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

"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 for Vocal Soloists, Choirs, and Instruments 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.  Written in four parts with lyrics drawn from the poetry of Cleveland poet David Adams and composer Margaret Brouwer as well as transcripts from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public hearing, and video clips from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, the work highlights ongoing environmental concerns that are affecting Lake Erie:  a recreational treasure, expansive natural habitat, important economic engine, major shipping channel and the source of drinking water for 11 million people.

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

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
3:00pm 3:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
9:45am 9:45am

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
3:00pm 3:00pm

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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Blue Streak Ensemble Residency at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Blue Streak Ensemble Residency at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

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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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"Classical Music is a Living Art"
Apr
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

"Classical Music is a Living Art"

Blue Streak Ensemble has recently joined the roster as a teaching artist at the Center for Arts Inspired Learning. BSE and Margaret Brouwer will be going into schools throughout Cleveland and giving mini-concerts and educational talks on classical music. This program is for K-5th graders and will feature the following repertoire:

Bach: Two Part Invention for Four (arranged by Brouwer for flute, violin, cello and vibes)
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream (arranged by Brouwer for flute, violin, cello, percussion and piano)
Mark Phillips: Playing Outdoors (violin, cello, percussion)
Brouwer: Romp (violin, percussion, piano)

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"Sonata for Horn and Piano" in recital at Virginia Tech
Apr
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

"Sonata for Horn and Piano" in recital at Virginia Tech

Kristin Fowler, horn, is performing and streaming her advocacy based recital for Sexual Assault Awareness Month which includes Brouwer's "Sonata for Horn and Piano,", "Songs of the Wolf" by Andrea Clearfield and works by Odette Gartenlaub. The recital at Virginia Tech, Squires Recital Salon will be live streamed here: www.performingarts.vt.edu/live-stream-events

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"Rhapsodic Sonata" performed in concert with the Cleveland Composers Guild
Mar
13
3:00pm 3:00pm

"Rhapsodic Sonata" performed in concert with the Cleveland Composers Guild

  • Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Fynette Kulas Hall (map)
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Cleveland Composers Guild presents Brouwer's "Rhapsodic Sonata" performed by Eleisha Nelson (viola) and Shuai Wang (piano).

Program also includes:

Mary Ann Griebling: 3 French songs
Brouwer: Rhapsodic Sonata
Saunders: Poems of Dickinson
Piper: 5 songs of Yasparia
Stephen Griebling: Episode on Lake Erie
Karcher: Lucid Dreaming 

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Blue Streak Ensemble at Dunham Tavern
Feb
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Blue Streak Ensemble at Dunham Tavern

Join us for an evening of American, Classical, Vernacular, porch music performed in an historical barn.

Brouwer: Demeter Prelude for String Quartet
Yehudi Wyner: Brandeis Sunday for String Quartet
Rob Smith: Breaking Point for solo percussion
Mark Phillips: Porch Music 
Brouwer: Through the Haze 

Tickets starting at $10. Purchase online here or at the door.

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