The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, performed Peter Boyer’s Silver Fanfare at its renowned Severance Hall on January 15, 2017, as part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert. The 37th annual event was presented free of charge to the Cleveland community, and Severance Hall was filled to capacity. Boyer attended the concert, and was recognized from the podium by Wilkins.
The concert also featured the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, a 160‑voice ensemble composed of singers from churches all over Northeast Ohio, under the direction of William Henry Caldwell.
A review in the Cleveland Plain Dealer called Silver Fanfare “brilliant,” and praised the entire performance. The review can be found here. The Cleveland Orchestra is widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest orchestras.
(Cleveland Orchestra photo by Roger Mastroianni)