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Boyer Fanfare for Tomorrow at Biden/Harris’ inauguration

Fanfare for Tomorrow, was performed as part of the one-hour Prelude music of the Inauguration ceremony, conducted by the Marine Band’s Director, Colonel Jason K. Fettig. “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, America’s oldest continuously active musical organization, is believed to have made its inaugural debut in 1801 for Thomas Jefferson, the first President to […]

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Peter Boyer Featured at BMI

This month BMI features Peter Boyer’s story about his career as a composer, interviewed here by Deirdre Chadwick. Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America continues to find new audiences as its message about the essence of what makes America so profoundly unique and great resonates even more today than when it was written in […]

Peter Boyer to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor

The Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) has announced that Peter Boyer will be among the recipients of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a highly prestigious annual award which is officially recognized by the United States Congress. As described on the website of the EIHS: “The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are presented annually […]

Great Performances presents Ellis Island

THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America” with Pacific Symphony Friday, June 29 on PBS in Honor of  Immigrant Heritage Month   Features dramatic performances by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim, Michael Nouri and other guest stars THIRTEEN’s Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, pay […]

Boyer’s ELLIS ISLAND to be filmed for broadcast on Great Performances

Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America will be produced as a program for PBS’ Great Performances, America’s preeminent performing arts television series, with Pacific Symphony. The Ellis Island performances with Pacific Symphony, conducted by Music Director Carl St.Clair, on April 7th and 8th, 2017 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, from […]

Boyer’s SILVER FANFARE opens the 2016 Hollywood Bowl Season

Peter Boyer’s Silver Fanfare will open the Hollywood Bowl’s 2016 season, for the second year in a row, as the piece chosen to begin Opening Night at the Bowl with Steely Dan on June 18. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, will perform Boyer’s work while a video montage from past Bowl Opening […]

London Philharmonic Recording: Boyer Works

Naxos recently released the world-premiere recording of GRAMMY-nominated composer/conductor Peter Boyer’s Symphony No. 1. The recording, featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) under Boyer’s direction, also includes four additional works by the composer: Silver Fanfare, Festivities, Celebration Overture and Three Olympians. Watch the video trailer, below, and hear some samples of this exciting new recording: […]

Boyer Symphony No. 1 premiere with Pasadena Symphony

The Pasadena Symphony welcomes GRAMMY-nominated Peter Boyer as its Composer in Residence for the 2012-2013 season, and has commissioned his Symphony No. 1 to premiere in its landmark 85th anniversary season. This commission has been made possible through contributions by the Trustees of Claremont Graduate University. “We are very excited about working alongside such a […]

Boyer’s The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers premieres in Boston

Peter Boyer’s new work The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of Kennedy Brothers was premiered in Boston’s historic Symphony Hall by the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Conductor Keith Lockhart, who commissioned the work as the centerpiece of the 125th anniversary season of the Boston Pops. A stunning cast of Hollywood actors […]

Miguel Harth-Bedoya appoints Boyer as Fort Worth Symphony Composer-in-Residence for 2010-11

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 […]

The Pasadena Symphony names Peter Boyer as Composer in Residence

The Pasadena Symphony has named Peter Boyer as its Composer in Residence for the 2012-13 season. It has also commissioned Boyer to compose his first symphony, to close its 85th anniversary season at Ambassador Auditorium on April 27, 2013, and invited him to conduct its premiere. The full announcement can be found here. “We are […]