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Release Peter Boyer's Ellis Island: The Dream of America celebration of the immigrant experience features performances by Hollywood stars Olympia Dukakis, Barry Bostwick, and Bebe Neuwirth. An ambitious work combining spoken word performances of actual Ellis Island immigrant stories with powerful orchestral music. Performed by London's renowned Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Boyer himself.
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US Marine Band commission of Peter Boyer's 'Fanfare for Tomorrow' will be performed as part of Biden/Harris inauguration / The Violin Channel
THE Violin Channel writes......The United States Marine Band commissioned American composer Peter Boyer for special fanfare at Biden/Harris Inauguration, to be performed at the U.S. Capitol on January 20th, 2021. Boyer's new work, "Fanfare for Tomorrow," will be performed as part of the one hour prelude music of the inauguration, conducted by Colonel Jason K. Fettig., the Marine Band's Dir...
WOSU debuts new Granville station 91.1WOSX / The Newark Advocate
In reference to new radio station WOSX's potentially suggestive call letters, Tom Rieland, General Manager of WOSU Public Media, joked, "We're bringing sexy radio to Granville." Soon after that assertion to a group assembled in the Carriage House of the Granville Inn Monday afternoon, sustained static gave way to classical music from WOSX, now broadcasting 24-7 from a Denison University-located trans...
The Des Moines Symphony presents Peter Boyer's Suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America on Iowa Public Radio
The program highlights an immigrant's journey to America, featuring Peter Boyer's Suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America. The Ellis Island Honors Society recently announced that Peter Boyer is among the recipients of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. This award is "highly prestigious" and is officially recognized by the United States Congress. Boyer's Grammy-nominated 2001 composition "bri...
Peter Boyer named recipient of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor
The Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) has announced that composer Peter Boyer will be among the recipients of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The letter from the EIHS notifying Boyer of his selection for the Medal of Honor specifically cited his work Ellis Island: The Dream of America, and its PBS Great Performances production with the Pacific Symphony. The gala event will take place on Saturd...
'Ellis Island' by Providence native Peter Boyer, tells America's story / Providence Journal
As often happens, the tale of the many is best told by the few. In Peter Boyer's "Ellis Island: The Dream of America," those few might include your mother. Your grandmother. Or maybe your grandfather, or his father. Almost half of the U.S. population can trace its ancestry through Ellis Island. Their stories are our history. Boyer's dramatic spoken-word piece for orchestra and actors, which airs...
Peter Boyer discusses 'Ellis Island' score / Variety
Los Angeles based, Rhode Island born composer Peter Boyer will have his biggest national showcase to date when PBS's "Great Performances" debuts his "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" on Friday, June 29. Carl St. Clair conducts the Pacific Symphony in the hour-long broadcast, taped last year as part of the orchestra's annual American Composers Festival. Actors Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Mic...
PBS: Great Performances presents Peter Boyer's 'Ellis Island: The Dream of America' with the Pacific Symphony
PBS: Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by music director Carl St.Clair, pay tribute to America's history with a performance of composer Peter Boyer's "Ellis Island: The Dream of America," a Grammy-nominated contemporary classical work celebrating the historic American immigrant experience. Great Performances – Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony premieres nationwide ...
BPO's celebration of the immigrant experience features; Peter Boyer's 'Ellis Island: The Dream of America'
This weekend, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Journey to the New World" – a multimedia celebration of the immigrant experience and how it defines our nation's history and our culture. The performance, which takes place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, will feature a collaboration between the BPO and actors from Road Less Traveled Productions. The concert will pair Antoni...
Orchestra Moderne NYC set for Peter Boyer's grammy-nominated work - Ellis Island: The Dream of America
This Saturday - October 7, Orchestra Moderne NYC celebrates the legacy of immigration to America at Carnegie Hall. Featuring Peter Boyer's Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America, this beautiful tribute to historic American immigration presents seven actors reading stories chosen from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, accompanied by an emotional orchestral score and projected p...
PBS set to record Pacific Symphony in Peter Boyer's 'Ellis Island: The Dream of America' / Orange County Breeze
Pacific Symphony's critically acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF), led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, enters its 17th year with "Ellis Island"-a meaningful nod to the past, with lessons for the present, fortified by hope for the future. Each year, ACF uncovers a different facet of American music, and in 2017, the Symphony pays tribute to our nation's historic immigrant experience and the Americ...
KCRW's Tom Schnabel says Peter Boyer's 'Symphony No. 1' with LPO turns in 'a peerless performance'
Peter Boyer is a prolific composer and conductor from Providence, R.I. who now teaches at Claremont College in California. His works exude optimism and have an American streak in them, but also reference Bartok and other modern composers. His 2014 Naxos CD with the London Philharmonic Orchestra is exciting, and under his baton the London Philharmonic turns in a peerless performance. I don't listen to...
UnderScores interviews Peter Boyer
American composer Peter Boyer has been noted since his student years in the 90s for the quality of his orchestral work, often described as lyrical, energetic and powerful. He has become one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, with over 400 performances of his works by more than 150 orchestras, including several of the major American orchestras. He has con...
Signature Symphony - Bernstein, Barber and Boyer / Tulsa World
What is the American Dream? A simple look at the history of this country, and a brief perusal of the literature our fellow citizens have created out of that history will tell you: The American Dream is being able to run away to a place where one can start over again. That is the dream that brought some 12 million people to Ellis Island for the course of its 60-odd years as the gateway to the United State...
Peter Boyer's 'Silver Fanfare' featured@Hollywood Bowl opening night with Journey
Rock music superstars Journey will launch this year's Hollywood Bowl season on June 20th with a spectacular full-length set to benefit the LA Phil and its education/community programs. 'Opening Night at the Bowl' is one of the most anticipated highlights of the summer season and culminates in a spectacular fireworks display. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Principal Conduc...
Oklahoma City Philharmonic celebrates Peter Boyer's Ellis Island: The Dream of America
Between 1892 and 1954, more than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island, a processing station in New York Harbor that became known as "the gateway to the American dream." Those immigrants, most of whom came to the U.S. from Europe and Russia, left their homelands to escape political instability, restrictive religious laws and deteriorating economic conditions. They made the arduous journey wit...
Peter Boyer discusses Symphony No.1 on Houston Public Media's Clasical Classroom
Peter Boyer joins Dacia Clay on Houston Public Media's Classical Classroom to discuss his latest work Symphony No. 1 and the in-depth process of writing a symphony. From making dots on a page, to recording the piece with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, this is a tell-all of one composer's creative process. Listen to the interview on Houston Public Media's Classical Cl...
Peter Boyer - Symphony No.1 / Gramophone Magazine review
Peter Boyer's love affair with American orchestras continues with his second Naxos recording, dedicated to celebratory works composed for five American orchestras over a period of 15 years. Boyer, who claims more than 300 performances by more than 100 orchestras, writes in a fluent, powerful style that fuses conservative American currents with Hollywood-ish size and populist sentiment. Read the full ...
Peter Boyer - Symphony No.1 / Classics Today review
Two of the works on this disc Symphony No.1 appeared previously on Koch's collection of Peter Boyer's orchestral music: Celebration Overture and Three Olympians (as in residents of Mount Olympus, not athletes) for strings. The latter must rank among Boyer's finest pieces. It has great tunes and exploits the timbres of the string orchestra in a very fetching and vivid way. If the third movement, Ares, sou...
Peter Boyer's Celebration Overture - WFMT 'New Release Of the Week'
Peter Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation. The composer writes, "The five works included on this recording represent a cross-section of my orchestral music. Three Olympians reflects my interest in mythology and history. Often I have received invitations to compose music for celebratory concerts, and three of the works included here – Silver ...
Peter Boyer - Symphony No.1 / WRTI: Classical New Releases
Peter Boyer: Symphony No.1 - Classical music listeners apprehensive about "new music" have nothing to fear, and everything to love, about Peter Boyer. The 44 year old American composer writes music in a neo-romantic style with an unabashedly direct and popular appeal. His work in movies and TV has honed his flair for the dramatic and his ability to create a desired atmosphere. His Symph...
Peter Boyer' Symphony No. 1 is WCLV 'Choice CD' for April
Each month, WCLV: Cleveland Program Director Bill O'Connell selects a series of special CDs to be featured on the air throughout the month.
You may know Peter Boyer as the composer of the Grammy-nominated ‘Ellis Island: The Dream of America'. The composer writes, "The five works included on this recording represent a cross-section of my orchestral music. ‘Three Olym...
Peter Boyer - Symphony #1 is KDFC 'Download Of the Week'
Peter Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, widely admired not least for his GRAMMY®-nominated Ellis Island: The Dream of America. The composer writes, "The five works included on this recording represent a cross-section of my orchestral music. Three Olympians reflects my interest in mythology and history. Often I have received invitations to c...
The acclaimed debut recording of Peter Boyer's 'The Music of Peter Boyer' has been re-released
The acclaimed debut recording of GRAMMY nominated composer Peter Boyer with the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra has been re-released by Propulsive Music. Featuring the works Celebration Overture, Titanic, Three Olympians, The Phoenix, Ghosts of Troy, and New Beginnings, the album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and originally released by Koch International Classics in 2001. Out of p...
Peter Boyer: Ellis Island: 'The Dream of America' combines spoken word performances of Ellis Island immigrant stories with powerful orchestral music
Naxos celebrates the immigrant experience with the release on May 17th of Peter Boyer's Ellis Island: The Dream of America, an ambitious work combining spoken word performances of actual Ellis Island immigrant stories with powerful orchestral music. Performed by London's renowned Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Boyer, this recording features a cast of Oscar-, Emmy-, and Tony-winning act...