PETER BOYER is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, joins Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. He’s conducted and been commissioned by ensembles around the world including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, and “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, along with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Boyer’s Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America, has become one of the most performed American orchestral works of the last 15 years and was featured on PBS’ Great Performances in 2018. In 2019, Boyer received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of the most prestigious American awards.
Peter Boyer is active in the film and television music industry. He has contributed to more than 35 feature film scores from all the major movie studios and has composed scores for The History Channel and even arranged for the Academy Awards!
Thank you for joining us for on One Symphony. Thanks to Peter Boyer for sharing his music and insights, you can get more info at https://propulsivemusic.com. Works of his heard today include Fanfare, Hymn and Finale; Elegy, Balance of Power, and Ellis Island - the Dream of America.
Thank you to all amazing performers featured on today’s show including:
Peter Boyer, the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, & Peter Schreier.Thanks to the record labels Naxos and Universal International Music for making this episode possible.
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