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Peter Boyer’s Music Helps Find the Gateway to America in PBS Special

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18 In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, PBS will hold the nationwide premiere of Great Performances – Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony, on June 29th. Ellis Island features noted composer Peter Boyer’s original orchestral score built around seven firsthand stories of immigrants drawn from the Ellis Island… Read more...


The Music of BMI Composers Ritmanis, Boyer and Lebetkin Moves Carnegie Hall Audience

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From News, posted 10.16.17 The extraordinary work of BMI composers Lolita Ritmanis, Peter Boyer and Steven Lebetkin were front and center at Orchestra Moderne NYC’s October 7 performance of Journey to America: From Repression to Freedom (Part 1). The Carnegie Hall concert, which was expertly conducted by the orchestra’s founder, Amy Andersson, celebrated the… Read more...


Composer Peter Boyer’s Great American Tribute

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.18.10 Thanks in part to his expansive work Ellis Island: The Dream of America, composer Peter Boyer has established a strong profile in the classical music world. More than 80 orchestras have performed his music, with Ellis Island alone receiving more than 100 performances since its 2002 premiere. His latest commission,… Read more...


It’s Eight Grammy Nods for Mariah, Kanye and Legend

From News, posted 12.11.05 BMI superstars Mariah Carey, Kanye West and John Legend led the list of nominees for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods each when contenders were announced at a star-studded press conference held December 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Their three-way tie pushed the… Read more...


Peter Boyer: From Student Composer to the Top of His Class

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.30.01 Thirty-one-year-old Peter Boyer has achieved what most young American composers can only dream about. This summer, KOCH International Classics released a compact disc consisting solely of his own concert music. Grammy-winning producer Michael Fine, who oversaw the sessions with the London Symphony Orchestra, can recall only a handful of… Read more...