis Island: The Dream of America at The Miller Outdoor Theatre on November 9, 2019. Ellis Island celebrates the historic American immigrant experience by highlighting seven immigrants’ stories, dramatically interpreted here by young actors from Houston’s Emery/Weiner School.
The concert will open with “The Sea Hawk Overture” by Joseph Korngold, an Austrian-born Jewish composer who fled persecution in Europe to come to the United States. In addition, internationally renowned artists from the Mitsi Dancing School will join TMCO as the dancers interpret Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Mitsi Dancing School is owned and directed by Chinese immigrants Jia Ma and Teng Fei. The school was voted one of the Rising 10 small businesses by Houston’s Asian Chamber of Commerce in 2019.