The Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, gave six performances of Peter Boyer’s Silver Fanfare at Boston’s Symphony Hall, from May 4-7, 2022. These performances were for youth and family concerts, the first series of such concerts given for in-person audiences of young people since before the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. Information about the program can be found here.
Boyer composed Silver Fanfare for the 25th or “silver” anniversary of Pacific Symphony in 2004, and the work has been performed by many major American orchestras. Wilkins previously conducted the work with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and as the opening work of the Hollywood Bowl season for three consecutive years, and will conduct it with the Virginia Symphony in the 2022-23 season.