Blue Streak Ensemble performs Brouwer at the Fire Museum
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Streak Ensemble performs Brouwer at the Fire Museum

Blue Streak Ensemble partners with the Western Reserve Fire Museum for our Season Finale Concert!

In 2019, Blue Streak Ensemble's concerts commemorate the Cuyahoga River Fire 50 years ago that catapulted the movement for environmental change. We are honored to partner with the Fire Museum to commemorate this important anniversary.

Come at 6:30 pm for a Pre-concert chat with composer Margaret Brouwer and Jim Bell, President of the Fire Museum and Retired Lieutenant from the Cleveland Heights Fire Department.

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PROGRAM

Dawn Sonntag: Tattler Creek 
Judd Greenstein: Clearing, Dawn, Dance 
Brouwer: Through the Haze 
Brouwer: All Lines are Still Busy 
Gene Koshinski: Get It! 
Missy Mazzoli: Lies You Can Believe In
Greg D’Alessio: River Dance (World Premiere)

Featured Musicians:

Sean Gabriel, Flute 
Gunnar Hirthe, Clarinet 
Arleigh Savage, Bassoon
Larry Herman, Trumpet 
Mari Sato, Violin 
Yael Senamaud, Viola 
Anna Bowman Hurt, Cello 
Luke Rinderknecht, Percussion

Special Event Parking Rate: $5.00
There will be parking assistants to direct you to the lot across the street from the museum

This performance is supported by generous grants from the Cleveland Foundation, Bascom Little Fund, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

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"Pulse" performed in London at Royal Holloway
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

"Pulse" performed in London at Royal Holloway

  • Windsor Building, University of London (map)
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A night at the Rodeo: welcome week concert

Margaret Brouwer (1940): Pulse
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Te Deum
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ from Candide
George Gershwin (1898-1937): ‘Summertime’ from Porgy and Bess
Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Join conductor Rebecca Miller and the welcome week orchestra and chorus for our opening musical extravaganza at Royal Holloway with a smorgasbord of orchestral and choral music of a transatlantic flavour. With Aaron Copland’s ballet Rodeo, music by Joseph Haydn and Margaret Brouwer, plus Bernstein’s 'Glitter and Be Gay' from Candide featuring a 2019 Royal Holloway concerto competition winner Emily Chapman, this is sure to kick-start our season in style, whilst all performed by our fresh, new students.

Admission free but booking is essential.

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"Demeter Prelude" on Heights Arts Close Encounters series
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

"Demeter Prelude" on Heights Arts Close Encounters series

Our second concert of our Close Encounters chamber music series.
After the success of our first We Too program, our second features four First Ladies in Classical Music: string quartets by the first woman chosen to perform for Abraham Lincoln, the first female composer-in-residence at CIM, the first woman instrumentalist in a major orchestra, plus a brand-new clarinet quintet by a young New York composer, Anna Weesner, recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2008 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Mari Sato, for 23 years violinist in the Cavani String Quartet, will guide us through these selections.

Program:

Margaret Brouwer “Demeter Prelude” for string quartet (first female composer-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music)

Rebecca Clarke Comodo e amabile for string quartet (first woman instrumentalist in a major orchestra)

Teresa Carreño String Quartet (a Venezuelan native, the first composer chosen to perform for Abraham Lincoln)

Anna Weesner Clarinet Quintet “Eight Lost Songs of Orlando Underground” (first work performed at Heights Arts that is not available on iTunes)

Performers: Mari Sato (Oberlin Conservatory), Isabel Trautwein (the Cleveland Orchestra), violins, Eric Wong (Cavani Quartet), viola, Paul Kushious (the Cleveland Orchestra), cello, Robert Woolfrey (the Cleveland Orchestra), clarinet

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Warren Philharmonic Orchestra plays "Pulse"
Apr
19
3:00 PM15:00

Warren Philharmonic Orchestra plays "Pulse"

  • First Presbyterian Church, Warren, OH (map)
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  Paris in Spring!  A firebird, Mozart in Paris and a mysterious "pulse" that captures it all!

   The orchestra will perform:

  • Paris Symphony No. 31 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

  • Pulse by Margaret Brouwer.

  • Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy.

  • Fêtes from Nocturnes by Claude Debussy.

  • The Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky.

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CIM Orchestra plays Remembrances
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

CIM Orchestra plays Remembrances

  • Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music (map)
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Andrew Grams, Conductor

PROGRAM TO INCLUDE

  • BROUWER   Remembrances (1996) 

  • DVOŘÁK   Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World” 

  • PROKOFIEV   Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

Admission is free and open to the public
https://www.cim.edu/concerts-events/cim-orchestra-guest-conductor-andrew-grams

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BSE performs excerpts from "Voice of the Lake"
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

BSE performs excerpts from "Voice of the Lake"

  • Happy Days Lodge, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (map)
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Join the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland Public Theatre at Happy Days Lodge to witness selections from Fire on the Water, the acclaimed multimedia theatrical event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River.

Blue Streak Ensemble performs excerpts from Brouwer’s Voice of the Lake in conjunction with this event.


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Lonely Lake performed at Off the Hook Arts Festival
Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Lonely Lake performed at Off the Hook Arts Festival

  • 1001-A E Harmony Road Fort Collins, CO 80525 (map)
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Off the Hook Arts provides low-cost music performance education for students while cultivating a love of the performing arts through a stellar array of public concerts and special events. The festival on which Lonely Lake will be featured is focused on nature with a save-the-environment message

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Blue Streak Ensemble at BOP STOP:  Polluted Channels Running Wild
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Blue Streak Ensemble at BOP STOP: Polluted Channels Running Wild

This year, Blue Streak Ensemble musically remembers the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire that catapulted the movement for environmental change. Tonight's show at BOP STOP will feature the World Premiere of a work written for BSE about the Cuyahoga River Fire by Matthew Saunders!

Margaret Brouwer: Diary of an Alien
Derek Bermel: Tied Shifts
Margaret Brouwer: Running Wild for solo percussion
Matthew Saunders: Channels (Premiere)

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Voice of the Lake in Cincinnati
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Voice of the Lake in Cincinnati

Margaret Brouwer and the Blue Streak Ensemble have been invited to perform “Voice of the Lake” at the 38th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society in Cincinnati. The performance will be free as part of the concert series at the 21c Museum Hotel, a multi-venue contemporary art museum.

This free performance is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors:

GOLD SPONSOR ($1,000)
Glen and Betsy Borre Fund
Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources

SILVER SPONSOR ($500 – $999)
Miami University Department of Biology and Global Change Limnology Lab
Eugene Braig
Barefoot Wine
The Nature Conservancy
Lisa Borre

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Mid America Freedom Band plays "Red Hill Special March"
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Mid America Freedom Band plays "Red Hill Special March"

  • Medallian Theater, Plexpod Westport Commons, Kansas City (map)
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Autumn colors and big, bold symphonic hues are in store for Mid America Freedom Band's fall concert, which features three marches: Margaret Brouwer’s Red Hill Special March, Sergey Prokofiev’s March from Love for Three Oranges, and Henry Fillmore’s Orange Bowl March. Also programmed are Stephanie Berg’s Summoning Fire, Autumn Passages by Eric Knechtges, Quincy Hilliard’s In Praise of Autumn, Arthur Sullivan’s Pineapple Poll, and more.

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Mentor Composer with American Composers Orchestra's EarShot New Music Readings
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Mentor Composer with American Composers Orchestra's EarShot New Music Readings

The New Music Readings are the culmination of a series of private readings, feedback sessions, and work with mentor composers Bright Sheng, David Biedenbender, and Margaret Brouwer. The selected composers, chosen from an international candidate pool of 159 applicants, are Emmanuel Berrido (Danza Ritual), Tyler Eschendal (Zarathustra Mixtape), Jiyoung Ko (Remembrances), and Daniel Leo (Blowing Mad Clouds).

Presented by EarShot (the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network), ArtPrize, and the Grand Rapids Symphony

https://www.americancomposers.org/2018/08/10/grand-rapids-symphony-earshot-new-music-readings/

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Columbus Symphony Orchestra plays "Pulse"
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Columbus Symphony Orchestra plays "Pulse"

Joshua Bell Returns

Rossen Milanov, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Program:
BROUWER: Pulse
BRUCH: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

For one night only, classical music’s star violinist returns to the Columbus Symphony for the first time since 1999, to perform the deeply romantic concerto of Max Bruch. Maestro Milanov closes the season with Brahms’ glowing final symphony.

Focus: CREATIVE WOMEN

http://www.columbussymphony.com/events/calendar/profile.dT/joshua-bell-returns-1

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Chorus Austin performs "Sing With The Lark"
May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Chorus Austin performs "Sing With The Lark"

Southwest Voices
Our fifth annual Southwest Voices celebrates contemporary composers and poets from central Texas and the Southwest including contributors from Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

At Chorus Austin, we are passionate about new music and offer this concert to bring new works and compositional voices to our community. Many of the composers are or have been singers in our ensembles and being able to shine a spotlight on them gives us an extra sense of community.

https://www.chorusaustin.org/southwest-voices.html

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Chorus Austin performs "Sing With The Lark"
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Chorus Austin performs "Sing With The Lark"

Southwest Voices
Our fifth annual Southwest Voices celebrates contemporary composers and poets from central Texas and the Southwest including contributors from Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

At Chorus Austin, we are passionate about new music and offer this concert to bring new works and compositional voices to our community. Many of the composers are or have been singers in our ensembles and being able to shine a spotlight on them gives us an extra sense of community.

https://www.chorusaustin.org/southwest-voices.html

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Lakeland Civic Orchestra performs "Pulse"
Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Lakeland Civic Orchestra performs "Pulse"

  • Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, Lakeland Community College (map)
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The Lakeland Civic Orchestra will present their first spring semester concert "Shall We Dance," Sunday, Marc 4, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center in the D-Building of the main campus.

The concert will feature one of the winners of the Young Artists Concerto Competition and will highlight music from Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer. Dancers from the Fine Arts Association will also be performing on stage with the orchestra.

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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.

Read the Synopsis

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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