The performance will be part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert, conducted by Thomas Wilkins. Maestro Wilkins has conducted Silver Fanfare with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to open the Hollywood Bowl seasons in 2015 and 2016, and also has conducted Boyer’s New Beginnings with the Omaha Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic.
This will be the first time that Boyer’s music will be performed by The Cleveland Orchestra, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest orchestras. The composer will be in attendance.
Silver Fanfare was commissioned and premiered by the Pacific Symphony and Carl St.Clair (as part of the larger work On Music’s Wings) for its 25th anniversary season in 2003-04. Since then, orchestras that have performed the piece include the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Nashville Symphony; and Boyer recorded it with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Naxos. The performance will be broadcast live on WCLV and WCPN.
More information about the concert can be found here.
(Cleveland Orchestra photo by Roger Mastroianni)