Blue Streak Ensemble performs on the Vanguard Series
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Blue Streak Ensemble performs on the Vanguard Series

  • Ludwig Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, Kent State University (map)
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Kent State University presents Blue Streak on their Guest Artist Vanguard Series!

CONTEMPLATIONS
with guest composer/pianist Yehudi Wyner

Brouwer – Shattered Glass for flute, cello, piano percussion
Yehudi Wyner- Refrain for solo piano performed by Yehudi Wyner
Frank Wiley – Awakenings of Earth and Time for percussion
Yehudi Wyner – Trio for clarinet, cello and piano

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"Voice of the Lake" PREMIERE
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

"Voice of the Lake" PREMIERE

  • Breen Center for the Performing Arts, Cleveland, OH (map)
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Voice of the Lake is an oratorio by Margaret Brouwer for vocal soloists, choirs, and chamber orchestra that brings to life the struggle between the recreational and natural joys of Lake Erie and the commercial, agricultural and political issues that threaten its ecological health. A musical vista of nature and the lake, the lyrics are by Margaret Brouwer and Cleveland poet David Adams, with additional text gleaned from public record transcripts. The work incorporates a video created by Joshua Lipton. Buy your tickets HERE!

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Featuring:
Blue Streak Ensemble
Oberlin Musical Union directed by Gregory Ristow
Cleveland Institute of Music Children's Choir directed by Jennifer Call
with soloists Angela Mitchell - soprano, Merav Eldan - mezzo, Brian Skoog - tenor, Bryant Bush - bass
conducted by Domenico Boyagian.

This project is supported by generous grants from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The George Gund Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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"Voice of the Lake" pre-concert event: Panel Discussion on water quality
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

"Voice of the Lake" pre-concert event: Panel Discussion on water quality

As a lead up to the premiere of "Voice of the Lake," composer Margaret Brouwer will be hosting a panel discussion on water quality featuring panelists from NEORSD, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, and university environmental department professors.

FREE & open to the public
Cleveland Public Main Library, 3rd Floor, Digital Hub Classroom

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Women in Classical Music perform "Rhapsodic Sonata"
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Women in Classical Music perform "Rhapsodic Sonata"

Breaking down the gender barriers of classical music and celebrating the strength, artistry and empowerment of women, this concert will feature works by women composers performed only by women. Performers include violist Erika Eckert, soprano Christie Conover, pianists Margaret McDonald, Sarah Rushing, Beth Nielsen and Rose Lachman, violinists Leslee Smucker and Megan Healy, dancers from Life/Art Dance Ensemble, flutist Kathryn Hendrickson, trumpeter player Chelsea Orr, and Duo Rossignol (Mary Matthews & Hillary LaBonte)! 

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"Rhapsodic Sonata" live stream from Boulder, CO
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

"Rhapsodic Sonata" live stream from Boulder, CO

  • Colorado University, Grusin Music Hall (map)
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Click here to join us for the live stream concert on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm MST.

This program of American Music will feature three wonderfully varied works for viola and piano by Libby Larsen, Jennifer Higdon and Margaret Brouwer, and the world premiere of "The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter," for soprano, viola and piano, composed by CU Professor Emeritus Robert Spillman.

PROGRAM: Libby Larsen: Sonata for Viola and Piano; Jennifer Higdon: Sonata for Viola and Piano; Robert Spillman: "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter"; Margaret Brouwer: Rhapsodic Sonata

Featuring Erika Eckert, viola; Margaret McDonald, piano; and Nadya Hill, soprano.

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Summerfest performs "Whom do you call angel now?"
Jul
30
3:00 PM15:00

Summerfest performs "Whom do you call angel now?"

Joy and Remembrance; Awakening of the Spirit

Awaken your spirit through music and photographs with a slide show designed to deepen your experience of the music.

Even before Bobby McFerrin urged us to “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” American culture celebrated the optimist and built the “Happiest Place on Earth.” But surviving and then remembering hard times has a cathartic effect that brings communities close together. Margaret Brouwer’s song Whom Do You Call Angel Now? recalls the tragedy of September 11, 2001 with stark, simple music that allows the text to speak. Similarly, Osvaldo Golijov’s Tenebrae mourns renewed violence in Israel while placing it in a global perspective. However, in the midst of our sorrow, there is always hope, whether in the clean lines and light textures of Maurice Emmanuel’s Sonata, op. 11, the beautiful structure of a Trio Sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach, or the remembrance of past music and the power it can play in helping us move on to the future in Bruce Adolphe’s Bridgehampton Concerto. Buy Tickets

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Summerfest performs "Whom do you call angel now?"
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Summerfest performs "Whom do you call angel now?"

  • Summerfest, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City (map)
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Joy and Remembrance; Awakening of the Spirit

Awaken your spirit through music and photographs with a slide show designed to deepen your experience of the music.

Even before Bobby McFerrin urged us to “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” American culture celebrated the optimist and built the “Happiest Place on Earth.” But surviving and then remembering hard times has a cathartic effect that brings communities close together. Margaret Brouwer’s song Whom Do You Call Angel Now? recalls the tragedy of September 11, 2001 with stark, simple music that allows the text to speak. Similarly, Osvaldo Golijov’s Tenebrae mourns renewed violence in Israel while placing it in a global perspective. However, in the midst of our sorrow, there is always hope, whether in the clean lines and light textures of Maurice Emmanuel’s Sonata, op. 11, the beautiful structure of a Trio Sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach, or the remembrance of past music and the power it can play in helping us move on to the future in Bruce Adolphe’s Bridgehampton Concerto. Buy Tickets

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Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra plays "Pulse"
Mar
5
3:00 PM15:00

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra plays "Pulse"

"The towering Brahms’ Violin Concerto is in expert young hands as the dazzling and formidable violinist Rachel Lee Priday makes her GJSO debut along with performances of Margaret Brouwer’s contemporary work Pulse and Dvorak’s famed Symphony No. 7." Conducted by Charles Latshaw

http://www.gjso.org/event/lee-plays-brahms/

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Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra plays "Pulse"
Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra plays "Pulse"

"The towering Brahms’ Violin Concerto is in expert young hands as the dazzling and formidable violinist Rachel Lee Priday makes her GJSO debut along with performances of Margaret Brouwer’s contemporary work Pulse and Dvorak’s famed Symphony No. 7." Conducted by Charles Latshaw

http://www.gjso.org/event/lee-plays-brahms/

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Blue Streak Ensemble at BOP STOP
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Streak Ensemble at BOP STOP

Rhythms, Reflections and Rituals is a program of recently written music by living composers which explores the varied sounds of interesting colors, driving rhythms, and highlights virtuosic playing. From the soaring melodies and imitation bird calls in Brouwer's "Lonely Lake," to the beautifully haunting tone of the alto flute in Marc Satterwhite's "Imagined Rituals," this program has something for every music lover. Several of the composers will be in attendance. This concert is made possible in part by the Bascom Little Fund.

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PROGRAM:
Monophony by John Mayrose
     Flute, viola, percussion, piano
 
Largo from Sonata for violin and piano in F major by Handel
     Arr. by Brouwer for flute, violin, cello, vibes
 
Imagined Rituals by Marc Satterwhite
     Flute, percussion
 
It is Long Past Dusk from Voice of the Lake by Margaret Brouwer
     Violin, viola, cello

Techno Parade 5 by Guillaume Connesson
     Clarinet, violin, piano

Lonely Lake by Margaret Brouwer
     Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano

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Toledo Symphony performs excerpts from "Voice of the Lake"
Feb
16
9:45 AM09:45

Toledo Symphony performs excerpts from "Voice of the Lake"

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The Toledo Symphony will perform excerpts from Brouwer's "Voice of the Lake" on their Young People's Concerts Series with the theme "Water Music."

From trickling streams to raging thunderstorms, water has fascinated composers throughout the ages.   It continues to inspire composers today.  Experience the beauty of water through the power of full-orchestra, live at the magnificent Peristyle Theater.

PROGRAM: 
Smith    The Star-Spangled Banner
Handel    Hornpipe from Water Music
Smetana    Opening of The Moldau
Brubeck    Moonsong from River of Song
Chambers    Great Black Swamp from Four Sacred Places
Brouwer    Voice of the Lake (excerpt)
Beethoven    Storm from Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"
Strauss    On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Menken    Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

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Featured Composer on the Dialogues series hosted by Composers Now
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Featured Composer on the Dialogues series hosted by Composers Now

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents
BAC Salon: Dialogues
With Margaret Brouwer, Du Yun and Esperanza Spalding.
Hosted by Tania León, founder of Composers Now
Premiering Brouwer's Fleeting Images

In an evening of performance and conversation, Margaret Brouwer, Esperanza Spalding, and Du Yun share their music and discuss their creative process as part of a series designed to showcase the diversity of living composers, and create a forum for meaningful exchange among composers, performers, and audiences.
http://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/bac-salon-dialogues

Co-presented with Composers Now
BAC Salon is a series of concerts performed in an intimate salon setting.

 

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Sweets & Serenades
May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Sweets & Serenades

Blue Streak Ensemble performs a delicious afternoon of FREE chamber music at Lucy's Bakery in Cleveland. Stop in for a pastry and stay to listen to music performed by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra.

BACH Two Part Invention for Four                                   Emma Shook, violin
BROUWER Demeter Prelude                                              Yun-Ting Lee, violin
BORODIN String Quartet # 2                                             Lisa Boyko, viola
BROUWER Through the Haze                                            Anna Hurt, cello
PHILLIPS Porch Music                                                       Luke Rinderknecht, percussion

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Blue Streak Ensemble Residency at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Blue Streak Ensemble Residency at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

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Program
Chiayu Hsu:  Sea-Blue Flowing Mountain Breakdown for flute, viola, cello, piano
Brouwer: Shattered Glass for flute, cello, percussion, piano
Marc Satterwhite: Imagined Rituals for flute and percussion
Brouwer:  Through the Haze for four musicians
John Mayrose: Monophony for flute, viola, cello, piano

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