— Brian Cardany, The American Band
In a career which has included a large number of orchestral commissions, Curtain Raiser represents Peter Boyer’s first commission for concert band/wind ensemble, and contains some of his most jubilant and celebratory music. In its first seasons of availability, Curtain Raiser received nearly 20 performances, including several conducted by Jerry Junkin, and a national radio broadcast on Performance Today.
Boyer created an orchestra version of the work in the autumn of 2020; the premiere of this version is tbd.
The number of players doubling each part at discretion of conductor; may be performed with one player per part.
Composition Date and Commission
Commissioned by The American Band of Providence