Peter Boyer’s work The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers was featured as the closing work of the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commemoration Concert, presented by the Cape Symphony and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, on May 28, 2017. Connecticut State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. narrated the performance of Boyer’s work, which featured the Cape Symphony and Chatham Chorale, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
The sold-out event, also titled JFK at 100: Life and Legacy, included commentary on President Kennedy’s legacy delivered by U.S. Senator Paul Kirk and others, and music by composers including Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and James Horner.
Coverage of the concert in the Cape Cod Times can be found here.
Boyer’s Kennedy Brothers was originally commissioned and premiered by the Boston Pops and its conductor Keith Lockhart in 2010.
(Photos by Steve Heaslip, Cape Cod Times)