Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya has appointed Peter Boyer as Composer-in-Residence with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for the 2010-11 season. The FWSO will give ten performances of three of Boyer’s works over the course of the season. The season will open with Celebration Overture (September 10, 11, 12, 2010). Later in the season, five performances of Ellis Island: The Dream of America will be given: two educational performances (March 3, 2011) and three subscription performances (March 4, 5, 6, 2011). The end of the season will include two performances of Boyer’s Titanic (May 7 & 8, 2011).
Boyer will spend three weeks in residence with the FWSO in conjunction with these performances of his works, doing audience talks, visits to local schools including TCU, and other activities. Boyer joins a line of distinguished American composers invited by Miguel Harth-Bedoya to serve season-long residencies with the FWSO: Kevin Puts (2006-07), Gabriela Lena Frank (2007-08), Behzad Ranjbaran (2008-09), and Jennifer Higdon (2009-10).