— Classical Lost and Found
Composed originally as the first movement of On Music’s Wings for the Pacific Symphony’s 25th anniversary celebration, Silver Fanfare has been performed by several of America’s most prominent orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Nashville Symphony, Utah Symphony, Boston Pops, and San Diego Symphony. Boyer’s recording with the London Philharmonic Orchestra has become popular on many American classical radio stations, with hundreds of broadcasts around the United States.
Silver Fanfare has enjoyed several special distinctions in high-profile programs: it was the opening work of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons of the Hollywood Bowl (sharing the bill with rock/pop groups Journey, Steely Dan, and The Moody Blues); the opening work of the 2011 season of the Boston Pops; nationally telecast from the Nashville Symphony’s 2019 Fourth of July concert with fireworks before an immense audience; and was performed during the opening week of the San Diego Symphony’s Rady Shell in 2021.
A new version for concert band, transcribed by Don Patterson, was created for “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in 2019, and performed on that famed ensemble’s West Coast concert tour in October 2019 (including a concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall, at which John Williams made a surprise appearance to conduct his own music).
Composition Date and Commission
Commissioned by the Pacific Symphony to celebrate its 25th anniversary season
“This delightful concert work has a sort of Bruce Broughton/John Williams-esque style with great writing across the orchestra…”
“Peter Boyer’s brilliant Silver Fanfare helped kick off the [Cleveland Orchestra] program…”
— The Plain Dealer