Two of America’s major orchestras gave important performances of Peter Boyer’s music, in Washington D.C. and Denver in early September.
The National Symphony Orchestra, resident orchestra of The Kennedy Center, will perform Peter Boyer’s Rolling River (Sketches on “Shenandoah”) as part of its Labor Day Capitol Concert 2017.
Boyer’s work New Beginnings will open the Colorado Symphony’s 2017-18 season, on a special program featuring soprano Renée Fleming, which kicks off Music Director Brett Mitchell’s inaugural season.
Renowned Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has released a YouTube video in which she performs and discusses a short piece composed for her by Peter Boyer.
Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America will be performed for the first time at New York’s Carnegie Hall on October 7, 2017, on the debut concert of Orchestra Moderne NYC.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has commissioned a new work from Peter Boyer for the Cincinnati Pops, to be premiered and recorded in November 2017.
Boyer has completed his first commissioned concert band work, Curtain Raiser, for The American Band of Providence.
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and conductor John Morris Russell have released a video of Boyer’s Rolling River (Sketches on “Shenandoah”) in their American Soundscapes video series.
Peter Boyer’s Silver Fanfare opened the Hollywood Bowl’s 2017 season, for the third year in a row, as the piece chosen to begin Opening Night at the Bowl with The Moody Blues on June 17.
Peter Boyer’s Kennedy Brothers was featured as the closing work of the John F. Kennedy Centennial Concert, presented by the Cape Symphony and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum.